During our arts & technology program this year, the World School students from many different countries participated in two projects to help strengthen their new English language and technical skills.
For our first project, A World of Memories , students from Ethiopia, Guinea, China, Thailand, Mexico, Somalia, Kenya, Burma, and Mongolia worked with Jack Straw’s professional writer, vocal coaches, and audio engineers to write, perform, and record their own stories.
Below you can listen to the individual pieces by the World School students.
The Jack Straw artist team for this project included writer Jared Leising, vocal coaches Christine Marie Brown, Meg McLynn, and Alyssa Keene, audio engineers CJ Lazenby and Tom Stiles, interns Eden Schwartz and Isabelle Bank, and Executive Director Joan Rabinowitz.
Special thanks to Seattle World school students, teacher Kim Hua Thao, assistants Peter Hong and Skyler Mendoza, and Principal Martin O’Callaghan, who all helped make these programs possible. Both projects were produced with the generous support of the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Jared Leising is the author of the chapbook The Widows and Orphans of Winesburg, Ohio. His poems have appeared in various Washington publications such as Pontoon, Crab Creek Review, Stringtown…READ MORE >
Meg McLynn is a Seattle-based actor, vocalist, and teaching artist who loves sharing her passion for performance with students of all ages. She is a member of the vocal…READ MORE >