For the past eight years, CVRep has presented an annual Youth Outreach Production. To date, close to 12,000 young people have been bussed, free of charge, to see age appropriate theater productions. Culturally relevant and topically sensitive works are intentionally selected.
Some of our past plays include issues of immigration, relocating to new neighborhoods or schools, bullying, and dealing with the loss of a loved one. We present two performances a day for two weeks, and at the end of each play, we conduct a Q & A where the audience can ask questions about what they experienced and discuss what they did and did not understand. This opens up a dialogue to continuing the conversation long after leaving the theatre.
This season’s Youth Outreach Production was PUSH by George Cameron Grant. The play addressed the important subject of bullying and the potentially fatal toll it takes on the self-esteem of the youth in our culture. ONE BULLIED CHILD IS ONE TOO MANY!
The Youth Outreach Production is made possible by generous grants from the NEWMAN’S OWN FOUNDATION/Patty and Arthur Newman and the FREMONT FOUNDATION/Barbara Fremont.