Implied Consent explored in latest production at The Actors’ Hub

Implied Consent features Ashana Murphy, Glenn Wallis, Christopher Colley, Carlin Monteiro and Sophia Gilet.
Implied Consent features Ashana Murphy, Glenn Wallis, Christopher Colley, Carlin Monteiro and Sophia Gilet.

DO we pretend we don’t understand consent to push our own agendas or are we genuinely confused?

It’s a question explored in Implied Consent at The Actors’ Hub, after more than 50 interviews were conducted with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

“The show gives a 360-degree perspective on what people believe consent is, giving an often harrowing exploration as to how they imply it,” Balcatta director Amanda Crewes said.

“Many were nervous to talk about it and Implied Consent presents challenging and diverse perspectives on where the line sits in such a grey area.

“We take this unvoiced issue and, through real people’s stories, show how implying consent to the small things can spiral out of control.

“This insidious epidemic needs to be taken back to the basics of care, compassion and tolerance.”

Implied Consent, which stars Warwick actor Christopher Colley, is the second in a trilogy of plays from The Actors’ Hub exposing a culture that needs to be redefined, following the subject of coward punches in One Punch Wonder.

All use the genre of verbatim theatre, using the exact words of people interviewed.

“The actors aim to give as accurate a representation of the interviewees as possible,” Crewes said.

“We want to do justice to all sides of the argument, so all the stories need to be told.”

Implied Consent plays at 7pm on August 17 and 18 at The Actors’ Hub in East Perth.

Tickets at www.trybooking.com/XGVH.