Middle School - High School

Backstory invites students to step back in time for an interactive classroom experience with a featured historical character portrayed by a Syracuse Stage artist-in-residence.

The Backstory Program is an interactive, live, creative history lesson for middle and high school students. Actors visit classrooms and other venues to bring historical characters to life. Each performance includes a talkback with the actor(s) and our helpful study guide for further classroom exploration. Pre- or post-show sessions with our talented teaching artists can also be arranged.

Backstory 2020: So Journey to the Truth

Written by Daniel Carlton and Nambi E. Kelley | Directed by Joann Yarrow

Sojo is on a journey to uncover what is "truth" and what gives us the courage to do what is right under difficult circumstances. Inspired by the portrait series Americans Who Tell the Truth by Robert Shetterly, Sojo shares the stories of ordinary people who become extraordinary humans, confronting the lies they have been told to believe.

For more information contact:

MiKayla Hawkinson
Community Outreach and Education Assistant





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