Me…Jane

Me…Jane

Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

A WORLD PREMIERE KENNEDY CENTER COMMISSION
ADAPTED BY ANDY MITTON, PATRICK MCDONNELL AND AARON POSNER
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY ANDY MITTON
BASED ON THE BOOK ME…JANE BY PATRICK MCDONNELL

CHOREOGRAPHED BY CHRISTOPHER D’AMBOISE
DIRECTED BY AARON POSNER

PART OF JFKC: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY

“The idea of bringing Me…Jane to the stage is very exciting.  I LOVE THE BOOK AND I AM SURE THAT THE LIVE ACTION will inspire children of all ages to pursue their dreams and to realize IF JANE DID IT, THEY CAN DO IT, TOO.” —Jane Goodall  

Before she was a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, and animal activist, Dr. Jane Goodall was a little girl with a very special toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Together, Jane and Jubilee went on outdoor adventures and observed all the miracles of nature around them. As they learned more and more on their expeditions, Jane dreamed of spending the rest of her life living with and helping animals. And one day, she would go on to do just that.

In this brand new musical adaptation, join young Jane and her special friend as they learn about the world around them and the importance of protecting all living species. With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall’s autobiography, this adaptation makes this very true story accessible for the very young—and young at heart.

Best for Grades 1-5 and Family Programming
60 minutes – No Intermission

These photos are from the world premiere original production at the Kennedy Center in November/December 2017. Photo credit: Teresa Wood

CONNECTIONS

  • Animal Behavior and Habitat
  • Biodiversity and Change
  • Life Science
  • Historical Fiction
  • Storytelling
  • Biography 
  • Women in Society and Science
  • Setting and Reaching Goals
  • Self-Awareness
  • Musical Theatre
  • Technology and Projection Design 

RESOURCES

Artist Website
About the Company
Prelim Rider-2.27.18
Grownup Guide
Teacher Guide
Study guide
Postcard
Project Squirrel Postcard

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