Mayhem Poets - Field Trip Grades: 7–12

Feb 12, 2019

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“Let’s go see a poetry show.” That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Having been dubbed “an amazing ride” by The New York Times, this mind-boggling performance has been described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert.” These theater-trained, comedically-gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip-hop, theater, improv and stand-up comedy to tell gut-wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed.

The Mayhem Poets’ unique approach to spoken word has landed them feature spots on The Today Show and Eyewitness News after winning first place in the Microsoft Idea Wins Challenge in 2006. Since then, they’ve been touring internationally and spreading their mission to reshape society’s view of poetry.

Field Trip Study Guide


Grades: 7–12
Common Core connections: Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Language Arts
Run time: 60 minutes

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