A Power of Theatre Project
Set during World War II, two teens meet at Manzanar, a concentration camp for Japanese Americans. Together, they explore issues of identity, family and what it means to be an American. This coming of age play by Tere Martinez and Janet Hayakawa is geared for a high school students. It is followed by two drama-in-education workshops which prompt critical thinking to deepen understanding about this historical event and how it connects to issues of social justice today.
FREE! Workshop for middle and high school teachers - January 12, 2019
9:00 am - 1:30 pm (lunch provided)
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
$100 travel stipend
Four clock hours ($20 fee)
See a reading of the play followed by an interactive workshop. Learn how to use the play in your classroom - how to develop themes with your students, including connecting to contemporary issues. Up to 16 teachers (from eight schools) will be selected to bring this project to their classrooms free of charge. Teachers from the same school are encouraged to apply. Space is limited to 25 participants from Washington State.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 30, 2018
Selected participants will be notified by December 12, 2018.
This project is made possible through a grant from the Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018