The Bully Project - Alberta School Tour

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on April 20, 2014

Produced by Concrete Theatre, the Junior High version of my new TYA play debuted this spring touring  to Junior Highs across Alberta from March 31 to April 29, 2014.  A participatory play for teens that explores the issue of bullying, the play has benefited from some amazing support. The script was a commission from Concrete and the pilot tour received a very generous grant from the Edmonton Community Foundation. 

As director, I was so lucky to be able to assemble the “A” team of artists, actors Sheldon Elter, Jenny McKillop and Carmela Sison, and stage manager Dawn Friesen. Caroline Howarth worked as the dramaturg on the script, and it was great to have her as a co-conspirator on the project. Concrete was also very happy to have the assistance of Tracy Muth, a registered psychologist with Elk Island Public Schools in Sherwood Park, Alberta who offered lots of help and support and wrote our Teacher’s Guide.

This upcoming fall, a second version of the play, written especially for Elementary School students grades 4-6, will premiere in rep with the Junior High Version. This second pilot tour is also supported by a generous grant from the Edmonton Community Foundation and will be produced by Concrete.

 

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