The Wildwood Theatre presents an original piece, “MY MIND”.
My Mind uses theatre to teach students about mental health through acting and audience participation. This program is designed to be a multi-week collaboration between the Wildwood Theatre, students, and school staff. The program is designed to teach students how to recognize signs of mental illness, reduce the stigma, and give them the skills to maintain friendships with students who are struggling.
Teaching Artists from the Wildwood work with young actors over the course of a few weeks. My Mind consists of a curriculum based in principles of psychoeducation, empathy, and theatre exercises. Students perform an original script where they explore the ways mental illness affects young people. Students in the audience engage with a moderator throughout the performance problem solving through difficult situations.