Touring Mar-Jun, 2020

Grades: K–5

“Grandma Poss made bush magic.
She made wombats blue
And kookaburras pink.
She made dingoes smile
And emus shrink.
But the best magic of all… was the magic that made Hush invisible.”

But one day, Hush wants to know what she looks like.

Join this magical grandmother-granddaughter pair on a quest for visibility that will take them away from their library of books and send them on a food-based adventure criss-crossing Australia. Mem Fox’s classic and vibrant tale is a celebration of family lore, celebrating how we make our own stories about who we are and what we can be.


THEMES:
 perseverance, Australian foods, family traditions


BOOKING

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 education@book-it.org.


WORKSHOP CHOICES

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)


COST

TOURING STORY
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.

POST-SHOW WORKSHOPS
First workshop is $150; additional workshops $125 each


Possum Magic by Mem Fox. Performed by permission of the author. All rights reserved. Illustration © 2019 by Ben Swetland.