Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Changing Lives Performs at the Texas Capitol

The 2010-2011 Ensemble has had their first performance of the season! Last week, we were able to perform at the No Place for Hate Conference -- an event for 8th graders from schools all over the city. The conference is sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League and gave students the chance to participate in workshops about prejudice, discrimination and bullying.

We are midway through our process of creating this year's play (that includes themes of isolation, bullying and cyberbullying) and were able to give a preview performance to over 700 students attending the conference. We will tour the finished piece to local schools and community centers in the spring.

We had a great time sharing our piece and engaging in dialogue with the 8th graders. They were a fantastic first audience. Check out our photos below to see more about how our day went!

Here we are posing on the North side of the Texas Capitol.

Autographs?!?! Don't mind if we do!

Hey -- what are you all looking at???

Ooooh. Ahhh. The Capitol Rotunda.

We also spent some time horsing around on the lawn after our show.

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