Darke County Center for the Arts will present poet, author, and educator Allan Wolf in performance for high school students in all local public schools February 15 to 18. According to DCCA officials, Wolf presents poetry as theatre, and encourages students to experience the thrill of writing and performing their own poems as a way to explore ideas and examine their own humanity. The show, “Got Rhyme?,” is free and open to the public.
“Allan exhibits the ease of an Appalachian storyteller as well as the theatrical showmanship of a great actor,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. “He is an award-winning author, and a member of The Dead Poets, a musical trio which transforms classic poetry into toe-tapping tunes. Allan’s energetic passion for words is contagious, creating enthusiasm among audiences who don’t really expect to be informed and entertained by poetry,” Rawlins concluded.

DCCA’s Arts In Education program is sponsored by Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation, Bocholt Foundation, Greenville Federal, Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe, The Andersons, Edison Community College, Littman Thomas Agency, mercer Savings Bank, Greenville Rotary Club, Criterion Club, and Beta Sigma Xi Delta Alpha Chapter. DCCA also receives support from Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial, Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund, and Ketrow Foundation. In addition, the Ohio Arts Council helps fund Darke County Center for the Arts with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

For more information regarding specific times for the A.I.E. performances which are scheduled to coordinate with schools’ schedules, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or dcca@centerforarts.net.

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