About This Program
Check Yourself: Bullying Others is Bad 4 Your Health
In this powerful residency, WombWork utilizes an arts-based model and approach to changing behaviors and attitudes and heighten students’ awareness about the very serious issue of Bullying. Students will receive professional performing arts training in basic theatre, creative movement, vocals while learning factual information about Bullying. This training provides creative vehicles as an alternative to aggressive behaviors.
The Virtues Project’s Strategy 1: Speaking the Language of Virtue will be the primary strategy for building and enhancing character among students. With factual information, character building strategies, through dialogue, rehearsals, and role-playing nonviolent solutions; students will create and present a culminating theatrical presentation based on their actual experiences as bystanders, assistant to bullies, and victims of bullying. We rely on the strength of the content of their presentation and the power of the student performers to engage their peers’ interest on many levels. The audience will enjoy the performances and connect with the message as well as the messengers (their peers) who speak their same language and understand how they feel.
Typically, residencies range from $2,500 and up, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.
Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
- A kick-off assembly (performing arts only)
- A required orientation meeting and planning session
- A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
- A student culminating or sharing event
- An evaluation meeting
"Even in very challenging situations, WombWork’s team collaborates and uses several positive behavior and character development strategies to foster a creative atmosphere with clear expectations. These attributes enable them to keep students engaged throughout the entire school day in a much needed artistic environment. WombWork consistently utilizes acting to emphasize the importance of literacy and mathematics and embeds those two primary curricular areas throughout their lessons. In giving students a well-rounded theater arts experience, WombWork often utilizes multi-media technology throughout their lessons which has noticeably enabled them to give students a high level of interest in theater arts. WombWork Productions is certainly enriching the lives of children and local communities in Baltimore City through all of the compassionate work that they provide through the perpetual usage of social identity & awareness and action through actual performance and teaching."
--Ronald, Art Lead, Booker T. Washington Middle School for the Arts