Mad Dog & Me: Bullying and the Power of Kindness
Artist: David Gonzalez
Type: Performances / Assembly
This entertaining mix of world tales and personal stories addresses the universal experience of standing up for yourself in the face of adversity and bullying. Through fables, myths, and stories from his own life growing up in a rough neighborhood, award-winning storyteller and educator Dr. David Gonzalez offers insights and strategies for cultivating compassionate relationships and communities.
Stories are chosen based on grade level from the following list:
- Speedy and Greedy—India
- Raven and Pigeons—Persia
- Heaven and Heck—source unknown
- Three Whiskers of a Lion—East Africa
- Calabash of Wisdom—West Africa
- The Open Window—Zen story
- The Fallen Groceries—Jack Kornfield
If you’re booking for an elementary school, consider Mad Dog and Me for the older students and David’s program Aesop’s Bops for preK2. Aesop’s Bops emphasizes honesty and friendship and together with Mad Dog and Me makes for a great day of character education assemblies for your school.
In-person • Virtual (Live Streaming) • On-Demand (Prerecorded)
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Price & Info
Assembly Price: $1,230
Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1,635
Travel Fee: $95 per day (virtual and on-demand programs are not charged for travel)
Audience Limit: 300
Program Length: 45 min.
Appropriate For Grade(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Arts Appreciation Month
Character Education Month
I Love to Read Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
Youth Arts Month
Language Arts Literacy
Visual & Performing Arts
Clean stage, sound system, help with setting up lighting (please let us know if this isn’t possible). Changing room, water.