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Safety Measures at Symphony Space

We are thrilled to be welcoming you to Symphony Space!

The health and safety of all are our top priorities. Symphony Space requires that all staff, artists, and patrons be fully vaccinated (and provide proof), and that everyone (except performers on stage) wear masks while in the building.

Please be advised that certain events may have additional Covid-19 requirements, which can be found on the event page on our website.

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Spoken Word

  • Culture | Cross Culture
  • Format | Workshop, After School Program
  • Discipline | Theatre, Storytelling, Literary Arts
  • Level | Grades 6 to 8, Grades 9 to 12

In the process, they gain insight into a broad range of styles, cultural and literary traditions, and approaches to writing and performing. Students experience excitement and substance with word and rhythm games, rhyming wordplay, discussion, and improvisational collaborations with peers. Individually, the student thinks critically by drafting and revising ideas to build a personal story or poem. The teaching artist guides them through the process of assessment, revision, rehearsing, presenting, and reflection on their spoken word piece.


Vickie Tanner
Education Artists Vickie Tanner

Vickie Tanner is a writer and actress of stage and screen. Vickie is part of the original American cast of the critically-acclaimed STOMP, in addition to joining the National and European tours of the production. She acted in the world premiere of TANTALUS, written by John Barton and directed by Ed Hall and Sir Peter Hall. She holds a B.F.A in Theatre from the California State University at Long Beach, and studied the Meisner technique with Maggie Flanigan in New York City.

Bobby Gonzalez
Education Artists Bobby Gonzalez

Bobby Gonzalez is a nationally-acclaimed multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller, and poet born and raised in the South Bronx. He draws on both his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire that celebrates his dual heritage. The author of “The Last Puerto Rican Indian: a Collection of Dangerous Poetry” and “TAINO ZEN,” his poetry has been published in numerous periodicals and performed at institutions.

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