Changing Lives on KXAN!

Posted: March 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

Student Play Attacks Bullying- Jim SwiftAUSTIN (KXAN) – When you are 13 years old, you look up when a high school student walks by. You look up at him and you look up to him.

“I remember when I was a kid, if a regular adult was talking to me about this sort of thing [bullying[, I’d brush them off,” said recent high school graduate Boni Rosales, 19. “But now we’re actually kids around their age group and they’re actually performing a play and putting visuals in it. I think they pay a little more attention because they sort of look up to us. We’re sort of what they’re going to turn into.”

Rosales is in his first semester at Austin Community College , but he’s still a member of the mostly high school student cast of Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble , a group of young thespians put together by Safe Place and the Theatre Action Project .

He and his fellow cast members are touring a play about bullying to local middle schools, home to the raging adolescence that breeds bullies by the boat load. Read full article. See video here.

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