The Stage Door Players and Dunwoody Rotary Club promote Anti-Bullying Practices Unnecessary Monsters performance at Peachtree Charter Middle School

The Stage Door Players and Dunwoody Rotary Club promote Anti-Bullying Practices
Unnecessary Monsters performance at Peachtree Charter Middle School


DUNWOODY, GA - AUGUST 2015 - STAGE DOOR PLAYERS, Dunwoody's own professional theater company in partnership with the Dunwoody Rotary Club will present Unnecessary Monsters, an original play about the effects of bullying on Middle and High School students, at Peachtree Charter Middle School on September 4, 2015.

Written by Megan Hayes, UNNECESSARY MONSTERS, 2013 Suzi Award Winner for Best Theatre for Young Audiences Production, is a play that tackles the problem of bullying in our schools head on. Commissioned by Anthony Rodriguez and Ann Carol Pence, Producing Artistic Directors of the Aurora Theatre in 2013, MONSTERS delves into the lives of several tweens and teens as they try and make their way through the pitfalls and snares of social media, home life, and middle school politics. 

SDP's Producing Artistic Director Robert Egizio has been working to get this program presented to Dunwoody area schools since it was first performed in 2013. "Bullying has become such a prevalent problem in schools over the past years that awareness must be brought forward. It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students and that 1 in 7 Students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. Hopefully this will open the eyes of some students and help them make better choices, or to get involved if they witness bullying taking place." Directed by SDP Artistic Associate Jacob York, and featuring a cast of four professional Atlanta actors, the show will be performed three times at PCMS on September 4th. To learn more about how you can help prevent bullying, please visit for tips and talking points.

About The Author:
Megan Hayes is an award-winning actor and writer. She graduated with honors in Acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she also began writing and performing her own work. As an actress, she's been seen locally in shows such as LEND ME A TENOR and BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE at Stage Door Players, and on film and television in HBO's Eastbound and Down, Fox's Sleepy Hollow, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

About the Theater Company:
As a fully professional company, Stage Door Players annually produces an impressive season of six popular, compelling and entertaining works. Founded in 1974 by the Dunwoody Woman's Club, the Stage Door Players appreciates and celebrates over 1,000 season ticket holders and over 12,000 theater enthusiasts from Dunwoody, as well as the greater metropolitan Atlanta area. For more information about the SDP, please visit  


The Dunwoody Convention and Visitors Bureau is the destination marketing organization for the City of Dunwoody, charged with growing economic development through tourism promotion. The CVBD is located at 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 200 on Ashford-Dunwoody Road.  For more information about the CVBD please visit or call (678) 244-9800.