The “Teens to Teens” Outreach program is a group of young people sharing drama productions and sketches about various issues facing today’s teenagers. Members have been professionally trained as actors, peer facilitators, and public speakers.
An interactive discussion following each performance provides time during which teens can relate to teens about their issues, questions, feelings, and concerns, as well as helping them in dealing with the pressures and challenges of today’s world.
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Upper Elementary and Junior High
Oh I Want To Be Popular
“Oh, I want to be Popular” explores the interaction of four middle school students and their struggles to fit in. A game of love, a game of chance, “The Rules of Dating” game show will humorously ask what so many kids are wondering…Do people like me? Am I pretty or handsome? Do they think I’m a geek? Are my clothes in fashion? So many questions, so many things to figure out, but most important of all, how can I fit in?
Junior High and High School
“Harsh Reality” features five stereo-typical teens to which everyone can relate. This three day “reality TV game-show” forces the characters to confront bullying, gossip, backbiting, eating disorders, cutting, name calling, labeling, prejudice, and low self image. A series of games draws attention to their differences, where they realize just how “the same” they really are.
All Dressed Up – No Place To Go
“All Dressed Up – No Place To Go” is about two teenage couples who take different paths in their dating relationships. Recognizing that more and more teens are sexually active, the play explores concepts of teen sexuality and presents a strong message of abstinence, self-worth, and respect for each other by conveying the message that it is never too late to make wise choices for personal safety and health.
“Alky” begins at the home of a teenager who has invited a few friends over for a party while his parents are away. There always seems to be an “older friend” that is willing to get the liquor for a teen party, and this time is no different. As the evening progresses the audience shares in a variety of conversations between the teens friends. Individual characters speak to the audience revealing many of the myths, peer pressures and half-truths told to and believed by teenagers today.
“Isolation” is an enormously dramatic play of four teenage boys and three teenage girls who break into their school gym to play basketball and accidentally lock themselves in. In their desperation to get out, their tempers flare and their true natures are revealed to the audience.
Secrets. Secrets. Secrets… ssssshhhhhh. I’ve got a secret. “I’m a virgin…is that so terrible?” “I’m an alcoholic….wanna drink?” “I just had sex….I’m pregnant.” “I’m in love…I’m only 13.” “Who am I?” “I’m an artist, a musician, a dreamer, a thinker, a lover, a girl, a boy. My passion runs deep…” “Who am I?” “Every night before I go to sleep I look out my window and wonder how many families are as screwed up as mine.” No where to go and no one to turn to.
Homeward Bound Theatre Company
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