THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE sparked many rich and difficult conversations within our classrooms.
Monique Marshall Veale, METCO Coordinator, Dover Sherborn Public Schools, Massachusetts
The play was outstanding! Well written, well-acted, thought provoking and challenging. And the performance raised issues in a clear and authentic way.
Jennifer Braxton, Director of Professional Development, Association of Delaware Valley (PA, NJ, DE & MD) Independent Schools
We ask our students to use their powers of reason and critical thinking in matters of equity and justice. This play filled the bill. The students at The Roeper School were talking about THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE for several days after.
Carolyn Lett, Financial Aid and Scholarship Coordinator, Diversity and Community Programs Coordinator, The Roeper School, MI
Our students simply could not wait to see THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE. They enjoyed the experience so much that it is still the topic of conversation.
Caleb Collins, Director of Community & Diversity, Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA
THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE engages so many different questions that are at the core of social justice, privilege and prejudice, and the actors bring this production to life and make it matter.
Ayres Stiles-Hall, Assistant Dean for Community & Equity, Concord Academy, Concord, MA
Issues of power and privilege muddy the waters as the audience watches it all unfold, deliberates on the different pieces of the legal puzzle and eventually renders a verdict. a month later, the impact and conversation still linger.
Kitty Hooper, Diversity Coordinator; Erin Luby, Assistant Principal, Student Services, St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, IL
For the last three years, we've booked Defamation and shown it to students, staff and parents. Bringing Defamation to our school has provided a unique opportunity for staff, students, and community members alike to challenge themselves to discover and explore how our perceptions about race, religion, and class affect the choices we make and the ways in which we interact with each other.
Jackie Gnant, [TITLE?], New Trier Township High School, Winnetka, IL
I would absolutely recommend this program to any teachers who are interested in having a complex discussion about race, class, religion and gender.
Jenifer Resnick, English Department, Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook, IL
Talking about race is hard and THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE offers entry into the discussion. We have had positive feedback from all participants in our audiences.
David Futransky, Community Liaison, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL
I am always on the hunt for quality enrichment outside the classroom which will push my students to think outside their own little bubbles.Ii highly recommend THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE for its thoughtful treatment of the varied aspects of racism.
Mary Brandt, Social Studies Department, Von Steuben High School, Chicago, IL