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Bringing Theater to Life through Literacy: Inherit the Windbag

Next Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

330 Seventh St. NE
Northeast Neighborhood Library

Independent, intercultural, entertaining, and uncensored. The Mosaic Theater Company of DC in collaboration with District of Columbia Public Library and OSSE invite English Language Arts, Theater/Drama, Library/Media Specialists, History/Social Studies Educators serving grades 9-12 into the realm of socially relevant and transformational theater with the hopes of inspiring, challenging, and empowering the next generation with a performance of the production: Inherit the Windbag.

The Mosaic education department strives to put the power of the future back into the hands of students by flipping the narrative on what it means to attend the theater. The Mosaic Theater Company strives to provide opportunities for teachers in order to show students that theatre can be collaborative and communicative so that they may engage in meaningful dialogue, thoughtful introspection, and critical observation of the world in which we all live. The Mosaic Theater Company  believes in the power, theater has to shape minds and change lives – and we do this through performance, discussion, engagement, and activation. Through this experience participants will:

  • Receive valuable ways to incorporate the arts and local community arts into their lessons,
  • Learn how to effectively use the library resources to support lessons, and
  • Experience a preview show offered at Mosaic Theater and receive a study resources to support classroom instruction aligned to Common Core State Standards and DCPL resources.

World Premiere: In the summer of 1968, liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley met for a series of debates that rocked America and defined the genre of punditry. Now, for one evening only, Vidal and Buckley meet in the Dismal Beyond (also known as the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA) to reprise their infamous debate. What ensues is a battle for history itself, in a no-holds-barred sesquipedalian brawl and satirical battle of wits, assisted by an ever-revolving cast of characters from Aaron Burr to Ayn Rand.

Space is limited; therefore, early registration is strongly encouraged. Three professional learning units (PLUs) will be offered to participants who attend the in-person training.

For questions, please contact Aja Clark at [email protected] or Ashleigh Tillman at [email protected].