This school year, ASAP Drama will engage more than 100 youth in activities that explore Edgar Allan Poe’s trademark themes and harnesses the city’s unique cultural and historical resources to bring Poe to life. Through this project, students from elementary, middle, and high school drama clubs will examine the work of Edgar Allan Poe during the after school hours. ASAP’s sessions will support students’ study of Poe through a variety of literacy activities as well as student and professional performances. As a kick-off field trip, ASAP Drama students visited the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site in Philadelphia, where Poe lived while he published 31 stories including "The Tell-Tale Heart." ASAP has connected with a local Poe historian and impersonator, to perform dramatic interpretations of Poe.
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