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THE OVERNEATH! - Friends for Life? (Show + Workshop)

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Coronado H

Orlando, FL

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THE OVERNEATH! is a laughter-and-tears inducing interactive theater experience that tells the story of Marina, a person with Type 1 diabetes, discovering a rich world of emotion that surrounds a new found neighbor... Mr. Betes. Is he a friend? an enemy? a rival? an accomplice?... or all of the above ?

This 45 minute show incorporates surprising puppetry, beautiful bursts of magic, metaphor, poetry, music and song all along the journey of transforming something we all know - Type 1 diabetes - into an experience that reveals rich lessons in what it means to live well with this chronic condition.

The show is followed by two 60 minute workshops:

  1. A Make Your Own BETES! session for children

    Each child will make their OWN puppet and create a short scene sharing THEIR story!


  2. A facilitated discussion for parents led by Dr. Ken Gorfinkle and Kimberly Kaar

    Following the show, a leading clinical psychologist and peer parent leader will hold an intimate conversation to unpack the experience of the show and offer practical take-aways for parents to take back to their families.

The program is designed for children and tweens ages 6 - 12 and families.

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REVIEWS!

"The Betes program was very well received by both the children and parents of Camp Conrad Chinnock.
Starting with the opening introduction to the challenge of accepting diabetes as part of life, the message was delivered in a way the children could understand and was very entertaining. The Betes program appeared to open the parents to many of their own fears and anxiety of parenting a child with T1D, which I found very effective. "
- Dr. Rocky Wilson, Psychologist; Director of Camp Chinnock

“ I’m impressed - I can’t remember ever being at a performance meant to strategically reach out to the audience on one specific level. So this was a delight and eye-opening. As a person (parent in this case) whose life has been indelibly affected by diabetes, I was deeply affected. I related to it. My son’s situation was continually on my mind.
- Hulya Sakarya, Caregiver

"This program was for ME!"
- F, 11 years old, PWD

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THE OVERNEATH! is a program of THE BETES Organization.
www.thebetes.org

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