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Book-It Repertory Theatre

TOURING STORIES 2016-17


LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET
by Matt de la Peña
GRADES: K – 6
TOURS: October – December
THEMES: friendship, family dynamics, transformation, the environment
LANGUAGE: Class and status, family dynamics, observing the world around us
This show is performed in English and Spanish!

GOIN’ SOMEPLACE SPECIAL
by Patricia C. McKissack
GRADES: K – 6
TOURS: January – March
THEMES: Civil rights movement, Jim Crow laws, family dynamics, perseverance

EL DEAFO
by Cece Bell
GRADES: K – 6
TOURS: March – June
THEMES: Deaf culture, American Sign Language, overcoming challenges, communication, integrity
This show will be performed bilingually in spoken English and American Sign Language.

 

 

[tabs][tab title=”Overview”]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

[/tab][tab title=”Workshops”]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

[quote]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)[/quote]
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[tab title=”Cost”]Touring Story $600

Additional Workshops Starting at $150 each

Additional travel fees apply [/tab][/tabs]

Pictured: Maya Flory-Barnes Salas; photo by Chris Bennion.