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Poetry as Activism – Workshops

Poetry as Activism is an introduction to the art and techniques of activist poetry.  Participants experience a process that takes them from exploring a social issue they care about, to writing and performing a creative work inspired by that issue. Writing techniques, literary devices, and historical events will illuminate opportunities for participants to connect to […]

Hip Hop Culture Empowers Student Writing and Communication

In this professional learning program Baba Bomani will support teachers to be able to use aspects of hip-hop art and culture to create an engaging learning environment. This active workshop will guide teachers to lead rhyme-based strategies to build student writing and communication skills using the five steps of the Writing Process (pre-writing, drafting, revising, […]

Write Now!

This high energy, participatory program explores the often forgotten element of creative writing: spontaneity! Freestyle Repertory Theatre encourages audience volunteers get involved in the whimsy and fun of creating characters and settings off the tops of their heads. They see how plot unfolds through changes and what happens next. Three dynamic artists teach about physical […]

Shakespeare All Day

In addition to their provocative performances, the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ also conducts engaging workshops that get students on their feet to perform Shakespeare's text.  While the performances engage, educate, and enlighten, the workshops make the experience more personal. Together, they transform Shakespeare from merely words in "some old book" to a fun, easily understood and accessible […]

Between the World and Me

Rooted in the hip hop aesthetic and break beat poet tradition, this Josh Campbell workshop explores the intersection of identity, culture, history, and current events through a series of improvisational theatre and acting exercises that lead students to create original spoken word poems, monologues, one minute scenes, and plays to deepen their understanding of social […]

B.A.R.S.

This dynamic program walks students through the exciting world of hip-hop songwriting as they write verses about subjects they study in class. Students are introduced to the Bomani Armah wRiting System and receive in-depth instruction on elements of creative writing, using simile, metaphor, and rhyme to structure a song written in the pattern of a […]

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