Harassment based on actual or perceived sexual orientation remains persistent in California schools. Thousands of middle and high school students each year are targets of verbal and/or physical abuse. Touring Northern California schools every fall since 2000, The Other Side of the Closet supports a safer school curriculum wherein students, teachers, and parents can learn about diversity and acceptance in an innovative and engaging format. Set in and around a high school, this hard-hitting play tells the story of five teens who are grappling with issues of peer pressure, youth violence, homophobia, behavior norms, expectations, discrimination, and identity.
Shows take place Mondays through Thursdays, April 17 - May 10. Free for school groups but reservations are required.