2020-2021 Education and Community Programs

We are so excited to introduce you to our 2020-2021 Education and Community Programs. This year, we are pleased to offer three virtual and live performances through our Professional Touring Company. 

 

  • The Incredible Jungle Journey of Fenda Maria (K-5) 

    • A magical story based on an Angolan folktale that follows a young girl through a journey of friendship, love, and courage. 

  • Freedom Songs (6-Adult) 

    • A musical journey that chronicles African American history and our endless fight for freedom, justice, and equality.

  • Getting into Good Trouble (6-Adult) 

    • Inspired by the legacy of Congressman John Lewis, this show explores the concept of good trouble and highlights the many people who have used trouble to make a change. It urges the youth of today to follow in their footsteps to further this journey of making good trouble.

 

Virtual Performances: For the virtual performance option, the cost ranges from $250-$300. The $250 option includes the pre-recorded performance and study guide for your students. The $300 option include the perks of the first package along with a livestream Q&A with the performers of the Professional Touring Company.

 

Live Performances: For the live performance option, the price is $500. The live performance option includes the performance, study guide and a Q&A with the Professional Touring Company.   

 

 

We would love to work with you and bring these educational and inspirational shows to your students. In addition to our touring performances, we also offer Drama Workshops and a Teen Technical program that may interest your students. I have included our 2020-2021 Education brochure, which gives detailed information on all our programs. We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to partnering with you to entertain diverse audiences, educate promising youth, and enrich our community. 

2020-2021 Touring Season

Now Booking

October 2020- May 2021

Performance Time

The Black Rep Offers four 50- minute touring productions performed by members of the Professional Intern Program.

Performance Space

These shows are designed to be presented in most open spaces such as multipurpose rooms, gymnasiums and theatre auditoriums. No special lighting or sound equipment required.

Performance Enrichment

Touring productions are accompanied by educational study guides with pre and post-performance activities designed to enlighten educators and students.

The Incredible Jungle Journey of Fenda Maria

by Jack Stokes

Grades: K-5 $500

Based on an African folktale, nothing goes right in this little village since the Prince has fallen victim to the terrible witch, Takaya, and has been sent into a long sleep across the jungle. It falls upon a young girl, Maria, to cross the jungle and cry twelve jars of tears in order to release the Prince from his sleep.

Good Trouble

The Professional Touring Company

Grades: 4-Adult $500

A devised theatre piece inspired by the black men and women who understood the consequences of their actions, but did them anyway to inspire/ create change. "Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America." - John Lewis

Educational Development

The performance experience can be used to develop activities that:

  • Develop the imagination 

  • Simulate further practice in writing comprehension, and oral skills. 

  • Foster interest in participation in the arts.

  • Encourage the study of history and literature. 

  • Develop appreciation for the unique artistic expression of diverse culture. 

Freedom Songs

by Kamau Means

Grades: 6-Adult $500

 

Follow along with the touring company as we journey from Africa to the United States weaving the story of an

Africa-American's fight for civil rights. After this compelling journey, you will see how far we've come and how far we have yet to go.

Download The Black Rep

Community and Education Programs Brochure here

Things to consider for your booking: 

  • All out of county booking fees begin at $550.00.

  • The touring company performs to an audience size of 250 or less. 

  • The Black Rep Professional Touring Season will end Friday, June 7, 2019.

  • All bookings will need to be booked at least 7 days prior to performance date. 

Contact: 

 

Education Specalist 

Brian McKinley

brianm@theblackrep.org

314-534-3810 ext. 2 

 

 

 

Education Specialist 

Tyler White

tylerw@theblackrep.org

314-534-3810 ext. 2 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE ADDRESS:

6662 Olive Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63130

NORMAL BOX OFFICE HOURS:*

Mon - Fri           10AM - 4PM

SHOW RUN BOX OFFICE HOURS:**

Mon - Fri             9AM - 6 PM

Sat.                       9AM - 12PM

 

 

  * NO SHOW RUNNING

** SHOW RUNNING

 

VENUE:

EDISON THEATRE

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

6465 Forsyth Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63130