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Making Sense

Basic Overview:

This play is featured in the Conversations for Change activity “Fresh Eyes.” Students are studying an alien culture and finding it hard going! These ‘humans’ just don’t make a lot of sense — why do seemingly intelligent beings restrict their food intake and do such bizarre things to their bodies?
2010 rethink theatre challenge

Discussion Points:

  • Why do you think the writers have used “aliens” in this script?
  • How does looking at our society through an alien’s eyes make us think about our culture, beliefs and behaviours?
  • What main themes is this script trying to re-educate about?
  • How might you support a healthier body image culture at your school/ amongst your peers?

Themes:

mental health, alien, eating disorder, food, social constructionism

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