Words by Léna Fontaine
Get your education! Hamilton’s very own Lin-Manuel Miranda announced it in a video : Hamilton and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History have launched #EduHam at Home.
#EduHam At Home is a free digital program for students, letting them discover the world of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical and the history of America and its founding fathers. The actual program is an extension of the pre-existing Hamilton Education Program that walks the students through the creating process of Hamilton and helps them create their very own musical theatre piece. SInce its creation in 2016, the program already served 20,000 students across the country.
By registering, students will have access to virtual mentorship that will help them to create and develop their own narrative in the form of a song, rap, spoken word, poems or scene. The final pieces will be submitted on the website. Each week, 10 performances will be selected and broadcast on the Hamilton app, the institude website and social media.
Registered students will also have access to exclusive documents that were used my Miranda to create the musical, never-before seen Hamilton clips as well as interviews with original cast and creative team members and Ron Chernow, the writer of the biography of Alexander Hamilton.
Due to the coronavirus crisis keeping the schools closed, the online program allows the stduents to follow the footstep of the creator while keeping distance and respecting the social distance guidelines.
For more information on how to join the virtual room where it happens and registration, Click Here.