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Dan Bernitt is available to present workshops and his award-winning and critically-acclaimed performances on your campus.

Watch the video below to meet Dan, learn about his solo performances Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods and Phi Alpha Gamma, and see how he can engage with your campus community.

Bring together on your campus

“Only theater can completely absorb the spectator and make him both understand and also inwardly experience the happenings on the stage, enriching his inner life, and leaving impressions which will not fade with time.” —Konstantin Stanislavski, from An Actor Prepares

Plays aren’t just for theater students. Plays help unite communities.

Because art stimulates the audience’s curiosity and emotions, a theatrical performance will be more impactful than a lecture in conveying important ideas and lessons. (And it’s entertaining!)

An excellent programming fit

While Dan’s solo performances work great when paired together, each play is also successful as a standalone event.

What events are you currently planning where you want to

Dan Bernitt can tailor his pre-show introduction to emphasize many awareness periods. The audience will use the play as a starting point during a post-show discussion, exploring what these issues mean in their community and what actions they can take to support themselves and others.

Below are times during the year where each show can contribute to a conversation.

Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods

Fall

September
  • National Preparedness Month
  • Self-Improvement Month
  • World Sexual Health Month
  • World Sexual Health Day
  • National Suicide Prevention Week
  • Suicide Prevention Day
October
  • Campus Sustainability Month
  • National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • World Mental Health Day
  • Depression Screening Day
  • Health Literacy Month
  • National Health Education Week
November
  • World Kindness Day
  • International Stress Awareness Day

Phi Alpha Gamma

Fall

Greek Life / Fraternities & Sororities
  • New Member Orientation
September
  • Self-Improvement Month
  • National Suicide Prevention Week
  • Suicide Prevention Day
  • Ally Week (LGBTQ+)
October
  • LGBT History Month
  • World Day of Bullying Prevention
  • National Coming Out Day
  • National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • Stand Up For Others Week
  • Week of Inclusion
  • Spirit Day (for victims of bullying)
  • National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • World Mental Health Day / Depression Screening Day
November
  • World Kindness Day
  • International Day of Tolerance
  • International Stand Up to Bullying Day (semi-annual)

Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods

Spring

February
  • Time to Talk Day
  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week
  • International Boost Self-Esteem Month
March
  • Self-Harm Awareness Month
  • American National Nutrition Month
April
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Counseling Awareness Month
  • National Minority Health Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Earth Day
  • Environmental Education Week
May
  • Trauma Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month

Phi Alpha Gamma

Spring

Greek Life / Fraternities & Sororities
  • New Member Orientation
January
  • No Name-Calling Week
February
  • Time to Talk Day
  • International Stand Up to Bullying Day (semi-annual)
March
  • Self-Harm Awareness Month
April
  • Day of Silence
  • National Youth Violence Prevention Week
  • Stress Awareness Month
May
  • Trauma Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • International Day Against Homophobia
  • Harvey Milk Day

Several

Individual Performance

Present one performance of either play. Immediately following the show, Dan Bernitt or a member of your community will facilitate an audience Q&A and discussion.
1-DAY EVENT

Performance + Workshops

Hosting one or more performances of the same show and adding workshops or class visits help to deeply integrate the play and Dan Bernitt's visit to your campus. Using theater and writing workshops, your students will broaden their worldview by examining themselves and different perspectives
2+ DAY EVENT

Artist Residency

For the most significant impact on your campus community, present both of Dan Bernitt's solo performances Phi Alpha Gamma and Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods with a writing and performance workshop for your students to generate a deeper discussion over several days
3-4 DAY EVENT

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