"Do You Know Me?"
A Digital Performance Episode
Sunday, March 14 at 4:00 PM and Monday, March 29 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $10 each
(1 ticket per screen access)
Log in early – show will begin promptly.
Zoom event opens at 3:45 PM on March 14 and 6:45 PM on March 29
Tickets must be purchased in advance to receive an email with login information. There will be a post-show discussion following each performance.
About the Show
“Do You Know Me?” is an original digital performance episode by Sharia Benn. Combining history and drama, the piece takes us on a journey through poetry, letters, and the underground railroad, highlighting the words of influential local and national African American leaders. “Do You Know Me?” connects student audiences to Harrisburg's rich history of abolitionists and civil rights activists who worked to end slavery, secure the vote, and challenge the segregation that continues to plague our communities. The episode features local student talent, as well as professional artists to breathe life into poetry, interviews, speeches, and letters that are all a part of our local and national history. By sharing this truthful knowledge of culture, history, and identity, students gain a better understanding of the past so that they can be better agents for social change in the future. The project is a partnership with Sankofa African American Theatre Company and Gamut Theatre Group and sponsored by the Dauphin County Commissioners and Highmark.
DAUPHIN COUNTY EDUCATORS
The episode and study guide will be available for classrooms February 22 - March 11, 2021. Students, faculty, and administrators who wish to dive deeper and learn more about the production are invited to attend one of four Zoom webinar talkback discussions with the artists who created the piece:
Tuesday, March 2 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, March 4 at 1:30 PM
Monday, March 8 at 9:30 AM
Friday, March 12 at 1:30 PM
This 35 minute performance episode is free for Dauphin County schools.
To have your school participate, contact Abby Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-238-4111.
About Gamut Theatre Group
Gamut® Theatre is the combined company of Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre and Harrisburg Shakespeare Company. Our mission is to tell classic stories in new and exciting ways for the entertainment and enlightenment of children and adults alike.
Our vision is a world where all people cherish classic stories and share them with future generations.
Each year Gamut presents approximately 250 performances to 30,000 people. Moreover, 20,000 students per year enjoy our theatre school classes, workshops, residencies, and shows. Since our inception in 1993, Gamut has cumulatively reached over 500,000 children and adults through our touring and educational programs and is consistently voted “Best Drama/Theatre Classes” as awarded by Central Penn Parent magazine.
We have been recognized by the press and the public for the quality of our productions, the breadth of our programs, our reach into all segments of the community, and our ability to keep classic stories relevant and alive. Gamut Theatre is an Educational Improvement Organization as approved by the PA DCED and is an approved Arts in Education Roster Artist through the PA Council on the Arts.
Gamut is a member organization of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, Theatre Communications Group, National New Plays Network, and a founding company of the Harrisburg Area Theatre Alliance.