Create Your Own Engaging Event Using A Night in Jail and Drama Therapy!
Billy Gallo kindly allowed me to work with his talented young actors. They used improvisational prompts, primarily based on peer pressure to use THC. This is a highlight video of their acting work which is followed by a discussion. I am so grateful to these gifted artists for sharing their work and opinions for this video. What they say in their performances and conversation are insightful for a viewer of any age. The entire workshop was so eye-opening, and the youth so honest and compelling, I have posted the full, unedited workshop below. I hope this inspires others to have similar events.
Scenario Ideas for Skits/Improv/Films and Discussion Prompts:
Discuss: what are the specific pressures a person experiences on Social Media (as opposed to in-person)?
Extra credit: How do celebrities encourage and normalize drug use on Social Media? Do they have a financial incentive to get young people using?
Danny's best friend, Steve, got his supply of pot from his older brother. His older brother got his drugs from their father. Today, many parents consider weed to be a harmless substance. Many consider it to be medicine. Create a scene where a parent, or the parent of a friend, offers weed to a teen.
Whatever choice suits your group best, your audience will have lots of questions--which is great! A Night In Jail Toolkit has the answers which are based on scientific evidence. Download our Toolkit to hold your own lively Q and A.