The Steel Beam Theatre of Saint Charles introduces a new traveling theater troupe that will perform a play exploring the impact that bullying has on the bullied, the bullies themselves and the bystanders.
Written by Tommy Lee Johnston and directed by the theater’s Artistic Director Donna Steele, a special performance of the play “Gifted” will be held on Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m. at the Steel Beam Theatre to mark the end of National Bullying Prevention Month. The author, Tommy Lee Johnston will be on hand and will offer a “talk-back” discussion after the performance, the media and local school administrators, youth group coordinators are invited to attend.
The Gifted theater troupe, which is available for bookings at school assemblies, church groups, youth centers, etc., consists of six young actors and one adult actor. The play takes place in a high school class of gifted students where a substitute teacher faces his past as a former bully.
“This play takes a hard look at many of the issues that kids face today,” said Steele. “The play is about bullying, tolerance, acceptance and love.”
For more information about the play, to view a preview and to book a performance, visit
or contact Donna Steele