Every so often, a show comes along that resonates so clearly with young people and opens up such profoundly effective dialogue, that Educators bring it back again and again to each new cohort. Outside is one of these.
Outside premiered in 2015 and has played to more than 35,000 young people in schools across Ontario. Many schools have had returning performances for their newest students, as a way of helping to foster safe and caring school cultures. This fall, we are touring in Ontario again and in 2019, Outside embarks on an extensive tour of American theatre venues to bring this program to more young people across the US.
This month, Outside has been published by Playwrights Canada Press and can be purchased for classroom use.
“This is what our kids need! Lecturing them on rules and issues in the abstract has little impact — but this play made the issues real. In that hour, our audience invested in three new friends in the characters on stage, and then experienced their struggles with them. It was powerful. I wish we could have this production back every two years.”
– Darcy McLenaghen, Teacher – Valley Park Middle School, TDSB
Try this incredible presentation for this first time or bring us back to your school again this fall!
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