Arts & Education

2013–14 Touring Season

Danger: Books!

GRADES: 6 – Adult TOURS: Sept – Dec, 2013 THEMES: censorship, First Amendment rights, artistic freedom


A Day’s Work

by Eve Bunting

GRADES: K – 6 TOURS: Sept – Dec, 2013 THEMES: immigrant experiences, integrity, pride, non-verbal communication


Pink and Say

by Patricia Polacco

GRADES: K – 8 TOURS: Jan – Apr, 2014 THEMES: Civil War, family, friendship, heritage, perseverance


The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster

GRADES: K – 6 TOURS: Feb – Jun, 2014 THEMESadventure, imagination, vocabulary

Book-It tours original adaptations of stories for children, young adults, and adults to schools, libraries, and community venues. Actors and arts educators perform stories in the unique Book-It Style™, which preserves the narrative text as it is spoken, not by a single “narrator” but as dialogue by the characters in the production and uses simple staging to challenge viewers’ imaginations. A Touring Package:

  • Includes a performance (25–45 minutes long), book, study guide, and workshop
  • Tours to schools, libraries, and community venues
  • Accommodates audiences ranging in size from 10–500 in gyms, classrooms, and auditoriums

In conjunction with each performance, Book-It offers workshops for children and young adults to make connections between the play and the book. Students use voice, body, and imagination to create characters and explore environments, or develop a play in the Book-It Style™.  These workshops allow young people to make the leap between seeing art and creating it.

Workshop Choices

Themes in Motion Students enter the world of the story using voice, body, and imagination to explore themes, characters, and events. (Grades K-2, 30–45 min, 35 students max) Adapt It! Stage It! Students analyze a selection of text, adapt it in the Book-It Style, and stage it for an informal performance. (Grades 3–12, one hour, 35 students max)


Touring Story $575 Additional Workshops $125 each additional travel fees apply

Study Guides

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