Alice’s Story

Alices Story NYCCT Anti-Bullying Program

When empathy is absent, bullying persists.

Alice’s Story is an interactive theater performance and workshop designed to help 1st to 3rd grade students understand and deal with bullying. This show has been performed in over 200 schools to thousands of students.

  • Target Audience

    First through third-grade students

  • 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.

  • Students Roles

    During the workshop, students function as:

    • Audience members…as they view short scenes performed by the artists
    • Critical thinkers…as they brainstorm effective strategies to counteract bullying
    • Actors…as they implement their ideas through role playing
  • Goals

    Alice’s Story has three goals:

    1. To create safe learning environments for all students
    2. To cultivate communities of respect and inclusion
    3. To empower students to be agents of positive change
  • Questions Asked

    During the workshop, students are encouraged to consider the following questions:

    • What does it means to have empathy for another person?
    • What does bullying look like? Does it always look the same?
    • What are some ways bystanders can help stop bullying?
    • If you or someone you know is being bullied, what can/should you do?
  • Fee

    $150 per 45-minute in-school workshop

    Each workshop presents for 1 class (30 students) at a time

    Must book a minimum of two workshops

Extend the workshop into a Residency!

A Literature at Play residency, in which a class-chosen book about bullying is adapted into a play, is also available to schools or centers who wish to extend the program.

Interested in learning more about our anti-bullying programs? Want to request a program in your school?

For more information and prices, please contact the New York City Children’s Theater Education Department at 212-573-8791 x14, email education@nycchildrenstheater.org or just use the form below:

Inquire About NYCCT’s Anti-Bullying Programs:

1 + 1 = ?