School Shows

The Mayhem Poets

Grades 6-12

The Mayhem Poets are among the nation’s best spoken word performers, and they are on a mission to change what society thinks about poetry with a unique, rhythmic style of spoken-word poetry. These theatrically-trained, comedic, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of poetry with hip-hop, theater, and comedy to reveal truths on contemporary issues. Don’t miss their return to LBC!

“My students came back wanting to
do their own poems. I’ve rarely seen
them so passionate after a performance.”

LBC performance may not include pieces from above video.

Set the Stage

Coming soon!

Prepare your students for their trip to the virtual theater with these free resource materials.

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

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • 7.RL.5: Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
  • 8.RL.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
  • 11-12.RI.6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.

Lesson Plan Idea

Students select a poem they find interesting and read it out loud with a partner, emphasizing different portions to see how it changes the rhythms or meanings.

On sale Wednesday, August 10, 2022 starting at 9:00 am.

Event Information


9:30 am*
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2023
60 minutes
mayhempoets.com

In-Person at LBC!

* 11:30 am performance my be added based on demand. Let us know on your application if you’re interested.

Students: $9
$3 discount per student on the National Lunch Program!
Adults: $9
1 free adult for every 10 students!

Scholarships available.


Extend your field trip to LBC with Art Talks!

Take your students on a self-guided or docent-led tour of our Sculpture Garden. Thoughtfully restored following the 2017 firestorms, our Sculpture Garden is designed to reflect the local Sonoma County landscape. In the Garden, there are two picnic tables with smaller versions of the sculpture elements that you see in the landscape. If you like, have students find new ways to arrange the colorful pieces. Then please leave what they have made for the next visitors to enjoy.

You can sign up for a free docent-led tour right on your School Show application or contact us by email or phone at 707.800.7504!

MORE INFORMATION

  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, Education Operations & Services Supervisor, or call 707.800.7504.
  • Find terms and conditions plus more resources here.
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