2020-21 School Touring Shows


2020-2021 Calendar Now Open!

Dates: September 3, 2020 – December 4, 2020
January 5, 2021 – May 28, 2021

Team Player Mode

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

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Allies from Outer Space

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

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Relationship Status

6th - 12th Grade

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TEAM PLAYER MODE
by Bethany Wallace

Today’s mission: start at a new school and make some friends. After Ben moves in with his dad he finds out life at his new school is way different. Everyone makes fun of his backpack and they all play that new adventure video game. If Ben can just learn how to play and complete a mission he’ll be invited to join The 5th Grade Gamers. But between his opponents in the fantastical video game world and the students at school, Ben’s going to need the power of the three R’s: Recognizing, Reporting and Refusing bullying behavior and the teamwork of his gaming friends to complete his mission.

EDUCATION GOALS:
Recognizing, Reporting and Refusing Bullying Behavior
How to Be a Positive Bystander
Accepting Differences

TOURING PRICES*:
$700 | First Performance (Sep-Dec)
$650 | First Performance (Jan-May)
$300
| Second Performance (Same play, same day, same location)
$400 | Second Performance (Different show, same day, same location)
$150  | Classroom workshops (per hour)

*A travel fee is added for all destinations.
Need-based financial aid may be available to qualifying schools.

To book this show call 206.529.3669 or email touring@taproottheatre.org.

ALLIES FROM OUTER SPACE
by Bethany Wallace

Jeepers Creepers, the aliens are coming to school, and they never shower! At least that’s the gossip  when an alien spaceship makes an emergency landing on earth. While waiting for repairs, the alien queen on board sends her daughter to the local school with a mission: to find out if humans are intolerant of differences and if they use their technology to bully others. Will the students at Galaxia Elementary treat Princess Komodo with respect despite her tail and webbed fingers? Or will their bullying behavior force the queen to take drastic measures against bullying and wipe out the earth’s technology for good?!

EDUCATION GOALS:
Recognizing, Reporting and Refusing Bullying
Accepting Differences and Confronting Prejudice
Using Technology Responsibly

TOURING PRICES*:
$700 | First Performance (Sep-Dec)
$650 | First Performance (Jan-May)
$300
 | Second Performance (Same play, same day, same location)
$400 | Second Performance (Different show, same day, same location)
$150  | Classroom workshops (per hour)

*A travel fee is added for all destinations.
Need-based financial aid may be available to qualifying schools.

To book this show call 206.529.3669 or email touring@taproottheatre.org.

RELATIONSHIP STATUS
by Anne K. Brady
A Cyberbullying Prevention Play

Jason and Trevor have been best friends for years, but Jason’s pursuit of a relationship with Claire throws it all into turmoil. As alliances shift and Trevor struggles to maintain their friendship, Jason and his new girlfriend begin an online campaign of bullying and harassment which leaves Trevor isolated and upset. With newfound confidence, Jason runs for class president, providing an opportunity for Trevor to publicly humiliate him. Relationship Status examines the social consequences of online behavior, and how to make positive choices that can end the downward-spiral of cyberbullying and harassment. 

EDUCATION GOALS:
Cyberbullying prevention
Understanding the consequences of gossip and rumors
Examining various forms of bullying and harassment, both subtle and overt
Personal and social responsibility

TOURING PRICES*:
$700 | First Performance (Sep-Dec)
$650 | First Performance (Jan-May)
$300
| Second Performance (Same play, same day, same location)
$400 | Second Performance (Different show, same day, same location)
$150  | Classroom workshops (per hour)

*A travel fee is added for all destinations.
Need-based financial aid may be available to qualifying schools.

To book this show call 206.529.3669 or email touring@taproottheatre.org.

Traveling Theatre

Watch this clip from the Committee for Children to learn more about Taproot’s Road Company!

Being a Kid is Hard!

Dealing with bullying and disrespect makes it even harder. Using principles from the Committee for Children’s “Second Step” bullying prevention programs, Taproot Theatre Company’s touring productions equip students with the skills they need to stand up to bullying, solve problems and form lasting friendships.

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Our scripts are guided by Second Step Curriculum.


Thank You

Support for Taproot Theatre’s Education & Outreach programming is generously provided by:
   

Fredric Sjoholm, Trustee, Margery M. Jones Charitable Trust
D.V. & Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust
Dupar Foundation | Moccasin Lake Foundation | University-Ballard Lions Club | Anonymous