Photos and trailer by Lina Ikse
Gothenburg English Studio Theatre presents
Where Are You?
Teenage wannabe Youtuber Roija spends most of her time in her bedroom making videos and counting likes and subscribers. She Vlogs mainly about her amazing sister’s abilities and latest adventures. She also gives useful tips on how to be the most successful Youtuber ever
"The playwright and director Kristina Brändén Whitaker provides unusually nuanced insights into the play #WRU" - Göteborgs-Posten 14 Oct 2019
“Brändén Whitaker has written a snappy and thought-provoking monologue which doesn’t shy away from the stress, the risks and the bullying tendencies the internet can cause.” - Kulturbloggen 2 Oct 2019
Roija’s sister isn’t at home right now – “A: Has she gone away to Spain with her friends? B: Is my sister a famous YouTuber and meeting her fans abroad?” Or is it more serious? Her parents’ concern for her sister leaves little time for anything else. They definitely don’t understand, like at all, how important YouTube has become for Roija.
#WRU shines a light on online and “in real life” identities, and how hard it can be sometimes to show each other much needed support, even within the family, in the face of crisis. Where are others when we need them – and where are we when they need us? #WhereaReyoU?
Performed in English
for ages 10 - 15
Now on tour
HOW TO BOOK?
#WRU will come to your school and can be performed in your school hall (aula) or similar spaces for a maximum of 60 students. The space needs to be equipped with enough chairs or benches to seat the students. We can also arrange performance of #WRU at GEST Theatre.
10 000 SEK for first performance
(8 000 SEK for a second performance on the same day)
Tech Requirements: Access to at least 2 normal plug sockets
Blackout curtains: Blackout blinds or similar are necessary
Stage: At least 4,5 m deep, 3,5 m long and 2 m high
Audience: Max 60 pupils
Length: 45 mins and a 20 min after show-discussion with the actor can be booked without extra cost
Set-building/dismantling time: 120/60 min
Cast and crew: 2 people
You can apply grant for the school performance through: Skapande skola.
You can also view the production on Scenkonstportalen.
The Teacher's Resource Pack for WRU is available here.