Free Community Event
February 23, 2019
Entering a second year of outreach and partnership, Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) and Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Program has visited more than 22,000 students and 2,100 teachers statewide through it's free touring productions, in-class residencies, workshops and professional development opportunities for teachers and students.
Join us February 23, 2019 for a free community event celebrating and showcasing the outstanding work that our partnership has achieved. Reserve seats for your family in the links below. Lobby will open 30 minutes before each show with light refreshments served at 1:45 p.m.
RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE REQUIRED.
Dates and Times: Saturday, February 23rd , 2019
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Free Performance of Ghosted with a preshow address from SCT Artistic Director, Courtney Sale and Jill Patnode, Thriving Schools Program Manager, Kaiser Permanente Washington.
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Post-play discussion with actors, playwright, Trista Baldwin and SCT's Teen Advisory Group member, Samantha Lee ( student, Franklin High School) and Karina Garcia, SCT Curriculum Consultant and Teaching Artist.
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Refreshments and continue the conversation and pick up resources connected to the plays and from our community partners.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion on Mental Health Issues with Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Clinician and Mental health experts including Andrea Hoopes MD, MPH, Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Phoebe Terhaar, CDP School Coordinator, of Forefront in the Schools and Aislin Percival, staff member and Ending the Silence State Trainer from National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)..
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Follow-up Workshop in East rehearsal hall around the themes of the play, Ghosted.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Anti-Bullying Workshop in East rehearsal hall around the themes of the play, Above Between Below.
4:30 p.m. (Eve Alvord Theatre) House opens for Performance of Above Between Below.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Performance of Above Between Below with a preshow address from SCT staff and Kaiser Permanente.
Above Between Below
Above Between Below is the story of four 14- year-old middle school students. The plot revolves around an embarrassing cellphone video gone viral, an accusation of stalking, physical intimidation and gossip. What follows is a confrontation among the four students anxious for revenge, where each young person must make a choice about being a bully, a victim, a bystander or an advocate.
Ghosted tells the story of four students as they navigate through a single day of high school. When one of them experiences a bout of anxiety and is sent to the counselor’s office, issues of friendship and honesty lead all of them to reveal hard truths about their personal experiences and lives. Following these disclosures, the characters brainstorm a collective path towards resiliency, personal strength and mutual support. Following the play, the cast will engage with student audiences in a conversation about resiliency. The objective of the conversation is to further examine the themes of the play, and offer students resources and additional information about a healthy personal growth.