Virtual Educational Touring Theatre
GSP is proud to commission and produce touring theatre for young audiences. Opioid addiction, conflict resolution, bullying and character education are addressed by our touring productions. Following each performance, our post-play discussions provide excellent starting points for engaging classroom conversations that can fulfill New Jersey Student Learning Standards for the Performing Arts.
Virtual Tour for 2021
A new musical about opioid abuse and its impact on teens and families, appropriate for upper middle school, high school, and parent audiences.
Book by Jim Jack
Music and lyrics by Anna K. Jacobs
Directed by Portia Krieger
The Anytown Virtual Tour is offered cost-free to schools and communities. It includes:
- Password Protected Link to view Anytown
- Post-Play Video Discussion featuring the cast of Anytown, highlighting key information about opioid misuse
- Additional asynchronous learning modules digging into the key topics and themes of the show
Intended Audience: Appropriate for upper middle school, high school, and parent/guardian audiences.
Synopsis: Star athlete Hope Baker sports a 4.0 GPA and limitless potential. But when a boy she likes offers her one little pill to reduce the pain from a soccer injury, Hope makes a decision that rapidly transforms her dreams into an escalating nightmare. With her future at stake, will Hope get the help she needs before opioids destroy everything she cares about?
Based on interviews with families struggling with the disease of addiction, opioid prevention experts, law enforcement officials, and educators, this original musical will empower audiences with the knowledge to make positive decisions to avoid substance abuse. Anytown was developed in partnership with the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health in response to the devastating impact prescription opioid misuse, heroin, and fentanyl have had on communities throughout New Jersey. Key research and feedback during the development of this musical was provided by RWJBarnabas Health’s Institute for Prevention and Recovery.
As a result of the generous support of our statewide sponsors, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health, Anytown and all its resources will be offered cost-free to schools and community organizations throughout New Jersey until June 2021.
For more information and to book early, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (732) 497-8097.
- Anytown Study Guide [pdf]
- New Jersey Children's System of Care: Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Use Treatment Services [pdf]
- Addiction, Students & the Family [pdf]
Presented and provided by RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery