Touring Jan-March, 2019
Ella Mae is in need of some new shoes, but when she and her mother arrive at Mr. Johnson’s shoe store, her happiness quickly turns to dejection. She is forced to wait and unable to even try a pair on because of her skin color. Determined to fight back, Ella Mae and her friend work to collect and restore old shoes. The girls have their very own shoe sale, giving the other African American members of their community a place where they can be treated fairly and “try on all the shoes they want.”
The cast includes Elena Flory-Barnes, Stefan Richmond, and Aviona Rodriguez Brown with stage manager Rachel Victoria Miller.
THEMES: Segregation, innovative thinking, perseverance, collaboration
A touring package includes a performance (35 and 45 minutes), a study guide, and book. Tours can be performed in gyms, classrooms, auditoriums, or meeting rooms for audiences ranging in size from 10-500 (maximum).
In conjunction with each performance, you have the option to add workshops for children and young adults to reinforce what they have seen. These workshops allow young people to make the leap between seeing art and creating it.
To book this show for your school or community center, call 206.428.6266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools interested in adding a post-show workshop may do so when booking a tour. All workshops are offered for 35 students max and are determined by grade level. Workshops can be scheduled within a week of the performance.
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)
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 3-8, one hour)
Total Cost if the venue is within 75 miles driving distance from Seattle Center
$675 if booked prior to Oct 31; $750 if booked after
Total Cost if the venue is outside 75 miles
$875 if booked prior to Oct 31; $950 if booked after
Additional performances in the same venue, same day are $550. Scholarships available for Title One Schools
First workshop is $150; additional workshops $125 each