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OCC’s Touring Theatre to Visit High Schools
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Original Play Examines Problem of Bullying

The Orange Coast College Theatre Department is taking its spring production, “Aftermath,” on the road to high schools in April and May. The OCC Theatre Department sends actors to schools, community centers and public events as a part of a free community outreach effort. The project also provides valuable touring experience for OCC's theatre arts students.

Written by OCC theatre program alumnus Sean Wellengard, “Aftermath” focuses on the problem of bullying among young people. “The issue of bullying is very much in the public consciousness,” said Rick Golson, who teaches the touring theatre class. “We hope our production will help teach young people how to deal with this growing problem.”

High schools interested in booking a performance can contact Golson at 714-432-5640, ext. 6.
Golson has directed the 24-year-old touring program for the past eight years. OCC touring productions have tackled a range of social issues including saving the wetlands, victims of Hurricane Katrina and Iraq war veterans.

Orange Coast College, founded in 1947, is one of the nation's top transfer schools. With a student population of 22,000, OCC provides exemplary programs leading to Associate degrees and 145 career programs. The college's 164-acre campus is located in the heart of Costa Mesa. For complete details about OCC, visit