This is a virtual performance open to Iowa educators and their students. Teachers and parents may request access to view the performance at their leisure during the viewing period.
Best Suited for Grades: K-6th
Duration: 1 hour
Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Language Arts, Multiculturalism
A physically poetic adaptation of Yuyi Morales’ story that tells of resilience, hope and the courage it takes to find one’s voice when navigating a new place. DREAMERS honors the passion, strength, and hope that is born from the challenges experienced in an immigrant's journey and reminds us that, "Someday we will become something we haven't even yet imagined."
Told through a blend of storytelling, toy theatre, collage, and video projections, the bilingual story moves back and forth between the world of the artist and the world of her story as she reveals and recalls how she (and her baby!) gained a foothold in a new country through a love of reading and established her voice as a storyteller. With the love of each other and the power of words, this family creates a whole new world of possibilities that allows them to continue to dream of a new future for themselves.
Written and Performed by Honolulu Theatre for Youth Ensemble
Produced by Honolulu Theatre for Youth from Honolulu, HI