Program Title

Jabari Dreams of Freedom VIRTUAL
Provider Name
Long Island University
Stephanie Turner

Brookville , NY 11548

Program Description
10-year old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings and in his dreams, he escapes the reality of the turbulent world around him. He meets children and young people from the Civil Rights Era, including Ruby Bridges, Claudette Colvin, and others, who teach him how to be fearless. Will Jabari learn to take these lessons back into his own life and heal his community? Using rap, freedom songs, hip-hop dance, history, and humor, this play explores what it means to have courage. Pre-recorded performance: 55 minutes Additional live student and teacher/parent workshops also available. By using the play as a springboard for discussion and art-making, the teaching artist will conduct theatre games, improvisational activities, and Q&A sessions intended to stimulate these young minds around the subject of Black fear in youth. Students will be encouraged to share their experience of the play and to ask questions about the theatre-making process. Adult Workshop Another workshop the company can offer is geared toward the adults who are navigating these issues with our young people. While children are at the heart of Jabari, it is monumentally important that their teachers and parents are also given tools and support. We will facilitate community conversations centered around childhood trauma, bringing in local civic leaders, therapists, and members of the police force. TILLES VIRTUAL ACCESS PASS includes: Pre-recorded Performance: 55 minutes Unlimited Access for 2 weeks: FEBRUARY 1 – 12, 2021 * Exclusive, password-protected video link Students and teachers may watch when convenient from school or home. Number of students served: no limit Number of views: no limit Study Guide: includes activities & discussion/writing prompts. *DATES MAY BE FLEXIBLE. CONTACT for more information

Theatre-Musical (TH), Visual Arts (VA) ,

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Cost Single: $1,000.00
Cost Multiple:

60 minutes