Theatre 144: The Power of Story in First Person Performance


In her one woman play “Harriet Tubman: An American Hero,” Glynis Brooks brings to life one of the most important figures in American history.  During this program hear from Glynis as Harriet Tubman and also Glynis as writer and actress.  See an excerpt from the play.  Learn what it took to create the play.  Explore the questions:  How do you decide what events to include and what to leave out?  How do you create a mood and persona that honors the legacy of such an historic American?  How do you create a voice for this American hero?.

You can also learn more about Glynis in our Educate.Today video, Theatre 105:  Glynis Brooks–Harriet Tubman: An American Hero.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tool 735: Program Guide for The Power of Story with Glynis Brooks

Download this document to find more information about our November 14, 2019 live program "The Power of Story with Glynis Brooks" Included is the following: program description, program objectives, program format, pre-program activity suggestions, supplemental website resources related to the program, and national standards related to the program.