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CLIMB Theatre Performance At ACGC Jr/Sr High School

CLIMB Theatre Addresses Bullying, Harassment at ACGC Jr/Sr HS


Whether it is physical, verbal, social, or online, middle school students see bullying and harassment more than any other age group. Most of them know that it’s wrong. But why would they choose not to take action? CLIMB Theatre’s play Lockdown explores this question, and illustrates both the positive and negative possible consequences of intervention. CLIMB Actors will model positive behavior for 6th through 8th grade students at ACGC Junior/Senior High School in Grover City when they perform Lockdown on October 2nd.

About the Play

Todd Slichter has managed to steer clear of the rumors, gossip, insults, and fights rampant throughout his middle school.  That is until Todd’s lab partner, Stacia, begins bullying his other lab partner, Byron.  As Todd and Byron build an unlikely friendship, Todd begins to feel empathy for his new friend, especially when Stacia launches a vicious campaign of cyberbullying aimed at Byron.  Still, it takes a lockdown to finally push Todd into action.

About CLIMB Theatre

CLIMB’s mission is to create and perform plays, classes, and other works that inspire and propel people, especially young people, toward actions that benefit themselves, each other, and their communities. Each year, CLIMB brings plays and classes to more than 400 schools throughout MN, IA, ND, SD, IL, and WI, reaching approximately 200,000 students. CLIMB is the 2014 winner of the Mission Award for Anti-Racism Initiatives. In 2009, CLIMB was awarded the prestigious Sara Spencer Artistic Achievement Award from the national association AATE, which promotes standards of excellence in theatre and theatre education. Read more about the nonprofit CLIMB Theatre at http://www.climb.org.

Funding Information

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

For more information contact:

CLIMB THEATRE                                                                          Tour Contact:
6415 Carmen Ave East                                                                     Justin Cervantes
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076                                                        Media Liaison
1.800.767.9660                                                                                  319-389-8020

CLIMB Producer of Excellence in Performance, Buffy Sedlachek
Address:  6415 Carmen Avenue East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone:  800-767-9660 x40
Email:  buffy@climb.org

CLIMB Outreach Engineer, Jessica Hassler
Address:  6415 Carmen Avenue East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone:  800-767-9660 x19
Email:  jess@climb.org

CLIMB CEO, Peg Wetli
Address:  6415 Carmen Avenue East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone:  800-767-9660 x13
Email:  peg@climb.org

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