MSU Theatre on the Move!

Department of Theatre and Dance

The Next Big Thing…

Globe The Department of Theatre and Dance is on the move! To extend MSU’s outreach, our touring company takes theatre, featuring contemporary social issues, to schools throughout the state. This adventure began in Fall 2011 with Tuesdays,  the world premiere of a play that commemorated the 10th anniversary of September 11 and explored the teenage experience in this post 9/11 world.

In spring 2012 we created Bullies-R-Us, a half hour piece about bullying drawn from contemporary American plays and from the personal experiences of our student acting company. It was followed by an interactive workshop that generated lively discussions and honest, heartfelt responses to an important topic that NJ middle and high schools are seeking to address in meaningful and creative ways.

We are currently revising Bullies ‘R Us for a spring 2013 school tour. We are committed to providing reasonably-priced in-school theatre for your students: $200 for one performance, $300 for two performances on the same day. Additional travel fees do not apply for the following counties: Essex/Passaic/Union/Bergen/Hudson.

         Bullies ‘R Us requires a 15’ x 15’ performance area and can play in black boxes, classrooms, and other spaces for audiences of up to 100 students. A post-play discussion/workshop and a study guide are included with every performance. We ask that teachers, guidance counselors and anti-bullying specialists be present during the performance and talk back session to provide support for students in the audience.

Limited performances on Fridays are available in spring 2013: March 1, 8, 22, April 5, 12, 19, and 26.  Contact us ASAP if you are interested in booking the spring 2013 tour of Bullies ‘R Us

For more information and to book tour dates contact:
Christina Cruz at
973-655-4217; cruzc14@montclair.edu

Montclair State University is a registered provider of staff development with the State of New Jersey in association with the Office of Education and Community Outreach, College of the Arts