TIGER performs on Plymouth State campus

May 8th, 2003 by Adam

Plymouth State College’s collaborative educational theatre program, TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance Education and Responsibility), will present an outdoor performance of “A Bully Isn’t Your Friend … Yet!” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 in the Speare Courtyard on the Plymouth State campus. The performance is free and open to the general public. The event will be moved inside in case of rain.

“A Bully Isn’t Your Friend … Yet!” is based on children’s writing about being a bully, being bullied and being a bystander, and was developed collaboratively by the five actors who make up the TIGER cast.

In addition to the play, there will be a presentation to The Common Man and to Meredith Village Savings Bank to thank them for their support. The new TIGER van will be unveiled and on display, as well.

“We would love to have the campus as well as the community at large come celebrate this outreach project and meet the cast and crew,” said Dr. Trish Lindberg, coordinator of the PSC M.Ed. program and artistic director of TIGER.

TIGER is a collaboration between the Master of Education programs in counselor education and in integrated arts at Plymouth State. It was designed to create a forum in which different social issues can be explored. The TIGER company has been touring New Hampshire schools all academic year with performances of the play and workshops for students, teachers and parents. The program also offers opportunities for teachers to earn graduate credit for continued study in bullying and conflict resolution.

For more information about the TIGER program, contact PSC Assistant Professor Gail Mears, executive director of TIGER, at 535-2485 or gmears@mail.plymouth.edu.