Kid Friendly, Performing Arts, Virtual & Streaming
Deana’s Educational Theater (DET) is proud to announce a new summer series of programming, focused on teaching multigenerational audiences about healthy relationships, The Community Series! The DET Community Series also serves as an important fundraiser for our 2021-2022 season.
The DET Community Series consists of virtual performances designed for family, parent/guardian, educator, and community group audiences. The Community Series invites viewers to sample a number of DET’s plays over the course of the summer and provides an opportunity for youth and adults alike to open challenging conversations about bullying, digital footprint, dating violence prevention, and more. Audiences will also learn practical tools that they can immediately enact in their daily lives to ensure healthy relationships and even save lives.
True Cost, Pay-It-Forward, and Donation-Based Admission
Schedule (all performances are held via Zoom on Thursdays at 7pm):
Thursday, June 24: The Yellow Dress (recommended for high school students, college students, and adults): Anna and Rick’s relationship begins as young love, full of passion and promise, but before long, Anna begins to notice startling changes in her boyfriend’s behavior. In this powerful one-woman play, Anna's story serves as a cautionary tale about the Cycle of Abuse.
Thursday, July 8: Remote Control (recommended for grades 7 and up): Josh and Amy seem like the perfect couple, but their friend, Darryl, notices some behaviors that could be signs of trouble. In this interactive play, Darryl steps out of the action to seek the audience’s advice and learns about the important role bystanders can play in preventing abuse.
Thursday, July 22: The Zoom Room (recommended for grades 4 and up): Terry is nervous about starting at a new school but quickly finds a friend in Chris, who is in Terry’s grade. Unfortunately, Jordan, the most popular kid at school, isn’t so welcoming and immediately begins bullying Terry. How can Chris help Terry out while staying on Jordan’s good side? In this interactive play, Chris appeals to the audience for suggestions on how to step in and stand up for what’s right.
Thursday, August 5: The Lesson (recommended for grades 8 and up): Dakota and Leigh Ann used to be friends, good friends. That is, until Leigh Ann and Vic start dating and Leigh Ann learns about a compromising photo Dakota sent to Vic. As these three students grapple with the choices they make online, the play explores the consequences of cyberbullying and asks thought-provoking questions about how communities can create a culture that prevents bullying before it starts.
Thursday, August 19: The Yellow Dress (encore performance) (recommended for high school students, college students, and adults)