Press Release (ePRNews.com) - SAN DIEGO - Feb 24, 2017 - Act Like You Matter is pleased to announce that Theatre of Peace: Bullying Awareness Acting Troupe has added 13 youth actors, bringing the total number of actors in the 2017 Company to 28. This growth will allow Theatre of Peace (“TOP”) to conduct their student-led, anti-bullying workshops at more San Diego County schools and expand their online content.
TOP actors range in age from 11-20 and are united around the common goal of wanting to make a difference in the lives of their peers. Under the direction of Amy Jones Anichini, Founder of Act Like You Matter and Executive Director of Theatre of Peace, TOP travels to schools in San Diego County to perform a collection of vignettes designed to raise awareness about bullying and demonstrate tools students can use immediately to overcome and combat bullying.
“I am so thrilled to be working with this group of remarkable young people,” said Ms. Anichini. “In addition to being talented and hard-working actors, each of them brings other skills to our team. We have writers, photographers, videographers, and social media whizzes. I can’t wait to see what they contribute to our scripts, blog, YouTube channel, and other social media streams.”
Nearly every TOP actor has had experience with bullying: some targets, some bystanders, and even some bullies. Each brings their unique personal history to the troupe and taps into it to enrich existing programs and help create new content. The result: believable, relevant, anti-bullying workshops with tools and strategies that young people will actually use.
“Real change in the way our youth treat each other has to start with them,” Ms. Anichini continued. “They have immense capacity to reach each other and connect in ways that adults just can’t, and that’s what Theatre of Peace is all about.”
ABOUT ACT LIKE YOU MATTER
Act Like You Matter is a California non-profit that seeks to promote the well-being of children, tweens, and teens so that each child feels accepted and free to be themselves without being bullied. Their anti-bullying workshops and performances are custom-designed, age-appropriate, relevant, and led by students from Theatre of Peace: Bullying Awareness Acting Troupe. All content is solution-driven: packed with tools and strategies that can help today’s youth overcome and combat bullying. Act Like You Matter empowers young people to find their voice and impact their world in a positive way.
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