RCTC prominant in making of documentary

Two years ago Jerry Casper, an RCTC UFT faculty in Theatre, and Denise Ruemping, an RCTC alumni and Civic Center Theatre Education Director, worked with the Rochester Civic Theatre and helped organize, write, and direct a program about bullying called AWARE.

Used in this creative process was a mix of 9 RCTC students, high school students, and middle school students who created a variety of scenarios about bullying.

These efforts grew into a production later entitled Beyond the Bully first aired as a documentary last week and available on Youtube.

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Beyond the Bully is a one-hour documentary created by Emmy award winning producer Eric Olson of KSMQ Public Television. It is a positive look at how southeast Minnesota is tackling the issue of bullying in the schools. It focuses on Kasson-Mantorville school system, the Rochester Diversity Council, The Boys and Girls Club, and AWARE.

Congratulations to Jerry, Denise, and to their group of RCTC actors and actresses for bringing further attention to this concern.

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