BACKSTORY: Now Booking

The Backstory program is a live, interactive and creative history lesson for upper elementary
students through adults. Actors visit classrooms and other venues to bring historical characters
to life. Audiences have the unique opportunity to interact with the character following
the performance.

Roughly 45 minutes in length, each performance includes a talkback with the actor(s).
Our helpful study guide supports further classroom exploration. Read the study guide here.

Pre-or post-show sessions with our talented teaching artists can also be arranged.
 
Backstory invites students to step back in time for an interactive classroom experience with
a featured historical character portrayed by a Syracuse Stage artist-in-residence.
 

ROSALIE RANDAZZO: Child Garment Worker
by Sara Ariello and Lauren Unbekant
Directed by Lauren Unbekant
Available for booking: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, FEBRUARY 21 - APRIL 20, 2017
This fictional character is a composite based on the true stories of the millions of child laborers
and immigrants working in America at the dawn of the 20th century.
 

DREAMPRINTS: A Conversation with Harriet Tubman
by Myxolydia Tyler and Lauren Unbekant
Directed by Lauren Unbekant
Available for booking: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, FEBRUARY 21 - APRIL 20, 2017
Harriet Tubman escaped slavery then risked her life 19 times to lead 300
others along the underground railroad to freedom.  Her courage and leadership
earned her the name Moses among those she helped.

 

Read the study guide here. Printable PDF
 

Book now for best availability!

To book a performance contact:

Kate Laissle
Assistant Director of Education
315-442-7755
kmlaissl@syr.edu

PRICING: $400 for one performance

 

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