Shine. Live theatre. 7.5.19

Joseph Luft’s psychology tool ‘The Johari Window’ suggests that most of us have ‘blind spots’; things about our behaviour which we can’t see ourselves but are painfully obvious to others.  Designed to support self-awareness, The Johari Window contemplates that sometimes we need others to help us see the things that are right in front of us.

An interesting way of developing such self-awareness, Shine, an autobiographical tale of North Eastern culture, immigration and the challenges of the social media generation, holds up a mirror to people with deep roots in the region, as well as ‘grown ups’, and asks ‘what are our blind spots’ and how are we able to engage with younger generations and support their development?

A bold attempt at exploring sexuality, racial tension, adolescence and mental-health, Shine works through it’s avoidance of generalisations and insistence on staying with one young man’s story; a story so impactful that it holds up the mirror that he often can’t see.

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