The Grand’s Stages of Discovery: Jabari Dreams of Freedom

Ten-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around…
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Location
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Date
Tuesday, January 24

Event Details

Date
Tuesday, January 24
Location

The Playhouse on Rodney Square
1007 N Market St ,
Wilmington, DE 19801

Presented By
The Grand
Event Type

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Description

Ten-year-old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he meets children and young people from the Civil Rights Era, including Ruby Bridges, Claudette Colvin, and others, who teach him how to be fearless. He also meets his hero, Barack Obama, as a 7-year-old boy on the eve of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Using history, rap, freedom songs, and humor, this play explores what it means to have courage in a world where Black children, Black boys, don’t feel safe.

Grades 3-6

Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts: Performance, Technology, Multi-Media Design, Music; African American History, Civil Rights; Social Emotional Learning

The Grand’s Stages of Discovery presents multiple opportunities for learning from preschool through 8th grade. Each of our school matinees has been carefully selected to complement curriculum standards. As you plan for the school year, please join us in utilizing the ARTS to help teach literature, history, science, character building, and more. Live theatre helps students grasp and retain the information they may not understand in other terms. In short, learning comes to life on stage! Other opportunities to assist you and your students:

  • Show-specific Study Guides include lessons and activities for use in the classroom
  • Classroom Visits help your students prepare for their trip to the theater
  • DiAE Teaching Artist Residencies allow students to explore subject matter and have a deeper, more personal connection with the art form
  • Valuable Transportation Scholarships make it all more affordable!

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Willing Street,
Wilmington, DE
0.39 miles
815 Justison Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801
1.32 miles

Food & Drink

42 West 11th Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801
0.02 miles
111 W 10th St,
Wilmington, DE 19801
0.04 miles
1007 N. Orange Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801
0.05 miles
11th & Market Streets,
Wilmington, DE 19801
0.05 miles
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Wilmington, DE 19801
0.05 miles
1007 N. Orange Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Hotels

1007 North Orange Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801
0.05 miles
422 Delaware Avenue,
Wilmington, DE 19801
0.18 miles
700 King St.,
Wilmington, DE 19801
0.28 miles
815 Justison Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801
1.32 miles