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Rochel Garner Coleman III – October 24-28, 2016 and May 8-12, 2017

About the artist

Rochel Garner Coleman III is a performing artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. Having practiced for 25 years, Rochel has worked for Arts for Learning for approximately 25 years. In his uniquely energetic performances, Rochel takes on the persona of famous characters to deliver rich, historically accurate “edutainment” experiences to students. “I expose students to live images of history, which, in turn, enables them to visualize a world outside their own,” he says. Rochel received the “Key to the City” in Nashville for his show “I, Nat Love,” and he was commissioned by the Music Center of Los Angeles County Education Division to create the show “Shadow Ball.” Many of Rochel’s performances explore transitions between historical periods, seeking to explain how we arrived there. “Shadow Ball,” for instance, explains the integration of Major League Baseball. “My shows present a point of view of a period of history told by those outside mainstream culture,” Rochel says. “And there’s great satisfaction in that ‘light bulb moment’ when you can see the children suddenly get it.” To learn more about Rochel, visit his website.

Programs

Tuskegee Airmen of WWII

Performance

Students will learn the history of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II through the character, Captain Charles H. Debow. Students will hear stories based on research and oral histories gathered from living airmen.

This program meets standards in Black History Month U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: 6-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $469 Double: $938


I, Nat Love: The Story of Deadwood Dick

Performance

A one-man show about the journeys of black cowboy Nat Love, a.k.a. Deadwood Dick, based on his autobiography. Students will learn about Deadwood Dick’s personal pursuit for freedom, and will have many opportunities to ask him questions.

This program meets standards in Black History Month Language Arts Listening & Speaking Social Studies U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $469 Double: $938


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