Antigone in Ferguson: A Journey Through the Transformative Power of Music is an intimate look into matters of injustice and inequality in our society through the lens of the arts. The production "Antigone in Ferguson" is a groundbreaking project that fuses dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of Sophocles' "Antigone" with choral music written by Dr. Philip A. Woodmore and performed by a diverse choir from St. Louis, Missouri and New York City. Following the performance there is a powerful, healing discussion about racialized violence, police brutality, systemic oppression, gender-based violence, health inequality, and social justice. This book documents the journey of this production, the testimonies of those who participated, and bares witness the transformative power of music.
In this Teacher Edition, you will find a comprehensive study guide to share with students of all ages including information and questions on the music and also social justice issues.