ABOUT THIS SHOW
Steppenwolf Education and Drama Students at Lane Technical College Prep High School are proud to present a student-devised performance exploring the themes of racial prejudice and the erasure of communities of color, as brought to light through the Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ production We are Proud to Present a Presentation.... This student play will be developed in Steppenwolf Education’s What If? Residency with longtime Steppenwolf Education classroom teacher partner Kirsten Hanson and professional teaching artists Lawrence Grimm and Monet Felton.
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 Steppenwolf teaching artists 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.