2021-22 School Touring Assemblies

 

To view the trailer for Middle and High School students scroll down and click The Social Networth.

Our bullying prevention assemblies are available both in-person and virtually! All of our plays are available for your school to stream and send to your students with two shows available for in-person assemblies!

See shows and pricing below:

Team Player Mode

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

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Super School

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

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Allies from Outer Space

Kindergarten - 5th grade

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The Social Networth

6th - 12th Grade

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TEAM PLAYER MODE by Bethany Wallace Available virtually for the 2021-2022 school year 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
 

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SUPER SCHOOL  by Bethany Wallace Available virtually for the 2021-2022 school year 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 & Refusing Bullying Behavior
  • Empathizing With Others
  • Managing Emotions
 

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Allies from Outer Space by Bethany Wallace Available in-person or virtually for the 2021/22 school year

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 & Refusing Bullying Behavior
  • Accepting Differences and Confronting Prejudice
  • Using Technology Responsibly

 

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The Social Networth by Melanie Hampton Available in-person or virtually for the 2021/22 school year 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 friendCody 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
 

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To book any show email touring@taproottheatre.org.

The 2021/2022 school year:
Allies from Outer Space is available in-person or virtually.
The Social Networth is available in-person or virtually.
Team Player Mode and Super School are available virtually only.

Contact our scheduling office at 206.529.3669 or email touring@taproottheatre.org to book your assembly today.


EACH IN-PERSON SHOW PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • We budget one hour for the assembly, which includes a 45-minute play and a talk-back led by the actors.
  • A Teacher’s Guide (with pre and post play discussion questions)
  • Personalized service/direct communication with Taproot Theatre
EACH VIRTUAL SHOW PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • A 45-minute bullying prevention play, including a review of curriculum with the actors
  • A Teacher’s Guide (with pre and post play discussion questions)
  • A personalized password protected video link specific to your school
  • Personalized service/direct communication with Taproot Theatre
IN-PERSON TOURING PRICES:
  • 1 show: $700 plus travel fee.
  • 2nd show (same play/same location): $300.
  • 2nd show (different play/same location): $450
  • We offer customized pricing for schools that need to have multiple shows to accommodate social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols. This customization can apply to same day performances and different day performances.
VIRTUAL PRICING:
  • $500 per school for one week* of unlimited streaming
    *add $50 for each additional week
    ALTERNATIVE PRICING OPTIONS: If you represent a school district and would like to book this show for multiple schools, . If you are a home-school group looking to book this show, .

In-person: The plays need a level, unobstructed acting area that measures at least 24 feet in width by 18 feet in depth.

Virtually: Taproot uses Vimeo for our virtual assembly. Some schools have restricted access to this site for students using school-owned devices. Our recommendation is to allow students to access Vimeo for the scheduled viewing time. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a different streaming site at this time due to privacy rules.  

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.

Taproot Theatre Company has toured educational plays to students since 1985 and reaches more than 100,000 students annually. TTC is a member of Theatre Puget Sound and Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for nonprofit professional theatres. Founded in 1976, TTC tells stories of hope, serving the Pacific Northwest through live theatre and educational programs.


Our scripts are guided by Second Step Curriculum.


Thank You

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


   

BlackRock, Inc
D.V. & Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust
Fredric Sjoholm, Trustee, Margery M. Jones Charitable Trust
St. John’s Lodge #9
Anonymous


Taproot Theatre acknowledges that we live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the Duwamish, and that we occupy this land. This acknowledgement does not take the place of authentic relationships with Indigenous communities but serves as a first step in honoring the land we occupy and resisting the erasure of Indigenous past, present and future.