School Assembly News
DEA Sponsors Off ‘Script for High School Students
Part of the 360 Strategy to Address Prescription Opioid and Heroin Abuse
In November 2015, the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) announced Pittsburgh as the first pilot city in the nation where the 360 Strategy would be implemented. The goals of the 360 Strategy are aimed at stopping the deadly cycle of prescription opioid and heroin abuse by eliminating the drug trafficking organizations that fuel violence on the streets and addiction in communities. The strategy also includes partnering with healthcare professionals and engaging and strengthening community and social service organizations that are best positioned to provide long-term help and support for building drug-free communities.
“This is the most important age group for us to reach in addressing this deadly epidemic,” said Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Philadelphia Field Division. “Education and awareness that is relevant to high school students is crucial in helping them understand the dangers of prescription opioid and heroin abuse.”
The DEA sponsored several performances of Off ‘Script for high schools in Allegheny County. In August 2016, Saltworks traveled to Washington DC to present the play to representatives of eight other cities where the DEA has plans to implement the 360 Strategy. They plan to license the play and utilize it in those cities as much as possible. We are excited to work with the DEA and, more importantly, engage more students to make healthy choices.
Media Coverage of Off ‘Script
To listen to a Saltworks Radio Interview, Click Here.
To read a news article or view a news program about Off ‘Script, click here.
To read an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review about Saltworks’ performance of Off ‘Script at Mt. Pleasant Junior/Senior High School, click here.
To read an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about Saltworks’ performance of Off ‘Script at Mt. Pleasant Junior/Senior High School, click here.
To see WTAE coverage of Saltworks’ performance of Off ‘Script at Mt. Pleasant Junior/Senior High School, click here.
To read an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review about Saltworks’ performance of Off ‘Script at Valley Junior/Senior High School in New Kensington, click here.
Young Actor Studio News
The Young Actors Studio has performed the following shows:
WYAS Radio Hour Live
James and the Giant Peach
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Alice in Wonderland
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
The Just So Stories
Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Pirates of Penzance
The Phantom Tollbooth
Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.
Through the Looking Glass
Saltworks Players News
Live, Love, & Laugh
The Case of the Missing Bodies
Cotton Patch Gospel
Murder in the Cathedral
The Gospel of Mark
Nativity on the Square
The Book of Jonah
The Foolish Wiseman
The Book of Ruth