Kids Against Humanity represents a long relationship with a performance ensemble of young people aged 12-19 in Adelaide's Southern suburbs.
It began in 2014 with a project called Run Zombie, Run before turning into a performance ensemble called Kids Against Humanity in 2015. Kids Against Humanity presented their first project outcome Zombie Gauntlet in 2015, followed by their second - the very ambitious Losing Faith in Unicorns as part of the dreamBIG Children’s Festival in May 2017.
These young people are ambitious, brave, fierce, talented and have so much to contribute. And with the ongoing support of Carclew and City of Onkaparinga, they’ll continue to be supported to explore and uncover future (and unknown) opportunities.
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You say that because adults have been teenagers, they understand teenagers. This is faulty reasoning. I have been, variously, an infant, a toddler, a small child, a preteen, et cetera et cetera. However, I am no longer any of those things and even though I have many memories of being a small child/preteen/etc., that does not mean that I still remember how it was to be at that stage. No matter how clear, detailed, or emotional one’s memories are of a certain stage of their life, it is in no way equivalent to actually being there.
Run Zombie, Run was a cultural mapping and volunteering project by ‘stealth’, using the mechanism of creating an interactive zombie theatre experience to work with participants in exploring their own community (and its resources) and how they can create opportunities for themselves and others.
From November 2014 – May 2015, young people aged 11-18 worked with facilitator Claire Glenn to create and present the Zombie Gauntlet.
The participants of Run Zombie, Run are continuing to work together (along with some new faces) as the Kids Against Humanity Ensemble.
Run Zombie, Run and Zombie Gauntlet were presented as part of the ExpressWay Arts DISCOVERY project. The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion contributed funds to the DISCOVERY project.
ExpressWay Arts is an initiative of Carclew undertaken jointly with City of Onkaparinga and assisted by Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia.