Oskar Assemblies

New Oskar Assemblies for Spring 2020!

Oskar tours schools from March 2–April 10, 2020. Each show runs 45 minutes, including a talk back with cast.

 

This year we offer:

NEW! Oskar and the Big Bully Battle Part 2

Oskar and the Countless Costume Changes

 
 

Oskar and the Big Bully Battle Part 2

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

 

Welcome to another play in the Oskar series….

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 solve the backstage brouhaha before opening night?

This play was co-commissioned with the TONY Award-winning TheatreWorks of Silicon Valley and the Palo Alto Unified School District through the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program.

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

 

 

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. 

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