This is a virtual performance open to Iowa educators and their students. Teachers and parents may request access to view the performance at their leisure during the viewing period.
Best Suited for Grades: 8th-12th
Duration: 1 hour
Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Language Arts, Emotional/Social Development
Study Guide: Access the complimentary study guide HERE.
Lily feels trapped. A conflict between her best friend Brit and the guy she likes Karim breaks out after other students share racist, anti-Muslim memes, and a misunderstanding leads to a school lockdown. Lily finds herself right in the middle, forced to make hard choices about which friend’s truth she’s going to believe.
Illustrating the real-life challenges of immigration, income inequality, and fears of violence in our schools, THE IN-BETWEEN is a realistic, relatable exploration of the complex social circumstances students must navigate in today’s world. With strong dialogue, moments of choreography, and a landscape of social media-embedded design, the performance tackles hard questions with humor, sensitivity and a deft ear for how young people negotiate the problems they encounter.
Written by award-winning playwright Marcus Youssef (writer of the international Geordie hit JABBER) and developed with teen consultants, the production has been seen so far by over 15,000 young people across Canada and will be refilmed especially for digital engagements in fall 2021.
Written by Marcus Youssef
Produced by Geordie Productions from Montreal, Canada