School Show: The Mayhem Poets

The Mayhem Poets

Grades 6-12

The Mayhem Poets are among the nation’s best spoken word performers. 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—they’ll sell out fast!

“My students came back wanting to do their own poems.
I’ve rarely seen them so passionate after a performance.”
– 7th grade teacher, The Presentation School

Common Core Content Standards Easily Applied 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 consider the everyday use of simile and metaphor, comparing common language usage with similes and metaphors in poetry.

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.

MORE INFORMATION

  • Find materials for every show, policies, and more resources here.
  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, School & Family Coordinator, or call 707.800.7504.

Event Information


Wednesday, February 27, 2019
9:30 am & 11:30 am
60 minutes
mayhempoets.com

11:30 am performance added!

Use the Online Order Application to request either performance.

LBC performance may vary.

Set the Stage


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


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