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2020 - 2021 Touring Shows

Apollo: To the Moon

October 2020
Recommended for Grades
: K-8th
Length: 60 Minutes

Written by Mary Hall Surface

Produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences
Join us in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first humans ever to land on the moon! Told through the story of one young man named Scott who dreams of becoming an astronaut, Apollo: To the Moon is an exploration of the American Space program and its effect on the nation. Follow Scott’s journey and see how American astronauts took “one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.”

Themes: History of Space Travel, Perseverance, Self-Efficacy
Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts- Drama/Theatre, Science, Social Studies
Ohio Social and Emotional Learning Standard Connections: Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness

Child Writing Project: Our Place in History

Deadline to Submit: January 2021
Recommended for Grades
: K-8th
Length: 60 Minutes

Written by student authors from schools throughout Ohio!

The Child Writing Project (CWP) presents the 36th production of original stories by student authors throughout Ohio! Sometimes poignant, often insightful, and almost always hilarious, fly along with the CWP as we bring these students’ visions to life. This year, we will produce 15-20 student written works in film, and 15-20 student written works in audio production.

Themes: Courage, Belonging, Adventure Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts – Drama/Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Ohio Social and Emotional Learning Standard Connections: Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision-Making

Furry Tales With A Twist

January 2021
Recommended for Grades: K-5th
Length: 60 Minutes

Once upon a time, there were many happy fairy tales… or so you thought. When the scripts become scrambled into a jumbled mess, Sam and Alex must find a way to present these beloved fairy tales as best they can. In “Furry Tales With A Twist,” Alex and Sam end up performing GoldiSOCKS and the Three WOLVES, the Three Billy TROLLS Gruff, and The Three Little BEARS who end up head to head with the Big Bad BILLY GOAT! Through their slapstick and charming ways, Alex and Sam guide the audience through the creative world of story structure, writing vocabulary, and theatrical staging.

 

Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts- Drama/Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Ohio Social and Emotional Learning Standard Connections: Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making

Around America to Win The Vote

March 2021
Length: 60 Minutes

Based on the book “Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles” and adapted by Kelsey Hopkins

Based on the book “Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles”. “In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car, embarking on a bumpy, muddy, unmapped journey ten thousand miles long. They took with them a teeny typewriter, a tiny sewing machine, a wee black kitten, and a message for Americans all across the country: Votes for Women! The women’s suffrage movement was in full swing, and Nell and Alice would not let anything keep them from spreading the word about equal voting rights for women. Braving blizzards, deserts, and naysayers—not to mention a whole lot of tires stuck in the mud—the two courageous friends made their way through the cities and towns of America to further their cause. One hundred years after Nell and Alice set off on their trip, Mara Rockliff revives their spirit in a lively and whimsical picture book, with exuberant illustrations by Hadley Hooper bringing their inspiring historical trek to life.”