Mayhem Poets

Having been dubbed "an amazing ride" by the New York Times, this mind boggling performance has been described as "The Simpsons meets Malcom X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert". These theatre-trained, comedically-gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and stand-up comedy to tell gur-wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed.



Study Guides

To assist educators who wish to best prepare their students to attend Van Wezel Schooltime Performances and bring arts based learning to their classrooms, learning materials are provided for each performance. Company provided study guides provide information and activities about the upcoming performance, and Van Wezel Art Works learning modules take engagement to the next level with detailed arts based lesson plans. To encourage young readers, download recommended reading lists from the Sarasota County Public Libraries.

Program Information

  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Audience: Grades 5 - 12
  • Producer(s): Geodesic Management LLC
  • Curricula tie-ins:
    Art, Cooperation and Teamwork, Culture, Language, Literature, Music, Storytelling


Ticket Information

Schooltime Performance tickets are $7 for students, teachers, and chaperones. After every 10 tickets purchased, Teachers will receive 1 complimentary ticket that may be given to a student or chaperone in need. The Van Wezel Foundation generously provides reimbursement to public schools unable to pay for transportation. Reimbursement for busing may be limited by the availability of grant funding. Requests will be honored on a first come first served basis. For more information contact (941) 955-7676 ext. 2243 or margaret.lindsey@sarasotagov.com.