Arts & Education


2014-15 Touring Season

Danger: Books!

GRADES: 6 – Adult
TOURS: Sept – Dec, 2014
THEMES: censorship, First Amendment rights, artistic freedom

La Mariposa

by Francisco Jimenez

TOURS: Sept – Dec, 2014
THEMES:creativity, empathy, immigrant experiences, isolation, transformation

STAT Standing Tall and Talented: Home Court

by Amar’e Stoudemire

TOURS: Jan – Apr, 2015
THEMES:courage, family, friendship, teamwork, perseverance

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

TOURS: Feb – Jun, 2015
THEMES: adventure, curiosity, knowledge, logic, self-confidence

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 $600

Additional Workshops $125 each

Additional travel fees apply 

Pictured: Gina and Jaime Simmons; photo by Chris Bennion.