Touring Oct-Dec, 2018

When Juan and his family move to a big city, his whole world feels upside down. He doesn’t speak English, he doesn’t understand the rules to recess, and whenever he tries to speak, his tongue feels like heavy rocks. But with the help of music, poetry, and an encouraging teacher, Juan finds his voice and footing in this upside down world that he soon considers his home. Adapted and Directed by Sophie Franco and Assistant Directed by Samantha Canela, this Spanish/English bilingual play features artists Angélica Duncan-Basile, Anasofia Gallegos, Jordi Montes, and Klarissa Marie Robles.

THEMES: Class status, family dynamics, music, poetry


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

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)


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

Study Guide