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.
Grade Recommendation: For Grades 8+
Running Time: 1 hour
Ticket Price: FREE
“We open up a conversation where minds are opened, perhaps hearts are opened and students can maybe have each other’s back a little bit more,”
– Scott Koh, Arts Based Learning Program Manager
Ghosted: A Seattle play for teens that goes deep
Deborah Wang, KUOW Seattle
Cast / Creative
Sofía Raquel Sánchez
Martha Kathryn Smith
Anita Montgomery Director
Trista Baldwin Playwright
Pamela Campi Spee Stage Manager
Ariel Bui Production Assistant
Michael K Hase Scenic Designer
Pete Rush Costume Designer
Chris R. Walker Composer and Sound Designer
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition. Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the United States, affecting nearly one third of adolescents and adults. One in five youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition. Several key indicators point to a rising tide of anxiety and depression among young people.
Kaiser Permanente and Seattle Children’s Theatre have partnered to create Ghosted, for grades 9-12 to raise awareness about anxiety and depression and build resiliency. Students witness the journey of four young people and observe the ways they relate to and help each other. This can have a lasting impact on their lives. The program supports the Health Education Standards and Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks for Washington State Public Schools in areas of mental, emotional and social health.
- Discussing what you are going through with others is an important first step to getting help
- Stigma causes people to feel ashamed about things that they cannot control
- Depression and Anxiety are common and not anyone’s fault
Bring This Show To Your School
The Educational Theater Program is free to qualifying schools. 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 of our programming is designed to inspire children, teens and adults to make informed decisions about their health and build stronger communities.
This production is designed to perform in an assembly-like setting for audiences of up to 300 students. Following each show 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.
High School touring schedule: February/March 2019 in the Puget Sound region
To book a performance, please contact Scott Koh, Arts Based Learning Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-443-0807 Ext. 1082.
This one-hour workshop pairs with the touring production. SCT teaching artists will work with students to further explore critical themes of the play. This participatory workshop utilizes interactive theater techniques designed to help students practice making positive choices in challenging situations.
For more information on the experience, please view this Information Sheet.