by Sarah Jane Dickenson
What happens when the world you know collapses?
How do people cope with change?
Can we control the barriers we create to protect ourselves?
‘Not Yet’ is an examination of the barriers people create when everything around them is falling apart.
A class full of the disaffected led by a redeployed German assistant, struggle to come to terms with their differences. The curriculum demands that they study the fall of the Berlin Wall, but their real learning comes when they are forced to confront the overwhelming barriers they have created for themselves and others.
Not Yet’ is a fast paced, thought provoking and challenging new play written by Sarah Jane Dickenson, a university drama lecturer and playwright who specialises in writing for young people. The play was commissioned by The Goethe – Institut as part of a European wide commemoration of the fall of The Berlin Wall.
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Set in contemporary Britain, the play explores the current challenges of social identity, economic migration, isolation and fractured community as some of the consequences of the political, economic and social changes which took place across Europe in the latter part of the twentieth century and are symbolised by the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The play involves physical theatre, naturalistic theatre, original music and innovative chorus work.