A free touring presentation for middle schools
Performs: Touring to schools spring semester
Targeted to Grades: 6th-7th
Length: 45-60 minutes, including the interactive lesson.
Cost: Free of charge. A mileage fee may be charged for travel outside of the Kansas City metro area.
A collaboration between The Coterie Theatre and UMKC School of Social Work
Returning for the 2021-2022 school year in-person with fully vaccinated presenters!
Presentations available November 20, 2021 – May 31, 2022. Scheduling will begin SOON!
This new FREE classroom-sized session with fully vaccinated presenters is for 6th and 7th grades to support mental wellness for KC area pre-teens/teens.
Pairing a trained actor/facilitator with graduate student in social work, this session addresses the mental health issues we’re seeing on a fast rise in our schools.
This innovative, interactive theatre work introduces middle school students, an often-underserved group, to mental wellness concepts—with the goals of de-stigmatizing asking for help, opening dialogue and providing resiliency tools.
- Dramatic format captures student attention; based on real stories of Kansas City teens dealing with anxiety and depression
- On-your-feet wellness activities moderated by UMKC Masters of Social Work students paired with a professional actor/facilitator
- Self-management skills to regulate emotions and to monitor/achieve behaviors related to school and life success
- The hope of Project Daylight is to create early intervention and, as a result, prevent serious mental health crisis in later years.
Audience Limit: Classroom sized group. Multiple presentations welcome!
In-Person Classes: Students must be in-person to participate, allowing access to the school’s counselor.
Length: 45-50 minutes.
Cost: Free of charge.