Calling all teen performers! Join the Young Audiences of New York (YANY) for a Literature to Life® one man performance of the Lemon Andersen Play, “County of Kings”. In this 3-day series, teens will learn and have an opportunity to discuss the play and work with YANY artists to:
Explore the relationship between memoir and spoken word performance.
Research and examine poetry from Lemon’s literary influences.
Create their own adaptation of the performance.
This apprenticeship is a 3 part series – Register for all to get the full experience!
Wednesday, December 7th, 3pm-5pm
In this session, participants will watch a performance by a YANY artist and learn about the history of "County of Kings" by Lemon Andersen. This will then lead into the introduction of stage adaptations, memoir and poetry analysis.
Wednesday, December 14th, 3pm-5pm
In this session, participants will begin to create their own original writing using Lemon's metaphoric and visual structure from the show as inspiration.
Wednesday, December 21st, 3pm-5pm
In this session, participants will use lines from "County of Kings" to finalize the creation of their new original poetry work for an exciting performance finale.
This program was made available through a partnership with Young Audiences.