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We Are A Non Profit With A Mission

DET was created in memory of Deana Brisbois, a young woman from Topsfield, MA taken too soon, at the young age of 23. Deana had been in an abusive relationship for more than two years. On a fateful day, in April 1994, Deana would make one final decision that would lead to her death, getting into a car with her abusive boyfriend. Deana’s parents, siblings and friends turned to Educational Theater to start a critical conversation with other kids, parents and adults with the hope of preventing these accidents in the future.

While Deana’s Educational Theater was born out of darkness, we carry the light that Deana was to put a spotlight on the topic of dating violence and bullying. There is no better defense than to recognize the signs, start the conversation with today’s youth, as early as possible, so everyone can understand how to be a good friend or partner, how to be a good bystander, or how to get help and see the signs that a relationship isn’t going in a healthy direction.

Twenty-five years after Deana’s death, the DET team continues to keep her memory alive.

Who We Are

Deana’s Educational Theater (DET) is a non profit organization that develops and produces violence awareness programs to promote healthy relationships for audiences of all ages.

Be A Volunteer

If you have expertise or are interested in learning about key areas and are passionate about creating a kinder world, let us know. The key areas are: Event planning, Fundraising, School Outreach and Marketing.

Donate | Sponsor

Please consider giving a donation or becoming a sponsor. We have a number of Sponsorship levels for Corporate Sponsors and are happy to promote your company and support in a number of ways.

Facts & Resources

Understand the facts and why kids and parents need tools to beat the odds when it comes to fighting back against bullying, cyber-bullying, dating abuse and dating violence.

Our Programs

Learn about our Ten (10) live plays starting with audiences ages 8+ that tackle bullying, cyber-bullying, responsible digital footprint and teen dating violence.

Meet Our Sponsors

Meet the incredible companies and sponsors who back and support our efforts in spreading the important message that needs to be heard about bullying and dating violence.

ABC Action News WFTS Tampa Bay Did a Piece About Our Flagship Program The Yellow Dress

Watch the video clip now so that you have an idea of the kind of impact our Educational Theater Programs have on our audiences.

Contact Us

Your opinions are important to us. Whether it is a simple question or a valuable suggestion, we are here 24/7. You can call us by phone or email us directly.


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Wakefield, MA 01880



Deana’s Educational Theater delivers a powerful message of violence prevention to students from all backgrounds. I highly recommend these programs to anyone who wants to make a difference.

Det. Lt. James Pierce
Winchester MA Police Dept.

Each performance was geared to the eye of the students. The teachers were very impressed with all of it. They gave a great 7th grade performance. We plan on having them back next year!

Nancy Spaulding
Bourne, MA

We need to get across messages that dating violence is about power and control – your play did that very effectively! …I recommend Deana’s Educational Theater to any domestic violence project.

Ben Zeman – Community Educator
Women’s Protective Services Framingham MA