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Streaming On Demand February 3 – February 21, 2025  |  Streaming Event Black Boy Streaming Performances for Schools

Event Description

A Literature to Life production, based on the memoir by Richard Wright 

Black Boy is a powerful account of of one young man’s journey from innocence to experience as a black youth living in the Jim Crow South. It is both the unashamed confession of a proud non-conformist and a proud indictment – a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.  

Recommended for grades: 7-12

Content available to stream on-demand at a time of your choosing from February 3-21, 2025. You may access content for your classroom multiple times. One registration per class required.

Run time: 45 mins

Included with registration:

  • Teacher Resource Guide
  • Pre-show Classroom Connections Workshop Video 
  • Post-show Classroom Connections Workshop Video
  • Pre-recorded Artist Q&A

To request a field trip, please complete the online 2024-2025 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.