From teenage drama to cyberbullying, where exactly is the middle ground and when has the line been crossed? What is acceptable and what is not? Are you affected by the impact, or have you become so cold that you turn a blind eye to everything around you? These were just a few questions that came to my mind as I was engrossed in a riveting play. Bullying has been around for centuries, and today social media has magnified the problem. How can we make a difference?
“Social media has magnified the problem.”
Sticks & Scones was a very well written and performed play by the youths of Vancouver, directed by Valerie Methot, on issues around bullying and substance abuse. This play touched the audience in one way or another over the four days of its production. For the courageous and inspired youths that came together to have an impact on everyone, it is not only commendable but truly inspirational. These youths came forward to take a stand for something they believed in and realized that sticking up for what is right as a united front has empowered them to be emotionally stronger, and enabled them to make a difference.