Sunday, November 15, 4:00 pm: Raising Your Child During COVID
Parents and grandparents will want to join this Zoom program as a panel of experts discusses the effects of COVID-19 on our children. Social distancing, masks, remote learning, less frequent social interactions – what might be the short- and long-term effects on children and, of course, on their parents. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions of the physician, teacher, and social worker who make up our panel.
Sunday, January 24, 4:00 pm: The Other – an original, one-act play by Laurie T. Freed
Your children will enjoy watching The Other which tells the tale of four kids, lost in the woods, who are attempting to get home. Caught in a rainstorm, they discover the one seemingly safe place is populated with people who speak a different language and look different from them. What should they do?
At the conclusion of the play, children will have the chance to ask questions of the play's characters and come up with ideas on how they might rewrite the play. This play will be facilitated by a registered drama therapist and is perfect for children from elementary school age through early teens.
Sunday, March 21, 4:00 pm: The Opioid Crisis Revisited
PMTC is proud to encore The Empty Chair, a one-act play which meets the opioid crisis in America head on. But you know, the opioid crisis isn’t solved in an afternoon by being in or watching a performance; six people die every day in Maryland from heroin or other opioids. New research shows that more people died from an overdose last year than ever before — nearly 72,000 Americans. And now we’re seeing tragic surges in overdose deaths resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Audience members will have the chance to ask questions of the actors and comment on the play. This play is appropriate for all teens, parents, and grandparents.