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My Dream, Marian’s Dream 
By the students of Ferebee Hope Elementary School
Inspired by the Book
“When Marian Sang” by Pam Munoz Ryan and Brian Selznick
For Which It Stands
By Kamilia Epps

Monday, February 2, 2009
6:00 PM Pre-event Reception sponsored by
7:00 PM Performance
3333 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

My Dream, Marian’s Dream dramatizes the events surrounding Marian Anderson’s historic performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Students from Ferebee Hope Elementary school in SE Washington, DC wrote about Marian Anderson’s courageous performance and expressed how her story inspires their own dreams of success, peace and understanding. In For Which It Stands Kamilia Epps blends historical research and satire to make a compelling argument about the nature of manifest destiny.

New Writers Now! features professional actors in a staged reading of student plays fresh from the classroom, followed by a community discussion about the plays with the playwrights. Young writers discover the value of sharing their work and recognize that the community is invested in the stories they tell.

Young Playwrights’ Theater teaches students to express themselves clearly and creatively through the art of playwriting.  

Pre-event reception sponsored by the Global Fund for Children. Lead sponsorship of the 2008-2009 season of New Writers Now! provided by the All Souls-Beckner Advancement Fund. 
The Global Fund for Children advances the dignity of children and youth around the world through small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with some of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth.