“I was born here. I’m from here. I’m American.”
Witness the story of 12-year- old Ben Uchida, a Japanese-American boy whose
life is changed forever following the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor in this dramatic adaptation by Naomi Iizuka at the Seattle Children's Theater. When the U.S. government forces Japanese-American citizens into internment camps, Ben and his family must face difficult truths about the idea of home. One young person’s struggle to understand a society allowing mass discrimination against its citizens poses questions as urgent today as they were in the past.
Based on the Dear America series book by Barry Denenberg
Produced with special permission from Scholastic
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
5:45 PM-6:45 PM – Workshop
7:00PM – Preview Performance
For NCTE Members, check out the following resources from NCTE journals:
"The Transformative Power of Drama: Bringing Literature and Social Justice to Life" by Allison L. Downey
"Wrighting: Crafting Critical Literacy Through Drama" by Joseph M. Shosh"
"Teaching Literature and Language Through Guided Discovery and Informal Classroom Drama" by Gina DeBlase
More details about the preview:
Teachers with valid school identification may attend SCT's free Educator Preview Evening. Begin your evening at the Dramatic Connection Workshop where SCT
Teaching Artists share lesson exercises that explore the themes, subjects, and
style of the play while engaging in student-friendly kinesthetic learning. A
special guest speaker connected with the show will also join teachers for an
informal Q&A. Workshops include resource packets with lesson plans and a
Following the workshop, head into the theatre to see a sneak preview of the
performance before it opens to the public! Educators are allowed to bring one
(1) guest with them for both the workshop and the performance.
Educators are eligible for earning 3 clock hours for attending BOTH the
workshop and performance during the season.
RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE REQUIRED.
For questions about the free workshop: (206) 859-4040
For questions about the free performance: (206) 441-9244