The English Department will be going on several very exiting trips this year. As part of our poetry unit, our first trip will be to see the Mayhem Poets at the State Theatre of NJ. This trip will give students a chance to experience poetry through hip hop.
A Unique Approach to Poetry
The Mayhem Poet's unique approach to spoken word has landed them feature spots on The Today Show and Eyewitness News, after winning 1st place and a grant for 100K in the Microsoft Idea Wins Challenge in 2006. Since then they've been touring internationally from legendary venues like Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theatre, and Broadway's New Victory Theatre; to hundreds of universities, locals schools of all grades, as well as group homes and correctional facilities.
Our next trip will take place on December 3rd. Students will be going to see Romeo and Juliet, also at the State Theatre of New Jersey. Prior to attending, the English Department will be working with the Social Studies department to enrich students’ understanding of not only the play, but also the history behind it.
In January, we will be going to see Stomp the musical. This trip will take place with students from the music department. Since the play is a musical, our music teacher will instruct students on the types of instruments that will be used during the play.
The Rhythm of New York!
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.
Finally, our April trip will be to see the play, Rent. We will also be doing this in concert with the music department. The English department will be studying Drama during this portion of the school year, and the music department will be studying how the music plays such an important part in the play.