Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Grades 9-12. Poetry 2009: Expression in the Right Direction is a cross-generational and interdisciplinary performance featuring diverse and groundbreaking professional poets along with musicians who demonstrate the vitality of the spoken word. The performance features National Poetry Slam champion Marc Bamuthi Jospeh, whose work combines spoken word, theater, and dance. Joseph appeared on Broadway in The Tap Dance Kid,and he is currently on tour with his one-person show the breaks, recently performed at The Public Theater and Hip-Hop Theater Festival. Other renowned poets/spoken word artists on the program include Baruch "Baba" Israel, Leslie "ButtaFlySoul" Taylor, Mahogany L. Browne, and the all-female ensemble We Got Issues. Includes a pre-show preparation workshop for every class attending the performance, a teacher's study guide, and a post-performance discussion.