OUT IN THE OPEN
Running Time: 55 min + 10 min Q&A | Grade Range: 7 - 12
Touring: Currently not touring
Adam convinces Stephen, his best friend, to go on a camping trip for the long weekend, even though Stephen can think of nothing worse than being cold, dirty and bored (not to mention the lack of indoor plumbing!) When the two boys get lost in the woods their lighthearted banter turns serious and Adam reveals a secret that he has been hiding from Stephen. How will Stephen React to Adam’s news? What will this mean for their friendship? How do we deal with our own fears and issues when faced with a shift in what we thought we knew? Out in the Open is an honest look at homophobia, friendship, social pressure and navigating the complicated truths of teenage relationships.
Curriculum Connections: Friendship | Homophobia | Safe Schools | Empathy
STUDENTS ARE RAVING:
“We had talks about the performance after and about 3 of us knew guys who had that exact same experience when they told their friends they were gay. It was so realistic and is so needed. I liked how it was funny and the acting was believable. ”
“The script was very well written and the actors did an amazing job. This hits me quite close to home so thank you for making my day!”
"It’s such an important topic that tends to get avoided but It was such a great way to get it more recognized.”
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