Brown Girl Dreaming

Northern Stage Youth Ensemble Studio (YES) Fall Community Engagement Project

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Sunday, October 22, 7:00 PM FREE Performance at the Barrette Center for the Arts

The YES Fall Community Engagement Project (inspired by the the Vermont READS book of the year, brown girl dreaming is resulting in incredible state-wide recognition! Our students have been invited to perform at the Partnership for Literacy and Learning conference in Burlington on Monday October 23 for an audience that will include Vermont Humanities Council scholars and school teachers from across Vermont. Due to the popularity of the performance, we have ADDED a FREE performance of this project at the Barrette Center for the Arts this Sunday, October 22 at 7:00 PM.

Jaqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming is a powerful book of poetry about her childhood growing up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s. After reading the book together and discussing themes around childhood, race and family, Northern Stage’s Youth Ensemble Studio (YES) join local seniors in a cross-generational collaboration, interviewing seniors about their childhood experiences. With mentorship from Dartmouth students and Northern Stage Apprentices, YES actors adapt these stories into verse, inspired by Jacqueline Woodson’s poetic style, and present them alongside excerpts from Brown Girl Dreaming. Northern Stage is excited to be one of the many organizations around the state to engage with this beautiful and life-affirming book. The performance is FREE, no reservations required.