NYC Children’s Theater Educational Programming Presents

Alice’s Story

Anti-Bullying Workshop

For 1st–3rd-Grade Students

When Deanna spreads a mean rumor about Alice at school, Alice is crushed. Will she learn how to safely deal with bullies, and will Maria, a classmate who witnesses the bullying, come to Alice’s defense? Throughout this interactive drama and workshop, students will explore the themes of empathy, kindness, and community building.

About Alice’s Story

Synopsis

When Deanna spreads a mean rumor about Alice at school, Alice is crushed. Will she learn how to safely deal with bullies, and will Maria, a classmate who witnesses the bullying, come to Alice’s defense? Throughout this interactive drama and workshop, students will explore the themes of empathy, kindness, and community building.

How the Program Works

Two actor-educators visit a classroom and facilitate a 45-minute drama exploring the serious issue of bullying. The workshop includes moments of scripted performance, guided discussion and improvisation.

Curriculum

When Deanna spreads a mean rumor about Alice at school, Alice is crushed. Will she learn how to safely deal with bullies, and will Maria, a classmate who witnesses the bullying, come to Alice’s defense? Throughout this interactive drama and workshop, students will explore the themes of empathy, kindness, and community building.

Goals

  • To create safe learning environments for all students
  • To cultivate communities of respect and inclusion
  • To empower students to be agents of positive change

Students Consider the Following Questions:

  • What is empathy and how do we show that to another person?
  • What does bullying look like? Does it always look the same?
  • What is a bystander and how can they stop bullying?
  • What should you do if you or someone you know if being bullied?

Cost

Each 45-minute workshop costs $150 and can serve 30 students at a time.

We are now offering a virtual version of this program online!

What Audiences are Saying about Alice’s Story

NYCCT Teaching Artists Give Students the Tools Needed to be Successful

The Alice’s Story teaching artists are very knowledgeable about the skills and tools students need in order to be successful. They are highly prepared and deliver effective instruction in a ‘hands on’ way.

— NYC School Principal
Alice’s Story Workshops Empower Our Students

New York City Children’s Theater’s anti-bullying program Alice’s Story visited our classrooms to empower our students to deal effectively with bullying. Last year our third and fifth graders participated in this amazing project. The strength of our collaboration with New York City Children’s Theater has helped us build an even stronger arts program in our school which is a testimony to how a great arts organization can work with schools to make a powerful impact on education and the lives of children.

— Arts Coordinator
Students were Eager to Participate in NYCCT Anti-Bullying Programs

Thank you again for facilitating an anti-bullying workshop [of Alice’s Story], where the students were eager to participate and knew that their opinions were valued. I appreciate your presenting on this topic in a peer education format, which exposed the students to several strategies that they consider utilizing when faced with bullying. Thank you again.

— Parent Coordinator
Students were Engaged

On behalf of The Staten Island School of Civic Leadership, I would like to thank you and all your performers for the fantastic workshops this week. I received such positive feedback from both teachers and students in all grades. The students were engaged throughout the entire presentation and truly enjoyed the workshop. I look forward to continuing to work with you and your organization in May and hopefully the coming years!”

— Teacher, Staten Island School of Civic Leadership
NYCCT Anti-Bullying Programs Creates a Caring Community

Through role playing, the actors appeal to the students’ empathy and creativity in solving real-life bullying problems. The experience has definitely added to our effort to create a caring community where bullying doesn’t happen.

— Teacher at VOICE Charter School, Queens
NYCCT Teaching Artists Give Students the Tools Needed to be Successful

The Alice’s Story teaching artists are very knowledgeable about the skills and tools students need in order to be successful. They are highly prepared and deliver effective instruction in a ‘hands on’ way.

— NYC School Principal
Alice’s Story Workshops Empower Our Students

New York City Children’s Theater’s anti-bullying program Alice’s Story visited our classrooms to empower our students to deal effectively with bullying. Last year our third and fifth graders participated in this amazing project. The strength of our collaboration with New York City Children’s Theater has helped us build an even stronger arts program in our school which is a testimony to how a great arts organization can work with schools to make a powerful impact on education and the lives of children.

— Arts Coordinator
Students were Eager to Participate in NYCCT Anti-Bullying Programs

Thank you again for facilitating an anti-bullying workshop [of Alice’s Story], where the students were eager to participate and knew that their opinions were valued. I appreciate your presenting on this topic in a peer education format, which exposed the students to several strategies that they consider utilizing when faced with bullying. Thank you again.

— Parent Coordinator
Students were Engaged

On behalf of The Staten Island School of Civic Leadership, I would like to thank you and all your performers for the fantastic workshops this week. I received such positive feedback from both teachers and students in all grades. The students were engaged throughout the entire presentation and truly enjoyed the workshop. I look forward to continuing to work with you and your organization in May and hopefully the coming years!”

— Teacher, Staten Island School of Civic Leadership
NYCCT Anti-Bullying Programs Creates a Caring Community

Through role playing, the actors appeal to the students’ empathy and creativity in solving real-life bullying problems. The experience has definitely added to our effort to create a caring community where bullying doesn’t happen.

— Teacher at VOICE Charter School, Queens

Bring Alice’s Story to Your School

We are now offering a virtual version of this program online! This program can be synchronized or asynchronous, depending on the needs of your school.

For more information and prices, please email the New York City Children’s Theater Education Director or just click and use the form below:

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