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!

“This was a wonderful and engaging performance.
My students were talking about it for the rest of the week.
They were touched in deep and meaningful ways by
the messages and themes of the Mayhem Poets.”

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 Tuesday, August 13, 2024 starting at 9:00 am.

Event Information


9:30 am*
Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2025
60 minutes
themayhempoets.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: $10
$3 discount per student on the National Lunch Program!
Adults: $10
1 free adult for every 10 students!

Scholarships available.


Extend and enrich your field trip to LBC with a self-guided tour of our outdoor Sculpture Garden with our Art Talks program!

Students can safely explore our outdoor Sculpture Garden the main exhibits as well as the landscape, bridges, and walkways. Its giant oak trees offer shady seating where classes can discuss their recent experience as consumers of the arts.

LBC opened the Sculpture Garden in 2015 as a gift to our North Bay community. With the support of Sutter Hospital and other generous donors, the Sculpture Garden presents rotating works from contemporary regional artists who create monumental outdoor art that becomes incorporated into the landscaped natural setting.

The LBC’s current exhibition for the outdoor Sculpture Garden, Geometry in Art is running now through August 2025. This exhibition celebrates the intersection of geometry and artistic expression through the works of nine extraordinary artists, each presenting a unique perspective and aesthetic through their exploration of form, line, and negative space.

Sign up for a self-guided tour right on your School Show application or email us.

Click here for more information about the Sculpture Garden.

MORE INFORMATION

  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, Education Operations & Services Supervisor, or call 707.800.7504.
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