Body image stereotyping and body shaming is relevant in our digital age, particularly through social media. The effects of this are particularly evident in younger generations.
UQ drama students have produced a piece of Forum Theatre centred around this issue titled, BodySlam: Self Esteem Sold Separately.
In Forum Theatre, a play is presented as a way of evoking a theatrical dialogue centred around a social or political issue that is relevant to the community. Audience members have an opportunity to engage with the story and alter the outcome.
In this piece, we represent the problem from the perspective of both young men and women, in social and professional environments alike.
We invite you to attend any of our performances from the 26th-29th October at the Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio at the University of Queensland St Lucia campus. Furthermore, if you attend our gala evening on the 27th October, after the show, there will be free drinks and a chance to meet the wonderful and talented DRAM2200 students who wrote and created BodySlam.
Please RSVP by 19th October by calling 3365 2552 so we can make sure no one misses out on seeing this innovative and topical production.