"Unique... How refreshing it is to see that there exist teenagers out there who have been sharp enough to resist the endless onslaught of anti-bully propaganda and see through its hypocrisy." ~ Izzy Kalman, Psychology Today
Analyzing the Bully called "Meticulously researched" and "Ground-breaking" by Twin Cities Daily Planet! View the trailer below...
Shawn Chromey-Daniels in ANALYZING THE BULLY. Photo credit: Dan Norman
Analyzing the Bully
Written by Members of blank slate theatre
Just what is going on in the brain of a bully? Join Dr. Harrison, Dr. Bruntsworth, and Dr. Lincoln as they present their assessment, findings, and treatment plan for a real-life, actual, flesh and blood bully (gasp!). Further scientific recommendations for eliminating all bullies from planet earth will be given in this scientific presentation.
Touring Productions: Bring Analyzing the Bully to you! blank slate theatre actors will travel to your school, treatment center, or conference to perform the play live for you and yours. Contact Adam to book your live performance today!
On DVD: The original play written and performed by teenagers about getting to the heart bullying behavior has been professionally produced into a DVD. Purchase your DVD for personal or educational purposes today!
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$25.00 for Analyzing the Bully Discussion Guide
$250.00 for Educational Use DVD for schools, treatment centers, libraries, etc. Includes Discussion Guide.
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Taylor Hall, Thomas Hedlund, Shawn Chromey-Daniels, and Stephanie Kahle in ANALYZING THE BULLY. Photo credit: Dan Norman
Stephanie Kahle in ANALYZING THE BULLY. Photo credit: Dan Norman
Thomas Hedlund, Shawn Chromey-Daniels, and Stephanie Kahle in ANALYZING THE BULLY. Photo credit: Dan Norman
Stephanie Kahle in ANALYZING THE BULLY. Photo credit: Dan Norman
Praise for Analyzing the Bully
"Ground-breaking... Meticulously researched... Analyzing the Bully is the first work I've seen to show the bully's side of the story, tackling issues that are rarely discussing in our schools or media." ~ Twin Cities Dailey Planet
“I frequently receive requests to publicize kids’ anti-bullying productions. I generally decline, as my goal is not to promote bullyphobia but to try to save society from it. Recently, I received …a DVD of a play called, Analyzing the Bully, written and performed by teenagers of blank slate theatre… I thought to myself, 'Oh, No! Another stereotypical piece about the disturbed natureof bullies.' I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the play was actually unique. Rather than contributing to the worldwide anti-bully hate-fest, these youngsters insightfully caricatured the condescending anti-bullying lessons they have been subject to since preschool. Rather than denouncing bullies, they lambast the bullying scientists who have been demonizing bullies and promoting prejudice, fear, and hatred of them. What we discover during the interrogation is that the alleged bully is just an ordinary, angry, perplexed teenager navigating the trials and tribulations of life, sometimes acting and speaking badly, and ultimately getting into trouble. Hearing his side of the story, we become sympathetic. He hardly fits the stereotype, disseminated by leading bullying authorities such as Dan Olweus and Barbara Coloroso, of bullies as heartless, calculating, cowardly sociopaths. In Analyzing the Bully, the true bullies turn out to be the anti-bullying researchers themselves. How refreshing it is to see that there exist teenagers out there who have been sharp enough to resist the endless onslaught of anti-bully propaganda and seen through its hypocrisy. Perhaps there is hope, after all, that the current generation will one day bring an end to the twenty-first century witch-hunt they inherited. ~ Izzy Kalman, Psychology Today
"blank slate theatre has written and created a challenging and thought-provoking play about what goes on inside the heart and soul of 'a bully.' The cast creates an image of a mean, horrible, stereotyped adolescent boy as 'a bully,' which is really far from the truth. The paradox of this play is evident and challenging to the viewer. Yet, again, the actors are superb and believe in what they have created as an illustration of what goes on in contemporary schools." ~ Wendy Frieze, Art Therapist
"Having attended a number of other performances by blank slate theatre, I went expecting an accomplished work and fine performances, and that it was. What caught me by surprise was the widening of perspectives that makes the stage such a special art. There was a surprising amount of humor in the production and something of a 'Sympathy for the Devil' attitude that challenges our immediate and righteous responses. It's to be challeneged like this that I go to the theater!" ~ Tom Kelly, audience member
"... engaging and humorous with a serious undertone. I was expecting a preachy 'no bully' campaign, but this was done very well and took a hard look at our current lack of success dealing with this issue." ~Eric Wentling, audience member
"Thought-provoking! Parents, bring your kids - this is the beginning of a great conversation with them!" ~ Chris Gennaula, audience member
Taylor Hall, Stephanie Kahle, Thomas Hedlund, and Shawn Chromey-Daniels in ANALYZING THE BULLY. Photo credit: Dan Norman
Performance History of Analyzing the Bully
- Adler Graduate School (Bloomington, MN - 2013)
- Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health Conference (Duluth, MN - 2013)
- Scott County Education Association (Shakopee, MN - 2013)
- North Education Center - District 287 (New Hope, MN - 2013)
- South Education Center - District 287 (Richfield, MN - 2013)
- Mentoring Partnerships of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN - 2012)
- Anoka Ramsey Community College (Anoka, MN - 2012)
- Beth El Synagogue (St. Louis Park, MN - 2012)
- Academy of Sciences and Agriculture High School (Vadnais Heights, MN - 2012)
- Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies Conference (St. Cloud, MN - 2012)
- Minnesota Fringe Festival (St. Paul, MN - 2012)
- blank slate theatre (St. Paul, MN - 2012)
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Thomas Hedlund and Stephanie Kahle in ANALYZING THE BULLY. Photo credit: Dan Norman