Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Preview of WGT's Out of Bounds

Iowa City - "Tomorrow, Wednesday February 19, from 6:30-8pm, at the Callaghan Auditorium at the University Iowa College of Public Health: You are invited to a behind-the-scenes preview of Out of Bounds, a new play commissioned by the University of Iowa’s Hancher and created by Working Group Theatre, a nationally-recognized theatre company based in Iowa City. Out of Bounds tackles issues of bullying in an effort to create opportunities for conversations and to inspire increased empathy.

With Hancher's support, Working Group Theatre has spent the past year interviewing members of the local community—both young people and adults—gathering stories about bullying and its impact on individual lives.

During this special preview event, Working Group company members will present scenes from the new play and facilitate a talkback discussion with experts in the field and community leaders. Light refreshments will be provided.

Panelists include:
Matt Denger, Principal of South East Junior High School in Iowa City
Marizen Ramirez, M.P.H., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Associate Director for Research, Injury Prevention Research Center
Briana Woods-Jaeger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health
Shawn Zierke, parent involved in the development of the show

Out of Bounds is made possible in part by support from the Iowa Arts Council."

A full production of Out of Bounds, presented by Hancher, will open at Riverside Theatre May 1. Tickets at the Hancher box office.

Source: WGT Press Release

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