A rumor is spread about Avery, that hurts their feelings. Will they learn how to safely deal with bullies, and will Max, a classmate who witnesses the bullying, come to Avery’s defense? Throughout this interactive drama and workshop, students will explore the themes of empathy, kindness, and community building.
How the Program Works
Two actor-educators visit a classroom and facilitate a 45-minute drama exploring the serious issue of bullying. The workshop includes moments of scripted performance, guided discussion and improvisation.
- Audience Members…as they view short scenes performed by the actor teachers
- Critical Thinkers…as they reflect on the scenes and use their own reasoning to draw conclusions
- Actors…as they implement their own ideas through role play
- To create safe learning environments for all students
- To cultivate communities of respect and inclusion
- To empower students to be agents of positive change
Students Consider the Following Questions:
- What is empathy and how do we show that to another person?
- What does bullying look like? Does it always look the same?
- What is a bystander and how can they stop bullying?
- What should you do if you or someone you know if being bullied?