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The St. Lawrence University cast of "Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?" at a performance in Canton in 2011. Photo: Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
The St. Lawrence University cast of "Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?" at a performance in Canton in 2011. Photo: Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Fighting bullying with theatre and creativity

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An anti-bullying organization will use a play written by a St. Lawrence University theater professor as part of its "peaceful schools" tour this spring.

SLU Associate Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead, is the author of the one-act play, Have you Filled a Bucket Today?. She says schools and parents seem eager to use the arts and creative ways to address bullying in schools.

Based on Carol McCloud's popular children's book of the same name, the play also emphasizes that bullying is wrong. The organization, Peaceful Schools, will perform the play at schools in northern and central New York throughout the 2013-2014 school year.

Halstead told Todd Moe that she first heard about McCloud's book at a meeting at her son's school, and was thrilled when McCloud gave her permission to adapt it as a play.

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