Media Lab and Life Stories Join Forces to Ghetto Talks Response Project
The Life Stories crew performed a series of three acts. The first was the “I am, You are, Thou art” act, in which five students expressed their connection to the word ghetto with the opening lines “Ghetto, I am . . . Ghetto, you are . . . and Ghetto, thou art.” The second act was a rant, which was a kind of monologue in which each performer expressed his or her feelings about the word. The third act involved a series of improv skits inspired by information the Life Stories crew had picked up from our film. The skits were very funny and made both crews laugh a lot.
I really enjoyed working with the Life Stories crew because their stories were well portrayed. As youth of color, many members of the Media Lab crew felt a personal connection with them.