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Hip Hop Theatre: Unlocking your creative mind through beats and rhymes

virtual workshop with Omari Newton
Omari Newton © Ainsley Rose Photography
Music Hip-hop Theatre Workshops Storytelling


Ages 10+

Artist and educator Omari Newton will teach students how to find their authentic voice and tell stories through an exploration of Hip Hop theatre. Combining elements of spoken word poetry, contemporary theatre, and stand-up comedy, workshop participants will learn to speak truth to power in a fun and flexible workshop designed to unlock their inner “Emcee.”

Omari is bilingual but the workshop will be offered in English only. 

Grade levels available: Grade 5-12

Workshop capacity: One class (up to 30 students)

Duration: 60 minutes

Format: Virtual workshop

Curriculum connections: The Arts (Drama, Music); Language/English (Oral Communication, Reading, Writing)

Learn more about the artists

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.