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Want to learn more about From Hip-Hop To Shakespeare, or other professional development and educational services I offer? Drop me a line, or give me a call.

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Many students initially find the works of Homer, Ovid, Shakespeare, Marlow, Mckay, Plath, Angelou and countless others inaccessible due to their use of heightened language. These young people may be surprised to find that they already possess the necessary skills to interpret this complex, beautiful and important work. Students decipher heightened language every time they listen to rap and hip-hop. In this workshop, Jim walks teachers through a process that allows students to recognize the importance of poetry/heightened language in our society, and empowers them to employ the interpretive language skills they already use when enjoying popular music to understanding great works of literature.

  • Perfect for English and Theater Teachers grades 6 - 12

  • Typical Workshop Length, 3 hours

  • 30 participant maximum 

 

Click here to get in touch with Jim and learn more about bringing​ From Hip-Hop To Shakespeare: Decoding Heightened Language to your area.

ALL BOOKINGS INCLUDE THE OPTION FOR A CLASSROOM VISIT.

ASK JIM FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop was developed in association with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is partially underwritten by the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Committee for the Performing Arts.

 

Recent Presentions:

  • Appleton, WI

  • Denver, CO

  • Prince George's County, MD

  • The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC

  • Parla, Spain 

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A Few Quick Facts about JIM 

  •  Kennedy Center Teaching Artist since 2016  

  • Currently serves as the Theater Director at Edmund Burke School

  • Former Resident Teaching Artist at Shakespeare Theatre Company

  • Former Lead Teaching Artist at Round House Theatre

  • Presented at every Washington, DC Public High School

  • Works with students from Kindergarten to Senior Citizens 

  • Over 15 years of teaching experience

  • Proud member of American Alliance for Theatre & Education