Boys Don't is a new spoken word show from Papertale, touring in 2017 in association with Half Moon Theatre and Apples and Snakes South East, funded by Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England.
Boys Don't is about: what happens to boys when they cry, and how the responses they get shape them as they grow into men. The show features (in repertory): Justin Coe, Hadiru Mahdi, Tanaka Mhishi and Steve Tasane, spoken word artists who draw on their own experiences to look at personal, social and cultural issues that affect boys' ability to express their feelings. The show is targeted at mixed audiences, offering follow-on discussion and workshops exploring wider issues of gender role stereotyping and the impacts on all young people, as well as exploration of the spoken word/performance poetry artform.
Directed and conceived by Rosemary Harris.
Yr 7 performance, St Leonards Academy:
Yr 5 performance, Half Moon Theatre: