NYC Children’s Theater Educational Programming Presents

Fair and Square

Anti-Bullying Workshop

3rd–5th-grade students

After losing the school spelling bee to Roberta, McKayla accuses her of cheating. When Roberta learns she might lose her award she takes matters into her own hands, placing the two of them in serious trouble. Throughout this interactive drama and workshop, students will explore themes of conflict management, actions and consequences, and peer-pressure.

About Fair and Square

Synopsis

After losing the school spelling bee to Roberta, McKayla accuses her of cheating. When Roberta learns she might lose her award she takes matters into her own hands, placing the two of them in serious trouble. Throughout this interactive drama and workshop, students will explore themes of conflict management, actions and consequences, and peer-pressure.

How the Program Works

Three actor educators visit your classroom and perform a 45-minute interactive drama which explores an incident that occurs within a fictional elementary school. Throughout the drama, highly trained actor educators periodically step out of role and facilitate talk-backs with the students, reflecting on the story.

Managing emotions in a safe and responsible manner is a skill that can be learned and strengthened.

Throughout the workshop, students will witness moments when the characters are faced with difficult decisions. Through guided discussions, students actively explore the potential dangers of reactionary decision-making, and the consequences of those decisions. Towards the end of the workshop, students become actors themselves as they take on roles in the drama, collectively determining the outcome of the story!

 

Curriculum

Students Become
  • Audience Members…as they view short scenes performed by the actor teachers
  • Critical Thinkers…as they reflect on the scenes and use their own reasoning to draw conclusions
  • Actors…as they implement their own ideas through role play

Goals

  • To create safe learning environments for all students
  • To examine reactionary decision-making and the potential consequences of those decisions
  • To introduce students to skills they can use to help responsibly manage their emotions

Students Consider the Following Questions:

  • What can we do when we feel angry or upset? How should we react to these emotions?
  • Why is it important to reach out for help when you need it?
  • How can we manage our emotions while keeping ourselves and others safe during times of conflict?

Cost

Each 45-minute workshop costs $200 and can serve 30 students at a time.

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

What Audiences are Saying about Fair and Square

NYCCT Anti-Bullying Programs Create a Safe Space

Schools should be more proactive rather than reactive in addressing bullying. A live interactive performance is a powerful tool providing a voice for children who may not have developed language on how to address bullying. When students participate in a New York City Children’s Theater anti-bullying workshop it creates a space to talk about their own experiences with bullying in a way that is safe for them because they instantly recognize these characters. These kinds of programs allow students to identify with their own fears and experiences with bullying while providing concrete skills on what to do if they are being bullied. They also set up a platform for discussion within the school on how to address bullying while empowering the students to help make choices for themselves, their peers and school community.

— Javier A. Sanchez, LMSW
Parents Love that We Provide this Workshop

As a Program Director, I loved the interaction and the student engagement from the Teaching Artist. The students enjoyed it and the parents love that we provide this type of workshop for our after school students. Thank you once again for a well ran Anti Bullying workshop!

— Program Director of a NYC Public School
Fair and Square Leaves “Everlasting” Impact on Bullying

It is with so much enthusiasm and a heart filled with appreciation that I thank you for putting on such a fantastic show for our students at P.S. 19 in Brooklyn. Our students loved the interactive Fair and Square performance put on by Rachel, Michelle, and Chris. These performers truly took this amazing theme to an entirely new level which of course made such a big difference in the lives of our fifth graders. Even though your show took place about six weeks ago, the effects of it seem to be everlasting. The important topic of bullying is one that really needs to be addressed in more New York City schools. I am quite certain that a show like this can improve any school with bullying issues. Please know how grateful I am to see that this show made quite an impression on our youngsters. Many thanks again.

— Fifth-Grade Teacher, PS 19 Brooklyn
NYCCT Anti-Bullying Programs Create a Safe Space

Schools should be more proactive rather than reactive in addressing bullying. A live interactive performance is a powerful tool providing a voice for children who may not have developed language on how to address bullying. When students participate in a New York City Children’s Theater anti-bullying workshop it creates a space to talk about their own experiences with bullying in a way that is safe for them because they instantly recognize these characters. These kinds of programs allow students to identify with their own fears and experiences with bullying while providing concrete skills on what to do if they are being bullied. They also set up a platform for discussion within the school on how to address bullying while empowering the students to help make choices for themselves, their peers and school community.

— Javier A. Sanchez, LMSW
Parents Love that We Provide this Workshop

As a Program Director, I loved the interaction and the student engagement from the Teaching Artist. The students enjoyed it and the parents love that we provide this type of workshop for our after school students. Thank you once again for a well ran Anti Bullying workshop!

— Program Director of a NYC Public School
Fair and Square Leaves “Everlasting” Impact on Bullying

It is with so much enthusiasm and a heart filled with appreciation that I thank you for putting on such a fantastic show for our students at P.S. 19 in Brooklyn. Our students loved the interactive Fair and Square performance put on by Rachel, Michelle, and Chris. These performers truly took this amazing theme to an entirely new level which of course made such a big difference in the lives of our fifth graders. Even though your show took place about six weeks ago, the effects of it seem to be everlasting. The important topic of bullying is one that really needs to be addressed in more New York City schools. I am quite certain that a show like this can improve any school with bullying issues. Please know how grateful I am to see that this show made quite an impression on our youngsters. Many thanks again.

— Fifth-Grade Teacher, PS 19 Brooklyn

Bring Fair and Square 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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