ONEIDA — Actor and playwright Tim Collins will appear at Oneida Public Library’s Family Super Saturday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. to perform his one-man show “Standing By, Standing Up,” a play about school-aged children facing bullying and how they deal with it.
The free performance is designed especially for students in grades 3 through 12. In it Collins portrays all the characters, bullied and bullies alike, and includes a clever turn on cyberbullying. As the title suggests, he also enacts how bystanders can either encourage or deter bullying.
“This interactive play features compelling characters and passes along an important message in an entertaining and engaging way,” said Meagan Gillander, the OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator.
Collins has toured nationally as a solo theater performer for over 17 years. In addition to “Standing By, Standing Up,” he has performed in schools, community centers and performance spaces “The Script,” which concerns domestic violence against women; “TBH” (“To Be Honest”), a play about social media, cyberbullying and online relationships; and “On the Outskirts of Everything,” a comedy-drama in which he performs multiple characters.
Collins’ performance of “Speaking Up, Speaking Out” at the OPL is free and open to the public. For information, contact Meagan Gillander at the Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad St. by calling 315-363-3050. For more information about Collins and his plays, see his website at www.timcollinsonline.com.