Goes To School
The Lysistrata Project believes it's important to teach
our youngsters about peaceful resistance. That’s why we are empowering
teachers and students around the globe to join us! We've created a downloadable
study guide for use in your classroom.
The Lysistrata Project Study Guide is complete with background information
about the play and ways to relate it to our lives today. It focuses
on themes such as creatively standing up for what you believe in and
the history of non-violent protesting. Included are written assignments
and projects for use in your classroom.
And please, don’t forget to register your in-classroom/school
reading with our website (email
your name, city, state, country, email address, and details to Mark
Greene, webmaster) so that you can be included on our Lysistrata
Project global effort listing.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Lysistrata
Project Education Coordinator, Marcie Sturiale, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Study Guide
- A traditional yet "high school-friendly"
version of Lysistrata,
adapted by Lysistrata Project Education Team member Michaela Hall
and Adam Webster (from Adam's full-length version) - Click
here to download PDF.
- A brand new "high
school-friendly" MODERN adaptation by Lysistrata Project
Education Team member Jennifer Bronder! (The characters are high school
students, cheerleaders, athletes, etc.) Choose between a PDF
and an MS Word
for elementary and middle school students (click
here to download) - Greek author Sofia Zarambouka
has adapted many of Aristophanes' plays into children's stories. Sofia
commissioned an exclusive American translation of her youth-friendly
play version of Lysistrata just for The Lysistrata Project!
In this version, a group of Greek women band together to stop their
men from fighting in wars by refusing to go home and take care of
their families, so the men are forced to do the "dirty work"
until peace is achieved. Our thanks to Sofia and her translator,
Mary Perantakou-Cook, for their contribution to peace!
(another play by Aristophanes) for children
aged five to nine years. Published in the U.S. in 1979 by Tee
Loftin Publishers, Sofia Zarambouka's children's play version of PEACE
tells the story of a Greek farmer who takes it upon himself to reach
up to Mt. Olympus in an effort to save his country from war. Irene
(the Greek word for peace) is saved by his village's efforts to rescue
Irene from the God of War. Sofia and her publisher have generously
offered this translation to The Lysistrata Project. Our thanks
again to Sofia and Tee Loftin.
letter for teachers.
About Lysistrata Project's Education Director:
Marcie Sturiale has been an acting coach and a theatre educator throughout
Central New York with such organizations as the Metropolitan School
for the Arts, the Central New York Institute for Aesthetic Education,
Onondaga Community College, the Syracuse City School District,
and Syracuse Stage. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary
Education and Theatre from Oswego State and is a Master's Degree candidate
at New York University in Educational Theatre. Marcie has studied
theatre education extensively in the United Kingdom. She is currently
employed by Tony Randall's National Actors Theatre as the Program Director
in Education. She also works on the education programs of RENT,
CHICAGO, FLOWER DRUM SONG, and LA BOHEME.
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR GREAT WORK, MARCIE!