Thoughts Have Feelings Too is a gentle and funny performance that shows students how to think positively about the feelings they experience in their day-to-day lives in a primary school environment.
The students meet two clowns: Sweet ‘Clown’ and the absent-minded ‘Professor’. When the two clowns meet in the Professor’s laboratory, they discover that thoughts and emotions are connected.
Over four scenes focusing on happiness, sadness, anger and fear, the clowns discover how to recognise each emotion and find simple steps to deal with them. Supporting the Health Curriculum, which promotes positive self-talk and interaction, Thoughts Have Feelings Too works as a tool for schools to discuss emotions in a positive and lighthearted way.
Developed in close consultation with teachers and child health specialists, Thoughts Have Feelings Too premiered for the opening of Mental Health Week celebrations in Brisbane, 2008. Thoughts Have Feelings Too has toured extensively with Queensland Arts Council in 2009 and 2010 throughout Regional Queensland, and Brisbane, to sell out performances!
THOUGHTS HAVE FEELINGS, TOO
The Arts (Drama)
Strands: Developing understanding of practices
Responding to and interpreting artworks
Health and Physical Education
Strand: Personal, Social and Community Health
Critical and Creative Thinking
Personal and Social Capability
Themes and Contexts:
Devised by: Ben Cornfoot, Tony Kishawi and Brin Pritchard in collaboration with Mental Health specialists.
Directed by: Tony Kishawi.
I thought that the performance this morning was simply outstanding! The best one we have ever had. Even before the performance was started they were being hilarious. It was funny and educational at the same time. 10/10! ★★★★★
The best that I've ever seen - very entertaining. Very professional. Very talented! Most appropriate! material! Great presentation! Impressive! ★★★★★
"This would have to be the best in schools production I have seen. The actors were incredibly entertaining & kept all of the students well and truly engaged. Awesome! We were crying from laughing so hard."★★★★★