Light Switch (6-12)

Touring starts in February 2019!

Our new secondary play teaches students about healthy relationships through the skills of advocacy and empathy.

Educational Objectives

  1. To define power, consent, healthy relationships
  2. To understand the difference between a need and a want
  3. To explore and dismantle negative/unhealthy relationship stereotypes and expectations
  4. To demonstrate how to (in safe ways) remove themselves from unhealthy relationships even when they want to stay-to know when to walk away
  5. To demonstrate empathetic acceptance of other people’s boundaries
  6. To empower people to advocate for themselves when they are in uncomfortable/unhealthy situations

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Logistical Info

Grades: 6-12
Length: 40 minutes
Max audience size: 500
Space: 10′ tall, 16′ wide, 20′ deep
Price: Starts at $650

Best friends Jill and Taylor have made it a tradition since forever-ago to walk to fifth period together, when Taylor, suddenly begins showing up late. Jill learns that Taylor has began seeing a classmate named Chris, and suddenly all of their time is being taken up by Chris. Taylor begins failing classes, lying to their family, and ditching Jill. Jill notices an extreme shift in her best friends behavior, and tries to reach out to them, and Taylor pushes her away even more. With the help of her boyfriend, Ryan, her teacher, Mr. Patterson, and others, Jill tries to save her friendship, but most importantly her best friends happiness. Using elements of movement and dance, along with live music, Light Switch is a relevant and sincere theatre and learning experience that explores toxic friendships and relationships, learning how to walk away from harmful situations, and how to adhere to ourselves, and others, so we can all strive to be the best possible versions of ourselves.

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