Good Kids will spark dialogue on difficult subjects
In conjunction with the production, Good Kids, the Adams State University Theatre Department has organized several events to raise awareness about sexual assault, bystander intervention, and personal culpability in the age of social media. Jenna Neilsen, associate professor of theatre and Good Kids director, wants the play to be a catalyst for dialogue about these subjects.
Good Kids, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, on the Main Stage and continues nightly April 29, and May 5 and 6, with a 2 p.m. matinee on May 7. Talk backs will take place after every performance. “Join us to continue the conversation started in the play with members of the cast, the director, and representatives from Counseling Services,” Neilsen said.
Additional events include:
Thursday, April 27
"Authority, Civility, and Controversy in the Classroom: How to Handle Challenging Situations"
4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.
McDaniel Hall 101
Dr. Melina Barlow, associate professor of film studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder will facilitate a teaching session for all interested attendees. A congenial classroom encourages the respectful dialogue essential to changing the world. Hone your skills in handling controversial material at this presentation before continuing the conversation about consent, rape culture, and technology at the performance of Naomi Iizuka's Good Kids.
Monday, May 1
13 Reasons Why...Conversation & Support
Everyone is talking about this exciting and in-your-face series that includes themes of suicide, sexual violence, bullying, and depression. Join us for free food and conversation about this emotionally charged show and how to handle the thoughts and emotions it brings up in a healthy way.
Sponsored by the ASU Counseling Center and Theater Department.
Tuesday, May 2
Good Sex – a panel discussion
7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Do you have questions about sex, love, or sexuality? Do you want to know how to have great sex with your partner(s) and learn how to also please yourself? Come to our Good Sex Panel and ask the experts. No question or topic is off limits.
Wednesday, May 3
Faculty Lecture: "Our Rape Culture: How we all help create it"
Dr. Stephanie Hilwig, professor of sociology
McDaniel Hall 101