School Shows

Literature to Life®’s production of

Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

Adapted and Directed by Wynn Handman

Grades 7-12

This stage adaptation that features verbatim portions of the critically acclaimed memoir. This solo performance illuminates the traumas of slavery, particularly for women and children, including the author’s account of the seven years she spent hiding in her grandmother’s attic. This powerful performance explores themes such as social institutions, resilience, and survival.

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Education Programs on sale August 7, 2019 starting at 9:00am.

Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the theater with these free resource materials. (Coming soon!)

  • Artist’s Study Guide
  • Talking Points for Classroom Discussion
  • Classroom Activity

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • 7.RI.6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
  • 9-10.RI.6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
  • 11-12.RH.3: Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Lesson Plan Idea

Students imagine themselves as a slave during the time of Harriet Jacobs and write their own account of daily life.

Art Talks: Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden

Extend your field trip by touring our Sculpture Garden with a specially trained docent! Our current exhibition, Harmonies: Kati Casida, Catherine Daley, and Jann Nunn, features three highly acclaimed Bay Area sculptors. Join us with a group of up to 100 people for a a walking tour through these unique works. Tours begin 15 minutes after school shows and last approximately 20 minutes. Advanced registration is required. Sign up using the application available online or email Chrystie Prokopakis for more information.

Or take a self-guided tour using this map.


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