About the Show

SEASON SPECIAL

TEEN SCENE PLAYERS PRESENT
SCREEN PLAY
By Linda Daugherty

February 9 – February 18, 2018

Not suitable for children under 12

Fact: More than 50% of teens admit that they are addicted to their phones. They're plugged in and often tuned out. In her new play, Linda Daugherty, DCT's award-winning playwright-in-residence, explores the blurry lines between real life and life online. Cyber-bullying, explicit content and screen addiction impact the lives of a group of teens, leading to tragic consequences.

Show Themes: SOCIAL MEDIA, MENTAL HEALTH, PEER PRESSURE, GROWING UP, FRIENDSHIP

SCREEN PLAY is part of DCT's commitment to providing supportive programming to teens and those who love and care for them.

About the Playwright

Linda Daugherty's plays have been produced nationally and internationally in professional and community theatres, schools and colleges. She received the 2011 National Award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine for her teen issue plays, The Secret Life of Girls (bullying), EAT (It's Not About Food) (eating disorders), dont u luv me? (teen dating violence) and hard 2 spel dad, written with Mary Rohde Scudday (learning differences). Daugherty was a 2011 nominee for The Dallas Morning News' Texan of the Year. In 2009, she received the first Elisa Project Star of Hope Award for her work in promoting awareness of eating disorders. Her plays have won the Bonderman/Indiana University/Purdue University/Indiana Repertory Theatre Playwriting Competition, the Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum Award for Outstanding New Plays, the Southwest Theatre Association's Coleman A. Jennings Award for Best Children's Script, the Southwest Theatre Association's Playwright Award for Best New Children's Script, the Orlin Corey Outstanding Regional Playwright Award and five Dallas Theatre League nominations for Outstanding New Play. Daugherty is playwright-in-residence at Dallas Children's Theater and a member of The Dramatists Guild. Source: https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/authors/profile/view/url/linda-daugherty

DCT BLOG

SCREEN PLAY – A Powerful Shared Experience (An endorsement from Dr. Kathy Koch) http://blog.dct.org/screen-play-a-powerful-shared-experience-an-endorsement-from-dr-kathy-koch/

A Parent's Perspective on DCT's teen show SCREEN PLAY
http://blog.dct.org/parent-perspective-dct-teen-show-screen-play/


SCREEN PLAY Resource Guide:

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As part of our mission to integrate the arts into classroom academics, the Behind the Curtain Resource Guides are intended to provide helpful information for teachers, parents and students to use before and after attending our performances. The activities presented in these guides are suggested to stimulate lively responses and multi-sensory explorations of concepts in order to use the theatrical events as a vehicle for cross-cultural and language arts learning. Users are encouraged to take our suggestions as springboards for leading your students into meaningful, dynamic learning; extending the dramatic experience of the plays. Resource Guides are provided in Adobe® Acrobat® PDF format.

Other Resources

Articles:

What the Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids
https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/02/06/579555110/what-the-screen-time-experts-do-with-their-own-kids

Screen Addiction Among Teens: Is There Such A Thing?
https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/02/05/579554273/screen-addiction-among-teens-is-there-such-a-thing

Why are teens more anxious than ever? Author says parents aren't allowing them to fail
https://www.dallasnews.com/life/healthy-living/2017/10/19/todays-teenagers-anxious-ever

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter
https://qz.com/613640/teens-have-a-smart-reason-for-abandoning-facebook-and-twitter/

Teenage screen addicts lose out on happiness, study shows
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/national/15889101.Teenage_screen_addicts_lose_out_on_happiness__study_shows/

The Newest Diet: Digital Fast (Seen on Good Morning America)
https://www.mamachallenge.com/newest-diet-screentime-fast/

A bunch of teens told us why some Instagram 'likes' mean more than others
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-instagram-likes-mean-to-teens-2016-2

Facebook And Mortality: Why Your Incessant Joy Gives Me The Blues
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/07/492871024/facebook-and-mortality-why-your-incessant-joy-gives-me-the-blues

Parents with 2 young kids obsessed with electronic devices get an intervention
http://abcnews.go.com/US/parents-young-kids-obsessed-electronic-devices-intervention/story?id=47440038

The Social Media Obsessed Teen: Screen Addiction
https://www.stanfield.com/blog/2017/03/social-media-obsessed-teen/

Is 'Internet Addiction' Real?
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/05/18/527799301/is-internet-addiction-real

Have Smart Phones Destroyed a Generation?
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/?utm_source=fbb

Video:

Digital Addiction: The New Diet (As Seen on Good Morning America)
https://youtu.be/EUklj-Z2bSw

05/19/17: Digital Addiction?
http://abc.go.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2017-05/19-05191-digital-addiction

Books:

Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World
https://www.amazon.com/Screens-Teens-Connecting-Wireless-World/dp/0802412696/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1495141111&sr=8-3&keywords=reset+your+child%27s+brain

Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids-and How to Break the Trance
https://www.amazon.com/Glow-Kids-Addiction-Hijacking-Kids/dp/1250097991/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1495141111&sr=8-4&keywords=reset+your+child%27s+brain

SCREEN PLAY Play-Reading & Panel Discussion (November 2017):

On Monday, November 13, 2017, DCT hosted a Play-Reading and Panel Discussion to promote the upcoming February 2018 run of SCREEN PLAY. After the riveting read-through of the script by our teen cast, a panel of experts – best-selling author Dr. Kathy Koch; and Autumn Rose Reo, parent/blogger/TV host – led an insightful conversation with the audience about the timely, relevant topics in the show that are affecting teens, parents, educators and others in our increasingly screen-crazed world. Very special thanks to everyone who participated in the event, and we look forward to a successful run of the upcoming show!
"Very well-rehearsed, clear, well-paced, insightful" – Neha Mamtani
"My daughter who is in the 7th grade attended with me and we talked the entire way home." – Madeline Patrick

Photos by: Karen Almond, Craig Lynch, courtesy of Dramatic Publishing, Linda Blase, and Michael Gonzales.

Pricing

Ticket prices:

GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING

Adult:
$16
Youth (age 12 – 17):
$16
Senior (age 60+):
$16

Prices subject to change based on available quantities and demand.

Public Performance Dates & Times

‐ Friday, February 9, 7:30 PM – Opening Night
‐ Saturday, February 10, 7:30 PM
‐ Sunday, February 11, 1:30 PM
‐ Sunday, February 11, 4:30 PM
‐ Friday, February 16, 7:30 PM
‐ Saturday, February 17, 7:30 PM
‐ Sunday, February 18, 1:30 PM (ASL)
‐ Sunday, February 18, 4:30 PM

Season Tickets


Did You Know…? DCT Season Ticket holders can purchase tickets to SCREEN PLAY at a discounted price. Additional benefits include one free exchange with each show in your play package, priority seating, and other great perks!

For more information, visit dct.org/subscribers.


DCT Teen Programming is sponsored in part by The Hersh Foundation and Diana & Thomas Klein.

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