Book-It Repertory Theatre


Bringing classroom literature to life!

A Book-It residency is a long-term, customized program that lifts words off the page. Each program is designed with the teacher to address specific fiction or non-fiction texts, content, academic standards, and students’ needs. All residencies feature professionally trained Book-It teaching artists and culminate in final performances of the text. Students explore literary elements such as character, setting, plot, theme, and point of view to gain a deeper understanding of the text and collaborate with peers to make it come alive on stage.

Residencies foster collaborative class environments and provide students with a toolbox of useful skills for the future: cooperation, collaboration and problem solving. Through the synthesis of literature and theatre, the program inspires students to analyze and interpret text in a highly personal, fun, and physical way!

LENGTH One week and up
RESIDENCIES INCLUDE Fiction or non-fiction text, Book-It teaching artists, touring performance, and culminating student performance.
COST Varies based on length and scope of program

Examples of residences:

  • Book-It Style productions
  • Classroom projects with selections of text
  • Book-It Literacy Project

[quote]”I learned how to analyze text and ‘read between’ the lines.”
-Student, Chief Sealth International High School[/quote]

[quote]”My best moment throughout the Book-It project was seeing my group laugh and smile and working together.”
–Student, Chief Sealth International High School[/quote]

Over the past sixteen years, Book-It has reached 9,355 students at 109 schools and community organizations. Our residencies have impacted teachers, students, communities, and school culture with the following organizations:

• Adams Elementary (2 years)
• AE2 Elementary
• African American Academy
• Aki Kurose Middle School Academy (5 years )
• Barge Lincoln Elementary
• Beacon Hill International Elementary (5 years)
• Bellevue International School
• Chief Sealth International High School (14 years )
• Cougar Ridge Elementary
• Denise Louie Education Center
• Discovery Lab
• Edmonds Center for the Arts
• Epiphany School
• Foster High School (3 years)
• Garfield Elementary
• Garfield High School (3 years)
• Hamilton Middle School
• Inselwood Junior High
• Kamiak High School (14 years)
• Kokanee Elementary
• Lake Washington High School
• Lakeside School (3 years)
• Liberty High School
• Mariner High School
• Meany Middle School
• Montessori Children’s House
• PACE at Kokanee
• Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus
• Pierce College
• Redmond Jr. High (2 years)
• Roosevelt High School (15 years)
• Salmon Bay Elementary
• Seattle Girls School
• Seattle Preparatory School
• Shoreline Christian School
• Shorewood High School (3 years)
• St. Matthews
• St. Joseph’s School
• Thurgood Marshall Elementary
• UW Pipeline
• Van Asselt Elementary
• Villa Academy
• West Woodland Elementary (11 years)
• Wilder Elementary
• Woodinville High School (2 years)
• YMCA Start-up

Thank you, West Seattle Blog, for capturing eleven of our performances at the 2017 Page to Stage at Chief Sealth International High School! Read the article here

Watch the videos on West Seattle Blog’s YouTube channel:
Border Justice
Constellation Nights
Once a Friend, Now an Acquaintance
The Hole
Wake Up

For more information, to book your residency, or to receive a brochure call 206.428-6319 or email education@book-it.org