The Social Action Plays
Every few years we pull enough kids together to put on all the social action pieces in a single week. This year we'll do it during February. Back in the old days we used to take these into the schools, bring along an educator and try to show the victims in our audiences that they weren't alone and that we could give them someone to talk to, if they wanted. Now it seems that the subjects of date rape, dating violence, HIV/AIDS, grief, and teen predation are too controversial to talk about on the sites where most teenagers are exposed to them in the first place.
So we'll be performing them on stage for anyone to come see. And that's fine. At least we're still trying, and the actors, the actors walk away knowing more about these problems and more about their solutions than any of their peers. It could be worse.