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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, class and status, family dynamics, observing the world around us
This show is performed in English and Spanish!
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GOIN’ SOMEPLACE SPECIAL
by Patricia C. McKissack
GRADES: K – 6
TOURS: January – March
THEMES: Civil rights movement,
Jim Crow laws, family dynamics, tolerance, perseverance, libraries, autobiography, true events
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EL DEAFO
by Cece Bell
GRADES: K – 6
TOURS: March – June
THEMES: Deaf culture, American Sign Language, autobiography, overcoming challenges, communication, integrity
This show will be performed bilingually in spoken English and American Sign Language.
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Announcing the 2017-2018 Arts & Education Season
 

Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

by Susan Hood
Touring Fall 2017

An extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash. Ada Ríos dreams of playing the violin, but only until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrives does she fulfill her dreams.

 

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

by Chris Barton
Touring Winter 2018
Lonnie loves rockets, robots, and inventing! With persistence and a passion for problem-solving, Lonnie uses his creative mind to become an engineer and work with NASA. Although he invented many things, the Super Soaker made the biggest splash in popular culture.

 

Inside Out & Back Again

by Thanhha Lai

Touring Spring 2018

A novel in verse of one girl’s year of change, dreams, grief, and healing, this coming-of-age novel follows Hà as she flees from Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrates to Alabama.


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

[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, 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]

Touring Story $600

Additional Workshops Starting at $150 each

Additional travel fees apply

Pictured: Zoe, Nina, Gabe, Kingston; photos by Chris Bennion; graphic design by Shannon Loys.