Here are the upcoming events for families!
Acting Against Bullying When it matters most, we all think we would do the right thing; but when it comes down to it - do we really have what it takes?
Acting Against Bullying
When it matters most, we all think we would do the right thing; but when it comes down to it – do we really have what it takes? Examine what being an ally really means with New England Youth Theatre, as they tackle issues such as xenophobia, bullying and forgiveness. Based on the award winning book by Eleanor Estes and written by Mary Hall Surface, the timeless tale “The Hundred Dresses” is the kickoff show for NEYT’s Mainstage 2020 season.
The story follows Wanda Petronski, a young girl who simply wants to have fun and make friends, just like every other child; but in 1930’s small town America, a Polish immigrant doesn’t easily fit in. “This play is important because awareness of bullying needs to be raised. There is also different kinds of bullying. Bullying someone because of racial stereotypes is something that needs to be addressed more often, especially in this country,” says Sydney Quinn Chute, a young NEYT actor. “You have to have compassion for everyone. You have to know you are not alone,” adds Kahlyn White, another Hundred Dresses participant.
“Theatre is by its very nature collaborative and inclusive, everybody matters and everybody has an important job to do. The stories we tell are about how to really see other people, people that you might not normally look at or listen to. Always, and especially now – in such a divisive culture – telling a story about empathy and being an ally feels right,” says Director Rebecca Waxman. “It is paramount that we do a story about making room for all kinds of people, including those who don’t feel included. I think it will really resonate with any human.”
NEYT has set goals around performing works that really ally with the world and address today’s issues. Theatre is not about making art for art’s sake, but rather about making art for the sake of the world; creating a space for people to come together, to stay curious and become involved. New England Youth Theatre invites the community to share in the experience of “The Hundred Dresses,” playing March 6-14 at 100 Flat Street in downtown Brattleboro.
20 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 28 (Saturday) 8:45 pm
New England Youth Theatre
100 Flat St
New England Youth TheatreDana Haley 100 Flat St Brattleboro VT
Enjoy an easy amble looking for signs of spring and wildlife along The Grammar School's streams and wooded nature trails. Mud/puddle boots recommended. Healthy snack to follow.
Enjoy an easy amble looking for signs of spring and wildlife along The Grammar School’s streams and wooded nature trails. Mud/puddle boots recommended. Healthy snack to follow.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Grammar School in Putney
69 Hickory Ridge Rd S
Join Roger Longtoe Sheehan the Sagamo (Chief) of the Elnu Abenaki tribe at Hilltop Montessori School for a special day of storytelling. There will be two sessions for 3-5 years olds.
Join Roger Longtoe Sheehan the Sagamo (Chief) of the Elnu Abenaki tribe at Hilltop Montessori School for a special day of storytelling.
There will be two sessions for 3-5 years olds.
There will be one session for Elementary age students (6-12)
Learn more about Roger’s work here: http://roglongtoe.tripod.com
Hilltop Montessori School’s mission is for students to practice responsible independence in
a caring community of curious, critical learners and thoughtful citizens.
To learn more about Hilltop Montessori School visit: Hilltopmontessori.org
(Tuesday) 9:30 am - 1:15 pm
Hilltop Montessori School
99 Stafford Farm Hi