Oskar Assemblies

 

New Oskar Assemblies for Spring 2020!

Oskar tours schools from March 2–April 10, 2020. Each show runs 55 minutes, including a talk back with cast.

The ongoing series of Oskar plays for young audiences has been touring schools throughout the Bay Area since 2006 and has reached more than 100,000 students. The plays—which tackle bullying, resiliency, and empathy—have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from students, teachers, administrators, and parents. While all the Oskar plays deal with their subject matter in a humorous fashion, they have made a serious impact on student behavior. 

"Kid-appropriate humor, elaborate costume changes, a vibrant set design, and interaction with the audience.” –Palo Alto Weekly

These plays were co-commissioned with the Palo Alto Unified School District through the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program.


This year we offer:

Oskar and the Big Bully Battle Part 2 NEW!
By Prince Gomolvilas and Matt Ackels

Ten-year-old Oskar plays detective when an incident of bullying on the schoolyard leaves everyone confused and stumped. It’s the biggest case of his career. Oskar’s previous show introduced the idea of bullies, victims, bystanders, and upstanders. This playground whodunit digs deeper into the bullying epidemic and invites audiences to understand the bully-victim cycle. Oskar and the Big Bully Battle, Part 2 cleverly incorporates and builds upon research which reveals that many bullies are victims of bullying themselves. This hilarious and mysterious sequel continues to encourage students to stand up for victims but also teaches them how to express empathy for bullies—hopefully moving everybody closer to breaking the vicious cycle. 

Oskar and the Countless Costume Changes
By Prince Gomolvilas and Matt Ackels

Ten-year-old Oskar gets to fulfill a lifelong dream of writing and directing a play at his elementary school. But when classmates challenge his rigid ideas about the production’s male and female characters—and who should play whom—everything starts falling apart. Will Oskar listen to his friends and let their true strengths shine before opening night?

 


Pricing:

$600 for 1 Assembly 

$1,000 for 2 Assemblies 

Scholarships Available! Contact education@theatreworks.org

 

 

Study Guide sent to all participating schools January 31. 

For more information or to book Oskar, email education@theatreworks.org or call 650.463.7146.