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3 7 11: A LINCOLN HEIGHTS TALE

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3/7/11 ? A LINCOLN HEIGHTS TALE

MAY 5-6, 2006

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

CORNERSTONE?S FIRST YOUTH COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

 

Inspired by the ways in which young people listen to other young people, we collaborated with a 3rd grade class at Loreto Elementary School, a 7th grade class at Nightingale Middle School and an 11th grade class at Lincoln High School to explore ?what it is like to be you, at this age, this time, in this place.?

 

Much of what the students shared revealed pain across all age levels, including such topics as gangs, alcohol, violence, death, guns and broken families. Playwright Jos? Cruz Gonzalez shaped these dark yet beautifully resilient stories into three one-act plays, each based on a different fairy tale, and director Laurie Woolery rehearsed the individual classes. In April, each class performed its one-act play for the other classes, and in May, the three one-acts were woven together into a full-length play. The final performances took place at Lincoln High School?s auditorium

on May 5th and 6th for over 600 audience members.

 

Some reflections from participating students and teachers:

 

? Favorite memory: ?Being the pig?

Most difficult part: ?When you changed me to a cow? - 3rd grader

 

? ?My favorite memory was when we all got together and were introducing ourselves

and talking to the 3rd and 11th graders.? - 7th grader

 

? ?My favorite memory would be all the times we were together, it gave me a feeling

of friendship and family and trust that I don?t get often.? - 11th grader

 

? ?Miracles do happen ? I now believe anything is possible.? - Mr. Lieberman,

7th grade teacher, after seeing his students pull together and perform their play

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