A Note from Outreach Director Heather Burns

“Relevancy” has had a place in the core goals of the Blue Apple Outreach mission since the merger of Blue Apple Players and Walden Theatre in 2015.

In this moment, relevancy is the lens we’re looking through as we embrace the new school year. How do we best serve the education community as it grapples with non-traditional learning or socially-distanced learning, the pandemic, racial justice, and the balance of equality and equity?

You and your students are in the forefront of our minds as we reimagine educational theatre in the new school year. 

We’ll be offering both real-time and pre-recorded programming options this year, redesigned for virtual classrooms. They’ll include some of our most popular programs and some exciting, new selections.

To start the school year, we’re proud to announce our Fall touring production will be ‘Nation in Crisis’, written and directed by Keith McGill and performed by Jackie Blue. Keith toured this production for years. Last year, he updated the script and stepped into a directorial role with Jacqui as the new touring artist educator. And now, they are working together with our new videographer in a redesign for the virtual classroom.

Contact me (heather@commonwealththeatre.org) or our Program Administrator, Aletia Robey (aletia@commonwealththeatre.org) to learn more about how to bring this important production to your classroom this fall.

Sincerely,

Heather Burns
Outreach Director