Lockdown (6-12)

This powerful play teaches students about bullying and harassment prevention.

Educational Objectives

  1. To show that watching bullying or harassment and doing nothing can exacerbate a harassment situation
  2. To explore reasons why students choose not to take action when they see someone being bullied
  3. To show how students can take action
  4. To demonstrate possible positive and negative consequences of taking action
  5. To show that positive self-identification is a motivator for taking action

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“Your dialogue was effective and age appropriate. I liked the opportunity for the students to see how changing one thing in response to bullying could make a difference.”Curt Shircel, Principal

Logistical Info

Grades: 6-12
Length: 40 minutes
Max audience size: 500
Space: 10′ tall, 16′ wide, 20′ deep
Price: $660/perf, plus travel

T odd has managed to steer clear of the rumors, gossip, insults, and fights rampant throughout his school. That is until Todd’s lab partner, Stacia, begins bullying his other lab partner, Byron. As Todd and Byron build an unlikely friendship, Todd begins to feel empathy for his new friend, especially when Stacia launches a vicious campaign of cyberbullying aimed at Byron. Still, it takes a lockdown to finally push Todd into action.

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“It was a fantastic performance with an important message that I believe all students will benefit from”LuEllen Richmond, Vice Principal