As we journey through different eras,
students experience our nation’s struggles and great victories
through the eyes of those who lived it. These 50-minute concert
style performances integrate poetry, dialogue, music and songs from
each period and depict the setbacks and the on-going evolution of
our American culture.
Strength of Women
The story of womens’ struggle
for equality is told through the eyes of Abigail Adams, Sacagawea,
Lucy Stone, Carrie Nation, Zora Neale Hurston, Bella Abzug, Alice
Walker, Anne Frank, Dolores Huerta, Sally Ride and others,
empowering today’s women to be the heroes of the next generation.
Through the words of America’s artists,
writers, poets and great leaders, we examine the wars that have
shaped our nation. Some of the Historical Figures include: Walt
Whitman, Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, Anne Frank, Isadora Duncan,
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Edna St.Vincent Millay, Eleanor Roosevelt.
History in North America
From the slave ships of
Africa, we follow our African American ancestors as they arrive in a
young country pervaded by the same racism that we still confront in
our society today. Historical figures include Frederick Douglass,
Fannie Lou Hamer, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman, Rosa
Parks and Sojourner Truth.
Searching for the
The American Working class has
struggled for its share of the American Dream since arriving as
immigrants at the turn of the 20th century. The fight for the 8-hour
work day, decent wages and better working conditions are told
through the words of many laborers including William Sylvis,
Cornelius Vanderbilt, Samuel Gompers, Henry Ford, Mother Jones, Ella
Mae Wiggins and César Chavez.
The Woody Guthrie Story
This is the
story of American folk artist Woody Guthrie – from his childhood, to
his Dust Bowl and Union organizing days. It was his friendship with
Theatricum’s founder, actor Will Geer, which brought him from
Oklahoma to New Yorkand radio fame. His songs and more are artfully
woven throughout, including the song that many feel should be our
national anthem: “This Land Is Your Land”.
The Latino search for equality within
America is the fascinating story of Viva La Raza! Words of the Mayas
and Aztecs, as well as Christopher Columbus, Father Castillo, Don
Juan, César Chavez and Cecilia Muñoz are used to tell the story of
the Latino’s powerful struggle for recognition as a people
intrinsically linked to this land, and who helped build its great
A Poets’ Gathering
Sit down to a visit with sone
of America’s greatest poets including Edgar Allen Poe, Emly
Dickenson, Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes and more.