2019-2020 Touring Season
October 2019 - May 2020
The Black Rep Offers four 50- minute touring productions performed by members of the Professional Intern Program.
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.
Touring productions are accompanied by educational study guides with pre and post-performance activities designed to enlighten educators and students.
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!
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.
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.
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.