Freetown Village, Inc.

Freetown Village, Inc.

Freetown Village is a living history museum with the mission to educate the public about African American lives, arts, and culture in Indiana through exhibits, special programs and events.  Programs include interactive theater, music, storytelling, hands-on crafts or heritage workshops or other

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The Madam Walker Story

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Program description

Learn the story of Madam C.J. Walker, the self-made millionaire, as told from a “different” point of view.  Learn about her early life and the legacy she created.  Freetown Village has created a special interactive, one-character portrayal to bring this history to life.

Her name is synonymous with specialized products for African-American hair. But Madam Walker was more than an entrepreneur

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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance, Workshop/Class (Out-of-School)
Artistic Discipline: History & Heritage, Storytelling, Theatre
Cultural Origin: African/African Diaspora, Multi-Cultural
Subject: Fine Arts: Theatre, History, Social Studies
Population served: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Adults, Students with Disabilities
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Performance program can be arranged during school, after school, or on weekends.

Available times:

Performance program times can be arranged

Length of program: 35-40 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Performance program may be presented in most venues that will comfortably accommodate the size of the audience.  Amplification may be needed depending on the acoustics of the performance space.  The performance is accompanied with power-point images.  We will need a projection screen or projection wall plus a projection cart for laptop and projector.

Location(s):

Program tours statewide and may be presented at your site.

Fees / Ticketing:

$175 per performance

IDOE STANDARDS

SOCIAL STUDIES:
Standard 1 - History
FINE ARTS: THEATRE:
Anchor Standard 6 – Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work: Theatre artists share and present stories, ideas, and envisioned worlds to explore the human experience.
Anchor Standard 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: Theatre artists’ interpretations of drama/theatrical work are influenced by personal experiences and aesthetics.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Theatre artists understand and can communicate their creative process as they analyze the way the world may be understood.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Theatre artists critically inquire into the ways others have thought about and created drama processes and productions to inform their own work.

Supporting Materials

Character, Community, Commitment: Madam C. J. Walker (from the Role Model Series)

Madam-Walker.pdf

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes

PHOTOS

References

Patricia Payne, Indianapolis Public Schools Director of Racial Equity

Kelly Herron, Avondale Meadows Academy

Sheddric Crawford, Youth Director, Flanner House of Indianapolis

Cancellation Policy

Performance is confirmed with a deposit.  We need a two-week cancellation notice.  $25 of deposit is non-refundable.

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