As anyone who has met her can attest, Norma Bowles is a force of nature able to talk you into nearly anything she asks. In Los Angeles in 1991, Ms. Bowles founded Fringe Benefits, a non-profit dedicated to building bridges among diverse individuals and communities through theatre, and it was with this organization that she developed this extraordinary book. An illustrated collection of plays, songs and poems by artists and activists of all kinds, Cootie Shots promotes tolerance and combats bigotry and bullying amongst grade school children. This remarkable work is dedicated “to all of us: to everyone who has ever been hurt by cruel words, actions or inactions; to everyone who has ever hurt others with cruel words, actions or inactions; and to everyone who has ever helped others by speaking out, standing up and getting involved.” Ms. Bowles received the inaugural Leadership in Community-Based Theatre and Civic Engagement Award from ATHE in 2009.
First TCG Edition: 2001