New Kid, by Dennis Foon, explores issues of bullying and intolerance in a story about finding a friend in a new place. The play resonates with anyone who has ever felt new and reminds everyone about the empathy needed to accept those who are different. New Kid is a way to provide children, immigrant families and anyone who’s been “new” with a greater sense of belonging in the community. The play also supports regional efforts to create a more welcoming community for newcomers to St. Louis.
Students from St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, Grand Center Arts Academy and City Garden Montessori School, as well as Casa de Salud families, have been invited to this performance that includes a post-show conversation with the cast and creative staff following the show.
Additionally, the Saint Louis University community and their families are invited to attend this performance free of charge.
Saint Louis University engaged more than 10,000 participants through Summer At SLU programming this past year. For more information about this special performance or summer 2014 opportunities, contact Troy Turnipseed, director of summer studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.