Dates: October 7 - December 19, 2019
Grade Level: 9th-12th
Assembly Time: 1 Hour
Venue: gym, cafeteria, auditorium, etc
Ghosted tells the story of four students as they navigate through a single day of high school. When one of them experiences a bout of anxiety and is sent to the counselor’s office, issues of friendship and honesty lead all of them to reveal hard truths about their personal experiences and lives. Following these disclosures, the characters brainstorm a collective path towards resiliency, personal strength, and mutual support.
Following the play, the cast will engage with student audiences in a conversation about resiliency. The objective of the conversation is to further examine the themes of the play, and offer students resources and additional information about healthy personal growth. In addition to the performance and the post-show discussion, each student will receive a Ghosted resource card and each educator will receive a teacher guide, designed to support continuing conversations about the play and the subject matter.
There are all kinds of ways to “ghost", to disconnect abruptly from each other, or from life. The play is called Ghosted because it is about the fear of losing someone — a friend, a partner, even a sense of self. Despite the fear of being ghosted, in this play, the characters do the opposite, committing to stay connected regardless of their fears.
— Playwright Trista Baldwin
Grade Level: 9th-12th
Workshop Time: This workkshop can be between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on class length.
Venue: individual classrooms of 10-30 students
This workshop visits classrooms after students have seen the Ghosted performance. The workshop does not need to be scheduled on the same day or even the same week of the performance.
Description: The Ghosted workshop is an opportunity for classes who attended the Ghosted performance to continue the conversation and extend learning around reducing stigma, identifying healthy coping strategies, and knowing how to ask for help. Using drama activities, writing prompts, and group conversations, ETP Teaching Artists offer creative ways to approach challenging topics.
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