Students from Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Academy visited Northern Michigan University today to get a better understanding of how English writing and the performing arts come together.
The students filled the seats of the Forest Roberts Theatre for a matinee presentation of Les Miserables. The purpose was to show the students how plot, character development, setting and themes play a role in literature and writing.
“The performance of Les Miserables is intended to help students understand what live performances are all about,” Northern Michigan University English education program director Dr. Kia Richmond said. “They read plays in English class on a regular basis, so bringing them to a live performance will allow them to understand the nuances that are involved with taking a text and moving it to a live performance.”
Nah Tah Wahsh is an NMU charter school within the Hannahville Indian Community. The event was funded by a grant from Michigan Campus Compact.