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The Friend Strong Musical
Can be tailored to small or large group, classroom or auditorium
Presentation runs 60 minutes
This interactive, Anti-Bullying (Dignity Act) Presentation uses theater, music and discussion to teach students what it means to be an ally, bully or bystander and what to do when they witness bullying - speak up, reach out or go find help. Award-winning authors and playwrights, Jennifer Jo Young and January M. Akselrad (composer), give students the opportunity to portray characters from the school musical, The Bully And The Bystanders, about a young boy who is bullied on the school bus. Through role-playing, students build empathy and introspection and practice helpful language and actions. Presenters will guide students in creating or reinforcing the school’s definition of “Bullying.”
• Introduction and setting of group ground rules
• Dramatic read-through by students of scenes
from "The Bully And The Bystanders"
• Role-playing exercise using scenes from
"The Bully And The Bystanders"
• Identifying different kinds of bullying
• Defining "Bully, Ally, Bystander"
• What to do if you witness bullying
• Definition of "Bullying"
• Empathy exercise
• Sing-a-long of "Speak Up, Reach Out"
Share our new "Speak Up, Reach Out" song video to help kids know what to do when they witness bullying. This is 1 of 3 songs in our Dramaterials elementary school play, "The Bully And The Bystanders"! and is taught to the students at the presentation.
One "The Bully & The Bystanders" Theater Kit will be given to your school included in the presentation fee. It's also available to purchase in our store!
4 - 4
Price: $450* Includes the presentation, a list of aligned Common Core State Standards and a Dramaterials™ ”The Bully And The Bystanders ” Play Kit which includes the song with instrumental track of “Speak Up, Reach Out.” This interactive presentation is approved and listed with Putnam/Northern Westchester B.O.C.E.S. Arts in Education. *See The Wish can operate on a sliding fee scale depending on the assets of your school. Schools with larger budgets help offset presentation costs for schools with minimal budgets.