SWEPCO brings live theater to Ark-La-Tex schools with important safety message
SHREVEPORT, La., Feb 25, 2020 – Thousands of elementary school students across
Louisiana and Texas will participate in an interactive theatre show highlighting electrical safety
The National Theatre for Children will present The Safety Circus to more than 5,800 students at
20 elementary schools throughout Northwest Louisiana and East Texas March 9-20.
Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) sponsors the performances that teach students
where electricity is made, its uses, how to identify dangerous electrical situations and stay safe
“Teaching students to be safe around power lines and other potential hazards has always been
one of our most crucial messages,” said Carey Sullivan, director of Corporate Communications
at SWEPCO. “These shows are an excellent way to deliver that message.”
The partnership between SWEPCO and NTC spans two decades and has educated tens of
thousands of children.
Last year, 15,660 students in 50 schools across Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas experienced 73
live theater presentations as part of the NTC and SWEPCO collaboration.
“Working together, SWEPCO and NTC make it possible for local students to see this program
and learn about electrical safety in a fun way that will help students remember how to play it
safe around electricity,” Sullivan said.