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The Creative Exchange performs brief scenarios that explore flagrant topics such as bullying, racism, and peer pressure. Students come up on stage with the actors and practice intervening in the scene to change the oppressive behavior.

Arts and Academic Standards

  • Helps students explore and describe the use of ideas, techniques and problem solving in the creative process.
  • Teaches students ways in which the arts serve a variety of personal, professional, practical, economic, community and cultural needs.
  • Gives space for students to engage in informed and respectful discussion of issues, events and ideas.
  • Demonstrates the skills and dispositions needed to be a critical consumer of information.

More about The Creative Exchange

The Creative Exchange uses interactive theater to explore oppressive behavior and facilitate problem-solving. We perform scenarios that depict challenging situations (such as bullying, racism, and peer pressure), and discuss how a student might intervene in the situation. After watching the brief performance and brainstorming together, students are invited up on stage with the actors to practice intervening in the scene, giving students the opportunity to see how their behavioral choices play out in a safe environment.

The Creative Exchange works closely with school staff, tailoring the scenarios to address specific challenges relevant to your school. In addition to benefiting students, the program can be modified for teacher trainings or staff meetings.

Learn more at The Creative Exchange