Tue Feb 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am

Mayhem Poets – Explorations School Time Shows

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Please call 973-539-0345, ext 6556  or click here to make your reservation online

Grades 7-12

Curriculum Connections: Language, Poetry, Performing Arts, Drama, Current Events, Social Relations

Theatrically trained and comedically gifted lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and stand up to tell truths that leave audiences inspired and moved.

Background

TEACHER HOTLINE: (973) 539-0345 X 6556
• Discounts available for groups over 100
• 1 FREE ticket for every 15 purchased!
• Residencies and Professional Development Workshop opportunities available for your school district.


“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, locals schools of all grades, as well as group homes and correctional facilities.

Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.

MPAC is grateful to the following donors whose major support sustains the general operating needs of our organization:

Discover Jersey Arts NJ State Council on the Arts
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