“Who’s H.O.M.E.?”: ASAP Drama debuts new web series for young readers

Equality, literacy and wellness take center stage in ASAP Drama’s new web series: Who’s H.O.M.E.?

This week ASAP Drama launched its Act II curriculum called: Who’s H.O.M.E?: Helping Others Make Equality a five-part web series designed to help ASAP Drama clubs, teaching artists, partners, and families support the literacy development and social-emotional well-being of younger readers (K-3rd graders) throughout the city.

Featuring books authored by Black and Brown writers, each episode focuses on one of the 5 W’s (who, what, when, where, and why) and uses a combination of virtual story-telling and fun theatre activities to help students explore important issues and themes related to equality. In addition, to help students manage the many challenges they’ve faced throughout the pandemic, different social-emotional concepts such as mindfulness and self-awareness are introduced with each episode.

New episodes will be released weekly on ASAP Drama’s YouTube channel and ASAP’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all partners, families, and drama enthusiasts to enjoy!

Supported by the William Penn Foundation, the City of Philadelphia‘s Office of Children and Families and aligned with the Read by 4th campaignWho’s H.O.M.E.? is part of ASAP Drama’s mission to use the dramatic arts to help inspire a love of reading and foster literacy-rich environments citywide. To learn more about how you can get involved with ASAP Drama, contact drama@phillyasap.org

Books included in the curriculum

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“Who’s Home?” Credits:

Co-Creative Director & Production Manager
Derrick Ford

Co-Creative Director
Garrick Morgan

Location & Site Manager
Amir Winston

Video Production
BC Directed

Director & Editor
Bryan Clark

Assistant Director 
Joey Augustin

Production Assistant
Zachary Chester

ASAP Drama Theme song; Co-Producers
Garrick Morgan & Blake WintersASAP Drama Theme Song: Lyrics and Vocals
Derrick Ford