St. Paul Central High School's Central Touring Theater (CTT) has been creating original social justice theater for more than three decades. At CTT, juniors and seniors become teachers, and use theater to present important issues that resonate in their lives, including racsim, sexism, depression and abuse.
Last spring the group took its play, Training Day: The Battles We Face, on the road--performing and leading workshops at schools locally and nationally. The high-energy show incorporates singing, dancing and hip hop to entertain and enlighten, confronting struggles that students face in and out of the classroom.
This week MinneCulture presents an excerpt from Training Day: The Battles We Face, with commentary by CTT founder Jan Mandell, and teaching partner Emily Gill. The show was produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow.