Ooch's Perfectly IMPERFECT Show
Ooch's Perfectly IMPERFECT Show is a 60-minute performance that helps manage kids’ stress around the topic of perfection - specifically, kids' need and EXPECTATION to get things perfect the FIRST time around.
This show will reframe this stressful issue by instead, focusing on doing our best and at the same time being satisfied with the results of our BEST EFFORTS.
It's worth noting that this performance makes a very important distinction between being PERFECT and being GREAT - One is quite literally impossible while the other is completely achievable.
During this performance Ooch talks about his choice to strive for GREATNESS rather than perfection because he's discovered that when he tries to be perfect, he's often times left feeling disappointed or frustrated. Seriously, trying to be perfect takes the fun out of everything. When he focuses on being GREAT (by "doing his best to do his best"), he's realized that every step along the way is a positive step closer to greatness, and that feels . . . great!
Recommended ages for this show: K - 6th grades
This show takes the students on a journey towards self-confidence and self-expression through Ooch's personal stories of being bullied.
The show's focus is on the great power each student can develop by using his or her own unique qualities and talents, i.e., "SuperPOWERS, as Ooch calls them. These newfound "powers" are then applied to common bullying scenarios. Ooch draws parallels to the attributes of superheroes, and leaves his audience feeling "super. Just as Superman is bullet-proof, Ooch's audience learns to become "WORD-proof".
The Super-POWER Show focuses on:
The definition of bullying
How to realize when we are being a bully
Why we get bullied
What to do during and after we've been bullied
What to do to stop bullying
The power of the bystander
The importance of reporting the incident directly after it happens