NATIONAL BLACK ARTS SPOKEN WORD TOUR & ADELPHIA REPERTORY TOURING COMPANY
2011 Summer Day Performance Series @ MOONSTONE ARTS CENTER
Back by Popular Demand!!!! A full month of discounted and low cost Performances about Peace: Violence and Crime Prevention for all ages during the Month of August 2011!!!
Low Cost and Discounted Group rate tickets are available at $5.00 per person (50% Discount off General Admission Tickets of $10.00) or special arrangements can be made for performances with a workshop to be hosted at your facility or Summer location. Each performance is 1 hour! Checks and Credit Cards will be accepted!!!!
Monday, August 1, 2011 – 10:00am
“Ain’t You Bad or Aren’t You Kool”
(A Violence Prevention performance about how youth try to fit into groups instead being themselves and the trouble that follows them)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 – 10:00am
“Around the Block to a Brave New World”
(A Violence Prevention performance about what happens in different neighborhoods and what it takes to grow up happy and proud)
Monday, August 8, 2011 – 10:00am
“I Am Somebody”
(A Violence Prevention Performance about ego-tripping and the development of your own personality without the influence of gangs and other harmful things or people)
Monday, August 15, 2011 – 10:00am
“PEACE in the HOOD”
(A production about Peace and what young people can do to maintain it throughout their home, school and community)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 & Wednesday, August 24, 2011 – 10:00am
“To Be Young, Black & Gifted with Rap”
(A Violence Prevention production about how Spoken Word and positive Rap Music can be used to influence young people to do the Right Thing!!!!)
Monday, August 22, 2011 10:00am
“Can We All Just Get Along”
(A production about the cause and effects of Violence in Urban Communities and how there is a necessity for Peace amongst young people)
Special Arrangements can also be made for other specified and personally selected days and times of the week at Moonstone Arts Center!!!!
AUTHORS, POETS & SPOKEN WORD RECORDING ARTISTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SITE VISITS:
Other Performances for Camp and Classroom Visitation (which can be adapted to any space or recreational area)
Themes: Violence & Crime Prevention
(“Ain’t You Bad or Aren’t You Kool”, “I Am Somebody”, “To Be Young, Gifted and Black with Rap”, “The OOPS Upside Your Head,” “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND – An Arrested Development”, “Around the Block to a Brave New World,” “Holler If You Hear Me” and Other performances)
We have presented at over 30 schools (public, charter, boarding and catholic) schools in the Philadelphia area. We will also be bringing to the City various popular artists who have achieved prominence through books, play, recordings and appearances on radio, television and film on stations such as BET and HBO, etc. These Artists are available to do classroom presentations with discussion and/or an auditorium performance that will highlight the prevention of violence and crime. Please let me know what days you maybe able to bring them to your school and what type of budget you have available.
Feel free to contact me about specific titles and artists appearance roster. You are invited to forward this communication to other Coordinators of Summer Camps, and School Association Officials, etc.
Dr. Maurice Henderson
(215) 820-7571 05 (267) 230-0317
The National Black Arts Spoken Word Tour’s performances, presentations and staged adaptations have earned sold out attendance, standing ovations and back by popular demand request for return engagements at venues and convening such as the Jacksonville African-America Writers Conference in Florida, The Tavis Smiley Y2L Conference in Washington, D.C., the International Poetry Festival and Concert Series in Virginia, the Hip Hop Forum in Georgia, the Allied Media Conference in Ohio, the Independent Music Conference in Philadelphia, the Grassroots Media Conference in New York, the Hip Hop Generation Conference in Wisconsin, the Marcus Garvey School in Tennessee, the International Black Writers Conference in Illinois, the Black Students Business Association Conference in Michigan, the Jim Isler Conference in North Carolina, the International Writers and Artists Conference in California, Hurston-Wright Foundation Conference of Maryland, the Celebration of Black Writing of Philadelphia, Houston’s Shrine of Black Madonna in Texas,Stamford Downtown Festival in Connecticut, Smith’s College African Students Conference in Massachusett and the National African American Student Leadership Conference in Mississippi.