2019-2020 Touring Season

Performance Time

Now Booking

October 2019 - May 2020

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.

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. 

Anansi the Spider

by Albert H. Bostick

Grades: K-5 $500

Have you heard of the fearless spider they call Anansi?  This West African tale is about a cunning spider who uses all of his wit to get what he wants.

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

by Eric Wilson

Grades: 4-Adult $500

Sweet Clara is taken from her mother and forced to work on another plantation.  Unable to endure the hardship of working in the field, she becomes a seamstress.  She learns about brave freedom fighters. Find out what happens as she embarks on a journey that takes her further than she ever thought she'd go!

Freedom Songs

by Kamau Means

Grades: 6-Adult $500

 

What is a Freedom Song? Many think it's Spirituals, but could it be hip-hop or R & B? Perhaps Rock & Roll?  Are they catalysts for change or do they speak to a specific time & place? In this production, four friends will take you on a journey through time finding out what Freedom Songs are and why they are important.  Come learn how songs like Oh, Freedom, I Wish I Knew How it Feel Would Feel to be Free, and many more songs from the Civil Rights & Women's Liberation Movements.

Character Building 

by Martin Blank​

Grades: 4-Adult $500

A one-man musical adapted from talks Dr. Washington gave his students at Tuskegee University. He offered timeless wisdom for people of all ages about how to live a productive life. 

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 

 

 

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EDISON THEATRE, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

6465 Forsyth Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63130

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SHOW RUN BOX OFFICE HOURS**:

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Sat.                       9AM - 12PM

 

 

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