Bobby Goodspeed is a soft-spoken 7th grader who survives his mixed-up preadolescent life with the unwavering support of his three best friends: the outspoken Addie, the flamoyant Joe, and the tough Skeezie. Everything changes when Addie decides that the four of them should run against more popular peers in the upcoming student council election on a No-Name Calling platform.
In 2004, the book inspired GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing created a national No-Name Calling Week. The project seeks to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools, and to provide students and educators with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling in their communities
Production History: 2011 Omaha Theater Company Main stage Production
Cast Size: A minimum of 5m/2f (with doubling), can be expanded to 9m/4f currently (working on a new draft for a larger youth cast of 10m/7f with possible chorus)
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