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Streaming On Demand October 28 – November 15, 2024  |  Streaming Event Social Justice Shorts Streaming Performances for Schools

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Three short plays by Idris Goodwin, produced by Playhouse Square.

This bundled series showcases bite-sized performances with powerful lessons. Join us for a trio of 10-minute stories written by award-winning storyteller, poet and playwright Idris Goodwin. These video shorts and accompanying primer videos are crafted to support important conversations and increase civic dialogue in the classroom.

In Nothing Rhymes with Juneteenth, a father and son break down the origin of Juneteenth and why it is important to remember. ACT FREE follows three friends as they learn of their freedom and contemplate how to move forward, and The Water Gun Song highlights how a seemingly innocent playdate can have a disproportionately larger meaning for one family. When viewed together, this series of videos delivers powerful insight into the concepts of freedom and social awareness and follows a trajectory of meaning that directly links one to the next.

In lieu of a traditional resource guide, this virtual engagement includes primer materials to prepare teachers and students for sensitive topics presented. Content may not be appropriate for children under age 11.

Recommended for grades: 5-12

Content available to stream on-demand at a time of your choosing from October 28-November 15, 2024. You may access content for your classroom multiple times. One registration per class required.

Run time: Est. 10 mins per video

Included with registration:

  • Primer video for educators
  • Pre-show Classroom Connections Workshop Video 
  • Post-show Classroom Connections Workshop Video

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.