Kaiser Permanente Theatre Program
Now entering our second year of partnership, SCT and Kaiser Permanente’s Free Educational Theater Program has visited nearly 22,000 students and 2,100 Teachers statewide. The Educational Theater Program consists of touring productions, in class residencies, workshops and professional development opportunities for teachers and students alike, all free to qualifying schools. All of our programming is designed to inspire children, teens and adults to make informed decisions about their health and build stronger communities.
To book a performance, please contact Scott Koh, Arts Based Learning Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-443-0807 Ext. 1082.
ABOVE BETWEEN BELOW
By Ramón Esquivel
Above Between Below is a touring assembly for middle school audiences designed to engage students in conversations about managing conflicts, bullying and resiliency. The play allows young people to observe the shifting status between the bully, bystander or victim depending on circumstances. Following each performance students will have an opportunity to participate in a discussion with the cast aimed to spark further conversation about how conflicts emerge and to brainstorm positive alternatives and outcomes. Above Between Below aligns with the following WA State Benchmarks for Social Emotional Learning
SELF-AWARENESS: Standard 1: Individual has the ability to identify and name one’s emotions and their influence on behavior.
SELF-MANAGEMENT: Standard 2: Individual develops and demonstrates the ability to regulate emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in contexts with people different than oneself.
SOCIAL MANAGEMENT: Standard 5: Individual has the ability to make safe and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions.
By Trista Baldwin
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.