Fair and Square

Students enjoying a Literature at Play residency

Fair and Square- Anti-Bullying Workshop Fair and Square is our interactive drama and workshop designed to help 3rd-5th graders to understand and responsibly deal with conflict.

  • Target Audience

    3rd-5th grade students

  • 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!

  • 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

    1. To create safe learning environments for all students
    2. To examine reactionary decision-making and the potential consequences of those decisions
    3. 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 $300 and can serve 60 students at a time. You must book a minimum of two workshops.

Fair and Square

Add a reflection to your Alice’s Story workshop!

After your 45-minute session, actor-teachers will spend an added 45 minutes with students in a structured reflection session around what they saw, heard and participated in as a class. Students participate in exercises around the new vocabulary learned, including bully, witness, bystander and friend.

Anti-bullying workshops are available to schools and community centers in New York City and the tri-state area.

For more information and prices, please contact the New York City Children’s Theater Education Department at 212-573-8791 x4, email education@nycchildrenstheater.org or just use the form below:

Inquire About NYCCT’s Anti-Bullying Programs:

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