about this show
When students across the country walk out, high school doesn’t just pause. By the time it's second semester senior year, graduation is imperative, academic performance and standardized testing are steadily lurking, and everyone wants to know…who’s going to the protest with Teasha?
Join Nicholas Senn High School’s Senior Drama Ensemble in a reclaiming of their lived experiences as artist activists and exploration of what goes on before and after the protest. What If We Has The Wisdom? is a youth-devised artistic inquiry exploring the planning and pressures inherent in youth-driven social justice activism and leadership.
About WHAT IF?
The WHAT IF? PROJECT is an extended residency program through Steppenwolf Education in which a classroom teacher partner of Steppenwolf’s In-School Residency Program creates an artistic project with their class in response to a Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) production. This teacher collaborates with a Steppenwolf teaching artist to provide students a unique chance to advance their skills by exploring the creative inquiry question of, “WHAT IF?” Throughout the course of their 20 residency sessions, students utilize skills of Steppenwolf's teaching pedagogy, aesthetic education, to generate an original work in conversation with productions they viewed.
May 14 - 15, 2018
No RSVP Required
One hour and 30 minutes, presented without an intermission
Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact Megan Shuchman, Director of Education, at 312-654-5637.