Date: 10th Mar 2017 - 11th Mar 2017
Time: Fri 10 @ 8:30PM & Sat 11 March at 6:30pm & 8:30pm
Venue: MTU Cork School of Music

Wide Awake


‘Wide Awake’ is a site specific promenade play that holds up a mirror to secondary school bullying.  Over the course of an hour the audience is guided through the environs of a school where scenes and performance pieces focus on issues related to bullying in secondary schools. 

‘Wide Awake’ is new work intended to be performed by and for secondary school students as a medium to create school discussions on the topic of bullying.  Over the course of an hour the audience experience a series of scenes, vignettes and performance pieces that highlight three key criteria which aid prevention: creating awareness about what bulling is, how it makes people feel and that the whole school community needs to work together to prevent it.

‘Wide Awake’ is written by Dr. Peadar Donohoe whose Theatre-in-Education plays (The ‘Bullying Prevention Sessions – Primary and Secondary’ and ‘Billy’s Choice’) are supported by the HSE and tour nationally.  In his research Dr. Donohoe has investigated the uses of Drama exercises and Role-play to prevent bullying and has found that they can be a stimulating and effective way to wake the school community up to the problem of bullying.  For example, at his research school in Cork students reported bullying victimisation was reduced by 53% with the use of Drama activities

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