Taking a Stand (6-9)

In this new play students learn they must stand-up and advocate for themselves and others.

Educational Objectives

1. To provide examples of bullying based on stereotyping.
2. To identify empathy tools.
3. To inspire critical thinking and advocacy.
4. To examine common fears regarding people who are different.
5. To increase self-awareness regarding difference.
6. To explore factors that create prejudice.
7. To learn strategies to promote inclusion.

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“A powerful, moving, thought-provoking presentation. The actors were so convincing. Highly recommended!”Anne Dudley, Special Ed Teacher

Logistical Info

Grades: 6-9
Length: 40 minutes
Max audience size: 500
Space: 10′ tall, 16′ wide, 20′ deep
Price: $660/perf, plus travel

M arya dreams of being the best basketball player of all time, Sebastian dreams of being the next president and Sharif dreams of winning the Nobel Prize in engineering. When separate acts of bullying lead to all three of them throwing those dreams away, they come together as they learn how to not only advocate for themselves, but to stand up for others when bullying is encountered.

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“It was really up-to-date. It kept the students attention. Everyone was quiet and I could tell they were really engaged.” Amy Oian, School Social Worker