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

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