Remote Control is a highly interactive performance that addresses the issues associated with relationship violence and bystander intervention. Remote Control explores the relationship between three characters, Josh and Amy, who are dating, and their friend Darryl who becomes an involved bystander. Using an imaginary “remote control” device, Darryl as the narrator stops, rewinds, and replays various scenarios while the actors incorporate the audience’s observations and suggestions into the action of the play. Remote Control encourages bystander intervention and shows how bystanders and friends can play an important role in preventing abuse.
Following the performance, there will be an interactive discussion to help reinforce the educational points of the play and to answer questions. The program was designed to :
· Define and identify the different types of abuse
· Recognize the early warning signs of an abusive relationship
· Learn how to help someone in an abusive relationship
· Understand the importance of the role of the bystander