Swagger, a play commissioned by PBD for its One Humanity Tour, recently completed its third annual fall tour to Palm Beach County middle schools. Sixth graders in 21 schools – a total of 8,500 students – had the opportunity to see the play, which aims to contribute to the development of informed, thoughtful, and compassionate citizens, with an emphasis on empathy. The tour has been seen by 19,600 students since it was launched in 2017.
Swagger is about an incident involving three characters: Jordan, an eighth-grade student; Daniel, a police officer; and Leela, a small business owner. Their lives intersect in a fateful scene captured on video, and Coble affords each of them the opportunity to share their perspective on what took place.