This summer, we took our show on the road to the American Alliance for Theatre & Education Conference 2018 in Minneapolis. What a joyful and motivating weekend, all centered around the theme “Rise Up!” ⭐️ 🎭 ☮️
As audience members and participants in our workshop performance, the AATE conference attendees (including local teens!) watched #Right2Recess, brainstormed possible outcomes, then rehearsed and shared how to stand up and speak out for what they believe in as they helped the fictional characters move the story forward.
The conference experience gave us an opportunity to present our show to colleagues and community members and receive feedback so we can bring the production – and Theatre for Young Audiences as Civic Dialogue – to more kids, more schools, and more community centers. Most importantly, we had the chance to connect, activate the story and rise up as a collective.
And so, our work will continue! We will continue to explore avenues for this show and create opportunities for young people – and their grown-ups – to practice conversation, reflect on current issues, and participate in hands-on learning as artists, activists, and citizens.
Thank you to AATE, the Humanity Play Project community, the #Right2Recess cast and crew, our supporters and donors for giving our story a chance and including us in the national dialogue.