Human Like Me
Theatrix Youtheatre Society is pleased to present support in dramatic form to anyone who is interested in educating children about diversity and racism in the classroom.
Human Like Me is a 40-minute production that focuses on themes of diversity, inclusion, immigration, and anti-racism through an allegorical story. Thanks to the support of the Government of Canada this play is free to all educators for a limited time. Please credit Theatrix Youtheatre, the playwright, and the composer in any productions.
A family of humans moves to Obelopolis: The World’s Happiest Monster Metropolis. Go through the immigration experience with them and see what it feels like to move to a country that wasn’t designed for people who look like you.
This 40-minute production is an easy script with more complicated subject matter and themes making it ideally suited for cast members in grades 4-6. Requires a cast of 7-12 students, depending on doubling. Created in 2020 this script can also be used for online learning or presented with physical distancing easily maintained.
A study guide is also available for this production to help facilitate a discussion on the ideas and themes presented in this story. Educators not looking to stage their own production or work with the script in their classroom are welcome to watch the recorded performance here or here using the study guide as additional support material.