According to StopBullying.gov, a website of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in a national study “49% of children in grades 4-12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once” and “30.8% reported bullying others.” Taproot Theatre is determined to improve these statistics by touring innovative productions that confront issues like diversity, forming friendships and bullying prevention and to provide resources which encourage conversation amongst students and adults alike.
There are two shows this Saturday at the Ballard Elks:
3pm – Team Player Mode. A play for elementary (K-5) age children about bullying prevention and accepting differences.
5pm – The Social Networth. A play for middle and high school students (6-12) about cyber bullying, body image, and personal responsibility in social settings.
Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave NW
Saturday, October 5th – 3pm and 5pm
FREE, with donations accepted for Taproot’s financial assistance program