Performance Video Rental: November 13-20, 2020
Program Length: 40 minutes w/ 10-min Pre-recorded Q&A
Grades: 6th - 12th
About Mayhem Poets:
"Let's go see a poetry show." That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Having been dubbed "an amazing ride" by the New York Times, this mind boggling performance has been described as "The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert". These theatre-trained, comedically-gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and stand-up comedy to tell gut-wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed.
The Mayhem Poet's unique approach to spoken word has landed them feature spots on The Today Show and Eyewitness News, after winning 1st place and a grant for 100K in the Microsoft Idea Wins Challenge in 2006. Since then they've been touring internationally from legendary venues like Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theatre, and Broadway's New Victory Theatre; to hundreds of universities, local schools of all grades, as well as group homes and correctional facilities.
Package A: Schooltime Lite - $75.00 per classroom+
Package B: Schooltime Deep - $125.00 per classroom+
Package A: Schooltime Lite Performance Video Rental includes:
~A link for the Production video rental.
Each video will be approximately 20 minutes in length in order to support the challenges of virtual learning.
~A link for a Q&A discussion with members of the Mayhem Poets
A pre-recorded Q & A for students to connect with the artists, learn more about their lives and their work.
~Teacher Resource Curriculum Guide created to unpack the themes and curricular ties around the documentary.
Package B: Schooltime Deep -Performance Video Rental includes:
~Includes everything listed under Schooltime Lite plan plus:
~Two 30-minute live streamed workshops** with an NJPAC Faculty member, one prior to the performance and one post-performance, to unpack the themes and bring the lesson plans featured in the Teacher Resource Guide to life.
*Audiences will be able to stream the video online up to 7 days after purchase. Once the streaming begins, the video will be available for viewing over the course of 48 hours.
**Workshop scheduling based on faculty and school availability.
+(Classroom size: max 25 students)