Saltworks was founded on the belief that lives can be positively changed through the power of live theater. Award-winning, entertaining, and educational school assemblies which make clear the consequences of substance abuse, sexual activity, and internet danger, yet contain an equal measure of hope...the hope that comes from making a life-affirming choice instead of a destructive one.
Stand up: Stand Up will help your students achieve better peer pressure relations, reduce existing bullying activity, and prevent future bullying. This professional, dramatic production teaches students to treat others the way they would want to be treated.
IMU 2.0 (Cyber Bullying, Anonymity, Sexting): IMU 2.0 will challenge the social order of your school. This show will get to the root of bullying: treat others the way you want to be treated - as long as they're above you in the social order. To those below, do whatever you like. In IMU 2.0, an android with artificial intelligence is assigned to Rob who is to teach it the rules to live by. As simple as that sounds, when the android reformulates and plays back conversation and actions, students are embarrassed and appalled. The android, in its own defense, simply claims I am you - only better.
I Am the Brother of Dragonsby (Substance Abuse, Peer Pressure): Sonny is facing the dragon of drug and alcohol abuse and the whole family suffers. This intense drama, based on real life stories, shatters the walls of denial surrounding this disease and illuminates the path to recovery.
King of the Mountain (Bully Prevention Strategies): King of the Mountain addresses strategies for avoiding bullies and for dealing with bullies if you are a victim. This show teaches victims 4 keys to respond to bullies.
CYBER SLAM (Cyber Bullying, Sexting, Social Media, Internet Predators): Cyber Slam addresses the potential dangers of electronic communication. We follow the story of five students and the decisions they make online that begins with a simple argument and escalates into destructive behavior.
Queen Bee: Students will find out the consequences of words that sting as they learn to first ignore the bully, then tell an adult and help anyone being bullied.
No Big Deal (Teen Gambling): The rise in teen gambling is a particular concern of late. For teenages, online poker, sports betting, and online casinos are particularly attractive and it is estimated that there are now more teenage gambling addicts than adults. Program Includes: Plays are performed by professional actors and run 45-50 minutes in length. Each performance is followed by a 10-15 minute Q & A session which invites students to explore the issues further.
Other specialties can include: workshops with pre-designed activities, role-plays, lesson plans, and other effective dramatics; and teacher training seminars utilizing dramatic techniques to teach any subject. Dynamic, interactive, and inspiring dramas for children and youth addressing issues of alcohol and drug use, bullying (cyberbullying), teen gambling, and self worth.
Elementary School, High School, Kindergarten, Middle School