Bystander — the Play!

“Tell me and I will forget.

Show me and I will remember.

Involve me and I will understand.”

Chinese Proverb

And on that note, look at this amazing, full-page newspaper ad . . .

Pretty cool, don’t you think?

The group that’s putting on the play, Concrete Temple Theatre, has even started their own website about it, called “The Bystander Project.”

Check it out by clicking insanely . . . here. The idea, from what I can gather, is for this adaptation to travel to other schools, other districts, where students will put on their own versions of the play. Which I think is absolutely brilliant, in terms of using drama to explore these issues in a safe but powerful way. What better way to learn empathy than to stand in the shoes of another character?

Don’t forget to SAVE THAT DATE: November 4, 2011. Maybe I’ll see you there.

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