Theatre for Young Audiences
Each spring, Fresno State students enroll in a course to tour children's theatre productions to elementary and middle schools throughout the San Joaquin Valley. This company of student actors has been a tradition at Fresno State for over 45 years, and we have toured to more than 40 schools and over 16,000 children in a single season.
Financial assistance is available through our Adopt-A-School program.
The Bully Plays
"Sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me" ...NOT! The Bully Plays are touching, imaginative, powerful, uplifting and funny. These five short plays will challenge, inspire and enlighten audiences and help confront the issue of bullying in a constructive and creative way.
The five plays comprising this one-hour production are:
A Bully There Be
by Lisa Dillman
(about the bully kid in a fairy tale form)
by Ernie Nolan
(about facing the monster of fear)
Nobody Nose (The Trouble I’ve Seen)
by Barry Kornhauser
(about being different)
Here Be Dragons
by Doug Cooney
(about name calling)
A Bunch of Clowns
by Sandra Fenichel Asher
(about a bossy person in charge bullying to make friends)
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday mornings. March 5 - May 9, 2013 or on campus on Thursday and Friday, April 18 - 19, 2013
Cost: $300.00 for 1 performance
$200.00 for each additional performance on the same day
$5.00 single tickets/$3.00 for groups of 20 or more for on campus performances
Audience: Maximum audience size for a performance is 300 people.
If the maximum number is exceeded the school will be billed for additional performances.
Payment: Full payment or Purchase Order is due one week prior to performance.
Nonpayment may result in cancellation of performances.
No refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased for on campus performance.
Technical: Performances last between 50 and 60 minutes and we need at least 20 minutes to reset the production between performances.
Times requested must be at least one hour and twenty minutes apart.
Access to the performance space 45 minutes prior to the first performance
An interior performance space at least 14’ 14’ with audience space for up to 300
Access to a two grounded electrical outlets
A private place to change in to and out of costumes