Butter Brain is a new play written by Sarah Kosar with a musical adaption by Suzann McLean.
It is a coming-of-age adventure that explores the blurred boundaries between our online and offline lives.
Every June, all seven year olds are “Digitally Integrated” and replace their teddies with mobiles. But when Alex and her friends come online, they discover they aren’t starting from scratch.
Butter Brain is a new play for young people exploring how to be online but not believing everything we see.
Butter Brain was performed at The Broadway Theatre Barking, Broadway, Barking IG11 7LS, on Saturday 25th June 2016 at 7pm
Butter Brain: The Musical was performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN, on Sunday 17th July 2016 at 5pm
What is the play about?
Butter Brain is a coming of age play about how we define our identities both on and offline, told through the journey of a group of children who are made to ceremoniously go online and inherit all the pictures their parents have took of them thus far. How can a group of children ultimately search for a way to own their identity in a online place where they’ve already existed before?
Finding your true identity through the presentation of your online identity. You can only truly understand who you actually are after someone tries to tell you who you are, you challenge it, and ultimately understand yourself.
What will people come away with?
Thinking critically about how necessary it is for us all to think about how we present ourselves online and how close or distant that is from who we actually are.
Butter Brain will incite conversations around the responsibility of both children and adults in how they share and represent each other online, especially in a parent / child context.
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