Field Trip - How to Survive Middle School
How to Survive Middle School
Kent State Performing Arts Center
330 University Drive NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Thursday, February 1, 2018
An absorbing, authentic and fun program to help students ride a roller-coaster time in their young lives - brought to you by an acclaimed performer and comic genius who started out absolutely hating school. Robert Post is the creator of Post Comedy Theatre, a collection of dazzling, often hilarious sketches that have delighted audiences all around the world. What most people don’t know is that Post was miserable in middle school. Because of a learning disability, he was far from a good student. He felt stupid. He felt that he had nothing to offer. And he felt confused and alone. It was only when he discovered his talent as a performer that he began to appreciate his individual worth. So Post brings great empathy to middle-school students, and as part of his show he shares his own experience. His personal story reassures students that, whatever their self-doubts, they are unique people with unique gifts. In this brand new multimedia performance, kids talk to kids via video testimonials in a compelling, funny and educational show dealing with real issues affecting students today, including social media, testing, bullying and peer pressure. Age Appropriateness: Sixth - Eighth Grades
Reinforces the Ohio Department of Education’s Anti-Harassment, Anti-Intimidation or Anti-Bullying Model Policy Ohio Model Fine Arts Curriculum for Grades Five - Eight:
Standard V 1. Defend personal responses to a drama/theatre event.
- Compare personal responses to a drama/theatre event with the responses of another person.