Dr. Michael Fowlin presented his one-man performance, “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me,” to the entire Wilton High School student body as part of the December activity period. He was so well received by students that Wilton High School is bringing him back for a parent presentation. Many students expressed interest in having their parents hear his message.
He’ll be presenting on Monday, May 8 from 10-11 a.m. in the WHS Little Theater (395 Danbury Rd.).
In the words of one WHS student:
“Michael Fowlin was not just another school presentation. He did not stand up and lecture us about drugs or mental illness. He really touched on all the topics. Whether he was speaking on cliques, stereotypes or mental illness, everyone in the audience could relate. This show is crucial not only for the students of Wilton High school so we can understand we are not alone, but for the parents as well. Parents see a variety of issues from their one perspective, through their child. Watching this presentation would broaden their horizons and help them relate to us as teens.”
Fowlin received a PhD in clinical psychology from Rutgers, and his work includes peer mediation, diversity trainings, gender equity workshops, and violence prevention seminars, working extensively with all age groups in the United States and other countries. For his one-man performance, he taps into his experience as an actor and performer to use many of his gifts–humor, performance art, poetry, storytelling, psychology, theatrical monologues, and his personal journey–to create a moving experience for all. His mission is to create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance, towards all people.
Admission to the program is free, and registration is recommended online. It is being sponsored by Wilton Public Schools, Wilton High School PTSA, Wilton Youth Council and Wilton Youth Services.
For more information or questions, email Kim Zemo. The program will begin promptly 10 a.m., and attendees are asked to allow extra time for parking and security.