Presented by Arizona School for the Arts
The Kax Stage
April 8, 2016 – April 10, 2016
This anthology was commissioned in response to the growing epidemic of bullying and the all-too-often tragic results. The anthology includes 24 10-minute plays that may be performed in any combination or length and in a variety of venues. The plays are touching, imaginative, powerful, uplifting and funny. A botched chemistry experiment creates a horde of homophobic teenage zombie bullies. A teenager poignantly relates to his dad how a bullied classmate resorted to physical violence. Three dinosaurs at a museum surprise three bickering kids on a school outing. A bully is forced to confront his victim “on the other side.” A boy confronts a beast in ancient Greece who provides him with a different perspective on who’s the beast. A girl on an anti-bullying crusade must face her own bullying.
High-school kids discuss the heartbreak of realizing they contributed to a classmate’s death by remaining bystanders. A mother and brother try to come to terms with the suicide of their “technicolor” son and brother. The trickle-down effect of bullying is explored in several plays, along with the dangers of cyber-bullying. This collection of short plays will challenge, inspire and enlighten your audiences and help you confront the issue of bullying in a constructive and creative way.
Director by Xanthia Angel Walker
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Sunday, April 10, 2pm