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Yes Yes Yes

Eleanor Bishop & Karin McCracken

Jamie and Ari like each other. Karin and Tom do too 😉

They might be at two separate parties, but their stories are identical – until they really aren’t.

Part confession, part documentary, part open conversation, Yes Yes Yes is a theatre show created for young people that explores the knotty and necessary topics of healthy relationships, consent, and desire.


This latest work from award-winning duo Karin McCracken and Eleanor Bishop blends audience interaction with captivating solo performance, and features in-depth interviews with teenagers from around Aotearoa New Zealand.

Made with and for 14-22 year olds, Yes Yes Yes is a funny, generous and innovative piece of contemporary performance that speaks directly to one of the most pressing issues young people face today.

Yes Yes Yes was originally commissioned by Auckland Live and produced by Zanetti Productions and has toured extensively in New Zealand to arts festivals, theatres and high schools.

“Intelligence, sensitivity, honesty, empathy and insight – all without a trace of preach.” – Theatreview

“Funny, thoughtful and entirely relatable.” – NZ Herald

“Everyone needs to see this.” – Radio New Zealand National

“I also wish that I had seen this show when I was age 16. But I guess it doesn’t actually matter how old you are, even more than a decade on from my high school years, Yes Yes Yes is a profoundly moving and galvanising experience.” – Theatreview


Eleanor Bishop & Karin McCracken are an award winning duo of theatre makers from Aotearoa-New Zealand who make socially engaged, contemporary performance focused on gender, sex, and violence. Their work is formally innovative, blending technology, participation and documentary, and is developed through extensive research and in consultation with audiences, social agencies and academics.

Eleanor Bishop is a director and writer and Karin McCracken is a writer and performer. Their award winning works include Jane Doe (Edinburgh Fringe, touring in NZ & Australia, Wellington Theatre Award Most Original Production, Sydney Fringe Critics Choice); Body Double (BATS STAB Commission, Silo Theatre/Auckland Arts Festival, Wellington Theatre Award Production of the Year) and Yes Yes Yes. Their work has toured extensively in New Zealand everywhere from arts festivals to high schools.