is this play important?
Mental illness is a major public health concern and one that affects
our youth. It’s a disease that crosses all ages and socio-economic
barriers but, due to stigma, is not often talked about.
facts related to mental illness and young people:
is the third leading cause of death in Nebraska for young people
ages 8 – 24
of U.S. youth suffer from a mental illness, including depression
(over 23,000 in Nebraska)
are not getting the help they need
out of five children in Nebraska are affected by mental health
problems – either their own or that of their parents.
goal of A Bump In the Road is to:
high school-aged students about the various forms of mental illness.
the symptoms and signs.
students learn to cope with their own illness and that of others.
a sense of understanding and compassion.
information on resources available in their community.
there a cost to the school / presenting organization for the production?
The script of A Bump In the Road is available to schools
and community organizations royalty-free, meaning there is no cost
associated with its use.
as is the case with most all theatrical productions, schools/presenting
organizations will be responsible for all production elements associated
with the performance, including costumes, props, set, lighting,
materials including digital versions of presentations, sample programs,
and scripts are available at no cost and can be found in the "Educational
is the performance length?
A Bump In the Road is approximately 35 minutes in length.
encourage presenting organizations to incorporate a question and
answer period following the performance, to include school counselors
or other experts in the mental health field.
is the size of the cast?
The play is written for 23 characters. However, depending on how
it is staged, the opportunity exists for actors to portray multiple
roles, if necessary. So, there is some flexibility in how many performers
are included in the production.
I need to apply for use of the script even though it’s royalty
If your school or organization is interested in producing A
Bump In the Road, please contact The Kim Foundation at (402) 891-6911 or [email protected].
the script is available royalty-free, we will be tracking its use
and the impact of the performance across the state.
should I contact with questions about the play itself and how it
was presented originally?
Director of Theatre
Papillion-La Vista South High School
10799 Highway 370
Papillion, Nebraska 68046