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Streaming Now through February 16, 2024  |  Streaming Event 10 Seconds Streaming Performances for Schools

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In 10 Seconds, we see through the eyes of high school students Ray and Jimi, who navigate their young adult worlds and what it means to be young black men in a city. Ray tells the story of a day that he and Jimi will never forget, sharing not only their perspectives but also the views of the police they encounter. In this play directed by LeeAnet Noble, we see how quick decisions made in just ‘10 seconds’ can impact one’s day, and even one’s life.

Imagination Stage commissioned playwright Miriam Gonzales to write this play, which is part of its Theatre for Change programming and based on two years of workshops with DC police officers and young people ages 12-18. This performance is recommended for mature student audiences.

Recommended for grades: 8-12

Content available to stream on-demand at a time of your choosing from January 29-February 16, 2024. You may access content for your classroom multiple times. One registration per class required.

Run time: 39 mins

Included with registration:

  • Teacher Resource Guide
  • Primer video for educators
    • Interview with Dr. Lisa Damour, clinical psychologist and author of The Emotional Lives of Teenagers
    • Interview with Kristin Henning, Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and initiative at Georgetown Law
  •  Post-show Classroom Connections Workshop Video

To request a field trip, please complete the online 2023-2023 School Field Trip Order Form by clicking the “Register” button on this page. Registrations and order by phone are not accepted, but we are happy to answer your questions. For assistance in choosing the best shows for your class, please contact the Education Hotline at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org.

Registrations are $20 per class and may accommodate up to 30 students. If your class is larger, or if you’re registering multiple groups, a price quote may be provided upon request. Adult participation is free, though they must be accounted for in your reservation numbers.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers: Thanks to a generous donation from the KeyBank Foundation, a limited number of free and reduced-cost tickets are available for CMSD schools and approved partnered schools (see eligibility list here). Contact us at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org for ordering instructions.

This Streaming Performance for Schools is part of the Playhouse Square Education Department Social Justice Series.

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