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Book-It Repertory Theatre

A Story About Transformation

Our Arts and Education program kicked off its touring season in late September with Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood. Adapted and directed by Book-It Director of Education Annie DiMartino with Angelica Duncan-Basile, Jordi Montes, and Carlos Wagener-Sobrero, Ada’s Violin is an extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. Ada Ríos […]

The Great Depression in the Jim Crow South

Most of us have heard stories about the Great Depression from parents and grandparents who grew up during that troubled time in our nation’s history. But what we may not know is that the Great Depression, which seems like such a great equalizer, affected different communities in very different ways. In segregated, Southern black communities […]

Book-It Wants YOU To Volunteer

What’s more fun than seeing a show at Book-It? Volunteering for one! When you volunteer for Book-It you get to be part of the action and experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into each production.* Oh, and did we mention that you get to see the show for free? Cause you do. You’re probably thinking, “That […]

A Special Message From All of Us

The Book-It Board of Directors and the entire staff urge you to consider voting YES on Prop 1 to give all residents, especially under-served communities, much greater access to our outstanding local arts, science, and heritage education programs. Your ballot for King County’s August 2017 primary should have arrived in your mailbox. You’re probably aware […]

Meet the Co-Adapter of Welcome to Braggsville

Literary and Artistic Intern Rebecca Fredrickson spoke with Co-Adapter Daemond Arrindell about poetry and point of view in his work on Welcome to Braggsville. RF: Book-It doesn’t normally add to the texts of the books it adapts with substantial pieces of new writing. What about this story in particular made it important to write new […]