Looking In Theatre
Looking In Theatre is a group comprised of teenagers from the greater Hartford area, who present dramatic scenes dealing with important social, family, and personal issues such as drugs, alcohol, sexuality, AIDS, depression, suicide, and physical/mental and sexual abuse and how these issues affect adolescents. Our actors receive extensive training in these issues.
A typical presentation involves a series of dramatic scenes followed by a moment of audience participation where students interact with the characters to discuss the issues portrayed.
The aim of the program is to highlight the topics so that audience members may talk about these issues openly and to clarify their own personal values so that they can make more informed decisions regarding their own lives.
Looking In travels throughout the State of Connecticut performing for middle and high school students at public, private, and parochial schools as well youth groups, churches, conferences, parents, and professional organizations. We also perform for adolescents and adults in residential programs.
Looking In Theatre is a program of the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and is funded with support from the Capitol Region Education Council along with private donations from individuals, foundations, corporation as well as a negotiable fee for performances.
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"Looking In came to my school in the 7th grade and I cried because for the first time, I knew I wasn’t alone."
- Gay Middle School Student
"Looking In Theatre showed what many teens are faced with in a series of short skits, followed by a question and answer forum with the audience and the characters themselves. Each skit was well acted and written, combining humor with sensitive subjects. This made the atmosphere comfortable and opened up the audience to participate in the question and answer part."
- High School Student
"Whether the audience knew it not, they were participating in a discussion reflecting their own ethics and morality with knowledgeable students. Unlike other assemblies, this one simply present the problems teenagers face, asked a few questions, and left it at that."
- High School Student
"It didn't preach. It simply displayed several situations and left students to realize what went wrong and why. It trusted students to determine how to deal with these problems by showing them what not to do. It said less than any other assembly but somehow taught more."
-Quote from Student Newspaper, Suburban High School.