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Cell Phone Zombies

Mikala Gibson, TAP’s Artistic Associate and teaching artist extraordinaire, recently made a short film with her after school class at Ojeda Middle School in Del Valle Independent School District. photos courtesy of Edward Pierce

Cell Phone Zombies, a short horror film doubling as a public service announcement, is about zombies that attack students who break school rules and use their cell phones at school. While Mikala is proud to have facilitated the story and help put everything together, she can’t take credit, as it was 100% the Ojeda students’ idea. The Ojeda principal, Timica Patton, attended the premiere during the after school program on Thursday, October 30th. Applauding the students’ work, she decided to show the film to the entire student body during advisory period on Halloween. The students were ecstatic and can’t wait to begin work on their next film on perfect attendance.

Group photo shot at Ojeda Middle School

Zombies in action

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We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

3 responses »

  1. Hahahah that play looks adorable! Is that Ande pictured on the far left?

  2. Please post the video soon! It is SO good!!!!

  3. I was fortunate enough to attend the Ojeda student’s premiere last Thursday. It was truly a red carpet event–popcorn, the star actors in attendance, and special guests from the school administration. The Ojeda MS staff support was incredible, however, the students’ film was definitely the best part of the event. Their excitement and talent really showed–I can’t wait for the next one!


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