Theater's power to inspire, to make people think, laugh, cry, take action are just some of the reasons I've made arts and education my life's work.
This year's Teen Scene Summit, scheduled for Saturday, February 18 here at Dallas Children's Theater, is a beautiful example of how a diversity of presentations can create meaning around an important subject. Bullying is certainly one of those issues.
We hope you will join us for the discussions and activities on Saturday, February 18. In particular, I would love for you to make time to see UT's presentation of The Transition of Doodle Pequeno. I'm so delighted that our Austin friends can join us to present this important work.
This entire effort is a tribute to my father, Paul Baker, who believed firmly that the creative arts provide essential tools to spark transformational ideas for educators, parents, students and innovators. To learn more about these philosophies and the Baker Idea Institute, visit bakeridea.org. You can also get additional details about our Saturday, February 18 event and register there as well.
About The Transition of Doodle Pequeno
Doodle's the new kid. He's befriended by Reno, a boy with a fondness for tutus. When neighborhood bullies notice that Doodle and Reno are amigos, Doodle is forced to figure out what it means to be a true friend. A blend of English, Spanish and "Goat," this award-winning comic play takes a heartwarming look at the consequences of misused language and interrogates the issue of gender bullying.
Themes/issues: Gender Bullying, Tolerance, Consequences of Misused Language
For more information and to register, visit bakeridea.org.