The Parents’ Association will host “The MLK Project” – a one-woman show that follows a Chicago student’s personal transformation through studying the Civil Rights Movement. The event will be held on February 1, 2017 at the Gordon Parks Assembly Hall from 5:00 – 6:15pm. This program is open to Parents, Faculty and Students (Grades 5 – 12). Light refreshments will be served. RSVP here as seating is limited.
Weaving together real interviews, poetry, hip-hop, history, and multimedia projections the performance features stories of both celebrated and unsung Chicago-based Civil Rights activists.
This touring show presented by the nationally acclaimed Writer’s Theatre is a powerful performance that engages students in thinking more deeply about community issues.
“From the script, to Jimmy McDermott’s direction, to Blackmore’s superb performance as Alaya and the litany of other Chicago monuments of history we meet, this is an absolutely phenomenal production.”
“The acting was phenomenal. My classmates and I really enjoyed how you put acting and education together. I was able to feel how it must’ve been for African Americans back then because of all the detail you were able to put in the performance…our thank you ends here but the knowledge you have given us will last forever.”