Bringing theatre into your classroom is a wonderful way to bolster your students’ imaginations, problem-solving skills, social emotional skills, and enjoyment of reading. We look forward to supporting you in the wonderful work you do!

This school year, we are offering:

  • Interactive In-Class Performances
  • Assembly Performances
  • Workshops
  • FREE Reader’s Theatre scripts
  • FREE Teaching Chats

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For our in-class, interactive performances, our touring artist will join your individual classroom to perform a play with your students based on Kobi Yamada’s inspiring picture book, Maybe. These experiences include a copy of the book and a curriculum guide to deepen the discussion of the work.

The assembly performances are meant to be shared in larger groups. Our touring artists will come to your school, library, or community center and perform plays based on Kobi Yamada’s heartening Trying, Kelly Starling Lyons’ joyful Tiara’s Hat Parade, or Celia C. Pérez’s intriguing Strange Birds. These experiences include three copies of the book and a curriculum guide to deepen the discussion of the work.

Together with a Book-It teaching artist, your class will use active theatre and writing techniques to create a world premiere script of the fictionalized story of your classroom in this thrilling StoryMakers workshop. Afterward, each class will receive a digital copy of the script they created and, at the end of the year, a digital compendium of all scripts from all participating classrooms across Washington state!

Reader’s Theatre scripts are a fantastic way to encourage group reading, oral interpretation, public speaking, and creativity! We have short scripts based on folktales from around the world and original works written for a wide variety of reading skills and interests. 5-15 minutes in length, all our scripts are written by local playwrights or playwrights with ties to Seattle. Click here to access the Reader’s Theatre script library.

Join Book-It’s Arts Education team each month for a FREE, 60-minute Teaching Chat that will focus on a different title or program. Drop in anytime during the scheduled hour to chat with Book-It’s Arts Education team about our in-classroom and assembly touring productions, workshops, arts education curriculum—or any questions you have about our school-year programming and how to incorporate it into your classroom.


2022-2023 Arts Education Season

June 1: Orders are open!
Use the link below to fill out an order form today, but no money will be collected at this time.

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Interactive In-Class Performance
MAYBE
By Kobi Yamada, Illustrated by Gabriella Barouch
Adapted by Gillian Jorgensen & Jordi Montes
Directed by Zenaida Smith
Performed in English
Tour Dates: October 10, 2022 – December 9, 2022
Grades: K-3; up to 30 people


Assembly Performance
TRYING
By Kobi Yamada, Illustrated by Elise Hurst
Adapted by Gillian Jorgensen & Jordi Montes
Directed by Zenaida Smith
Performed in English
Tour Dates: October 10, 2022 – December 9, 2022
Grades: K-8; up to 500 people


Assembly Performance
TIARA’S HAT PARADE
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell
Adapted by Shermona Mitchell
Directed by TBA
Performed in English
Tour Dates: January 30, 2023 – April 7, 2023
Grades: PK-5; up to 500 people


Assembly Performance
STRANGE BIRDS: A FIELD GUIDE TO RUFFLING FEATHERS
By Celia C. Pérez, Jacket Art by Shannon Wright
Adapted by Sien Méndez
Directed by Marquicia Dominguez
Performed in English
Tour Dates: April 24, 2023 – June 9, 2023
Grades: K-8; up to 500 people


Workshops
STORYMAKERS
Available September 12, 2022 – June 16, 2023
Grades: 3-8
Taught in English or Spanish


FREE READER’S THEATRE SCRIPTS
5-15 minutes in length; original work and adaptations of folklore
All scripts are written by local playwrights or playwrights with ties to Seattle.

READER’S THEATRE SCRIPTS


PRICING:

PRICING:

In-Class Performances (up to 30 audience members):

  • $325 (for travel up to one hour away from Book-It)
  • $375 (for travel between 1-2 hours away from Book-It)
  • No bookings available for travel over 2 hours
  • All prices include one copy of the book and an arts education curriculum guide

 

Assembly Performances (up to 500 audience members):

  • $1350 (for travel up to one hour away from Book-It)
  • $1750 (if travel between 1-2 hours away from Book-It)
  • $900 (same location; second show)
  • No bookings available for travel over 2 hours
  • All prices include three copies of the book and an arts education curriculum guide

 

Workshops (one classroom; up to 30 participants):

  • $225
  • $275 (for travel between 1-2 hours away from Book-It)
  • No bookings available for travel over 2 hours
  • Workshops include copy of script generated during class and a compendium of scripts built by all classes throughout the season

Reader’s Theatre Scripts: available at no cost to all schools.

All programming available at no cost to Title 1 schools; fully-funded by Book-It’s School Assistance Fund (while funds remain available)
. If your school does not qualify for Title 1 funding, but is in financial need, please contact education@book-it.org for options.


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Book-It’s Arts Education program is a rostered organization through The Creative Advantage.