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Thursday, April 21, 2011

HELP US help end bullying in schools!

You can help by attending our upcoming fundraiser event, Alice Through the Kaleidoscope. All proceeds from this night of family-friendly entertainment will go towards bringing our award-winning BULLY Program to schools that could otherwise not afford it. This special one night event will be held on Friday, May 13th at 7:30pm. Tickets for this fundraiser event are the same price as our regular performances and the show will be at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Cranston. Call (401) 942-3637 for more information!!


Check out this video preview from last year's event!!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

BULLY

Kaleidoscope recently developed detailed descriptions of the different versions of BULLY we have available to schools. If you're interested in more information about any of these productions, please clal us at (401) 942-3637 and ask to speak with our Educational Coordinator, Jamie!

Level One (Recommended for grades K-5)
Synopsis: 6 students attend auditions for their school play, The Wizard of Oz, and enact a variety of bullying situations audience members may have encountered at school. A sensitive yet realistic portrayal of situations experienced by the bully, the bullied, and the bystanders, our BULLY program offers viable alternatives and solutions on how to deal and heal.

Level One is performed in-the-round (meaning audience members sit all around the playing area) and includes:
* An interactive opening demonstration
* A 35-minute musical performance/storyline
* A closing question and answer session

Topics covered:
* Physical bullying
* Emotional bullying
* Gossip
* Exclusion
* Cyber bullying
* Hints at suicide and other consequences of bullying behavior
* Solutions and strategies presented - Anonymous bully boxes, designated bully contact person, and telling an adult.


Level Two (Recommended for grades 4-8)
Synopsis: 6 students attend auditions for their school play, Grease, and encounter a variety of bullying situations. Watch as the bullies, the victims, and the bystanders learn from their mistakes and discover that liking yourself is an important step in ending the bullying cycle.

Level Two is performed proscenium, either on a stage or gym floor. This program including the story line, strategies, and closing Q&A runs about an hour.

Topics covered:
* Physical bullying
* Emotional bullying
* Gossip
* Exclusion
* Cyber bullying
* Consequences of bullying behavior - Suicide and School Violence
* Solutions and strategies presented - "What else could it mean?", "Like Me", deep breathing, online help - http://www.teenstrategies.com/ and partnershiptoaddressviolence.com


Level Three (Recommended for grades 7-12)
Synopsis: 6 students attend auditions for their school play, Grease, and live through a variety of bullying situations audience members may have encountered at school. Gary, a student who has been bullied for years, decides to take matters into his own hands and has something special planned for the upcoming auditions...

Level Three is performed proscenium, usually on an auditorium stage. This program including the story line, strategies, and closing Q&A and runs about an hour.

Topics covered:
* Physical bullying
* Emotional bullying
* Gossip
* Exclusion
* Cyber bullying
* Bullying/discrimination because of sexual orientation or experience
* Consequences of bullying behavior
* Suicide and School Violence (One of the characters commits suicide by the end of the show. Although nothing of the suicide is shown, one actor is left onstage to symbolize that he is no longer alive. Schools can determine if they'd prefer not to use this ending.)
* Hints of abuse
* Solutions and strategies presented - "What else could it mean?", "Like Me", deep breathing, online help - http://www.teenstrategies.com/, http://www.itgetsbetter.com/, http://www.partnershiptoaddressviolence.com/

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