IMG_4467a.jpg

Play Synopsis

Teesha struggles with social pressures and the influences of her peers – like her childhood friend, Kim who likes to party, and Eric, a new romantic interest. One evening, at a party, impaired judgment and miscommunication result in unwanted and tragic circumstances. Mixed Messages uses Forum Theatre to address issues of drugs, alcohol and consent. The Facilitator asks students to discuss what could have been said or done differently to make clearer choices and allow someone to find their voice in uncomfortable situations. The show provides concrete, interactive education topics now covered by the Ontario Health and Physical Education curriculum for elementary and high schools. It creates a platform for students to come up on stage and enact “an intervention” or suggest a change to create a positive outcome to the situation presented.

Mixed Messages is written by Luciano Iogna.

 

Goals

  • Empowers teens to make healthy choices.
  • Informs students on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Provides students with a toolbox of positive options and solutions to peer pressure.
  • Catalyzing discussion about consent.

Tour Details

Where? Touring GTA & surrounding areas
When? Spring 2018
Who? Grades 6-8/9-12
Max. Audience Size: 350
Price: $775+HST per show
(Ask about our discounts for multiple performances)
How? Contact us here.

Audience Responses

“Made me more aware for not only myself, but my friends and the kinds of pressure and situations I can help prevent by being savvy about how I choose to act…”

“I appreciated how the speaker and actors helped to guide students to understand different ways to change situations under peer pressure. I also found it helpful to hear about other students’ way of protecting themselves.”