Larrikin or Larry Can't?

A corporate theatre workshop exploring the impact

of sexual harassment in the workplace 

A distinctive and highly engaging workplace training session focused on recognising and responding to sexual harassment, developed in partnership with EEO specialists.

 

Larrikin or Larry Can’t explores the legal definitions, liabilities and duties of care surrounding harassment in the workplace. In the session we will discuss appropriate behaviour, use of language and topics of conversation, to clearly define when behaviour crosses the line.

Our corporate theatre training is delivered independently or as a part of a half-day or full-day workshop.

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Learning Outcomes

Participants will:​

  • Identify appropriate and inappropriate workplace interactions

  • Reflect on their own attitudes and behaviours and how they impact others

  • Explore strategies for standing up for themselves and others in uncomfortable situations

  • Understand what support services are available

  • Learn the legal definition of sexual harassment and a manager’s additional responsibilities

  • Examine policies and procedures that create a safe workplace for everyone

  • Learn how to recognise signs that behaviour is unwelcome

We integrate and refer to your internal policies and code of conduct in addition to state and federal workplace legislation.

The Story

Larry is the self-appointed office ‘clown’, but Stephanie doesn’t find the crude jokes and constant innuendo very funny.

 

When Larry ignores her playful discouragement, and escalates his behaviour she needs help to tackle his unwanted advances.

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From our participants

I felt very involved and saw how seeing scenarios can make knowledge clear.

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Techniques

  • CORPORATE THEATRE - Introducing new or challenging ideas through a theatrical storytelling lens, allowing the audience to observe, reflect, and put into practice new ideas in a safe and hands-off environment. 

  • FORUM THEATRE - Participants redirect the outcome of a scene, by intervening when characters demonstrate unhelpful behaviour, and offering feedback on appropriate behaviour. 

  • CHARACTER INTERVIEW - Participants interview the actors in character, to uncover internal motivations, fears, and beliefs driving their observable behaviour.