2018-19 School Touring Shows

Taproot Theatre’s Road Company tours dynamic educational plays to students throughout the Pacific Northwest, reaching tens of thousands of students each year with productions that address relevant social issues and provide youth with safe steps to approach them.

Super School

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

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The Case of the Missing Friends

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

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The Social NetWorth

6th - 12th Grade

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SUPER SCHOOL
by Bethany Wallace

Your favorite heroes from Camp Super Friend are back for a new adventure! It’s Marvel’s first day at Asteroid Academy and Jet introduces him to Danrelle, a girl with invisibility power, and Tilly, a girl with super-strength and a temper to match. When Danrelle uses her power to steal Tilly’s rocket ball and bully her into losing her temper, Tilly’s reaction puts her in danger of being suspended. Can Tilly learn to manage her emotions in time? Will the students of Asteroid Academy learn the power of the three R’s: Recognizing, Reporting and Refusing Bullying Behavior before their actions cause superhero-sized trouble?

EDUCATION GOALS:
Recognizing, Reporting and Refusing Bullying
Empathizing with Others
Managing Emotions

TOURING PRICES*:
$650 | First Performance
$300 | Second Performance (Same play, same day, same location)
$400 | Second Performance (Different show, same day, same location)
$150  | Classroom visits & 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.

THE CASE OF THE MISSING FRIENDS
by Bethany Wallace & Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey

The fact is this: making friends can be a mystery. Jessie “Google” Blackstone is a detective, and the new girl at Hardy Elementary. She’s incredibly smart with keen observation skills – but she can’t quite crack the code on making new friends. When a classmate starts calling her names like “know-it-all” and “freak,” Google thinks she’ll never fit in. But when a mysterious jewel heist puts her back on the detective trail, all of the clues start to add up. Follow Google as she uncovers allies that teach her the secret of the three R’s: Recognizing, Reporting and Refusing Bullying.

EDUCATION GOALS:
Recognizing, Reporting and Refusing Bullying
Empathizing with Others
Forming Friendships

TOURING PRICES*:
$650 | First Performance
$300 | Second Performance (Same play, same day, same location)
$400 | Second Performance (Different show, same day, same location)
$150  | Classroom visits & 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.

THE SOCIAL NETWORTH
by Melanie Hampton

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Hayley’s Body Positivity Club is off to a start, and she’s chronicling the experience on her vlog. Meanwhile, class clown Jason struggles with his own body image after his best friend Cody makes fun of him. To hide his insecurities, Jason joins Cody in remixing Hayley’s vlogs into an embarrassing montage body-shaming her. As the video spreads around the school, Hayley’s life starts to crumble and the students of Everwood must choose how they treat their peers. The Social NetWorth examines the consequences of online behavior while helping students make positive choices to end cyberbullying and harassment. 

EDUCATION GOALS:
Cyberbullying prevention
Understanding the consequences of harassment
Personal and social responsibility
Positive body image

TOURING PRICES*:
$650 | First Performance
$300 | Second Performance (Same play, same day, same location)
$400 | Second Performance (Different show, same day, same location)
$150  | Classroom visits & 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
Horizons Foundation | Dupar Foundation
Moccasin Lake Foundation | University-Ballard Lions Club | Anonymous