Local kids "act out' against bullying

By Alicia Nieves

April 27, 2014 Updated Apr 28, 2014 at 10:52 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A group of local kids have decided to 'act out' against bullying with a play.

Ten local kids created and acted in "Beyond Bullying: Under the Sea, Trouble at Fish High."

"We all put it together, we each came up with some idea for it and we agreed and disagreed," said Kayleene Starley, one of the play's actresses.

With the help of the Magic Paint Brush Project the children hosted a viewing of the play Sunday afternoon at the Roberson Museum in Binghamton.

The play showcased the issue of bullying that many kids, including some of those who acted in the play, deal with or witness on a daily basis.

"It happens with doing a classroom thing, or in gym, or in the locker room," said Sean Lynch, who played a popular octopus in the play.

"They really felt that it was important to write about friendship and about bullying," said Holly Adams, the play director.

It took almost 6 months to create, rehearse, and put on the play. The children hope they will shed light on an issue that is often kept quiet.