How do you say “Yo” in Australian?

In November 2012, I met Ann Taket, a professor and researcher from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.  She was taken by the early findings being presented at the American Public Health Assn’s conference in San Francisco on the longer term effects of “You the Man”.  Subsequently–and with what seems like lightening speed, Ann found funding to explore what it would take to have an Australian version of the program and the centerpiece performance.

It’s in the beginning stages, but I’m working with her to present the idea to various constituents in the state of Victoria, meet with creative teams that might help get the play translated, and folks who could inform what ever adaptations or opportunities can be found for implementation… that, with the promise of seeing kangaroos, well, how could I say no?

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