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Touring Productions and Student Matinées

Touring productions can be paired with a related workshop or residency to deepen your students’ viewing experience and understanding of the material. Student Matinées are an opportunity for your classroom to see a main stage production live at Walden Theatre or the Brown Theatre (or alternative venues) featuring accomplished teen actors.

Touring Shows are performed by professional actors at your preferred location. Student Matinées are performed at our facility (1123 Payne Street, 40204) and may be paired with pre- and post-show workshops. Student Matinées are performed by talented young actors from the Walden Theatre Conservatory (Celebrate Black History is performed by a professional actor—see description of Nation In Crisis).

Touring Productions

Rumpelstiltskin

SEP–NOV 2019: Grades PreK–5 | $1600, no student limit

by Mera Kathryn Corlett

A new spin on a Brothers Grimm classic! After her father tells a lie, the miller’s daughter finds herself in over her head with the stakes (and the straw) piled high. With limited choices, she attempts to save herself their way until at last she recognizes her own ability to problem solve and determine her fate. Exploring themes of integrity, self reliance, and resiliency, this play with music will captivate and inspire young minds to think beyond limitations.

Nation in Crisis

JAN–MAR 2020: Grades 4–8 | $500, 250 students max.

by Keith McGill

This interactive, one-hour production blends discussion & performance – transporting students to key events & moments in the Civil Rights Era. From Little Rock to Montgomery and Martin Luther King, Jr. to a Tuskegee Airman, students encounter history as it happened in those challenging times. The Teaching Artist guides students as they respond to the voices and scenes they witness.

StoryTime Theatre – Legends: On the Trail of Daniel Boone

MAR–MAY 2020: Grades PreK–5 | $500, 250 students max.

Three students hike the woods of Iroquois park in a search for evidence of the real Daniel Boone. Along the trail, they investigate fact vs. legend as they entertain themselves with the bold stories of the Kentucky frontiersman. The performance + Q&A session grows comprehension of literary genre. Show features a set & props hand-made from familiar objects, demonstrating that resourcefulness is a gateway to creative expression.

Student Matinées

Pride and Prejudice

JAN 2020: Grades 6-12 | $7/student

by Janet Munsil, based on the book by Jane Austen

A delightful comedy of manners written just over 200 years ago, this beloved classic of British literature captures the social adventures of the Bennet sisters. Janet Munsil’s adaptation captures the romance and wit of the independent-minded Elizabeth Bennet and enigmatic Mr. Darcy as they spar for family, friendship and love.

The Secret Garden

FEB 2020: Grades 2–8 | $7/student

by Pamela Sterling, based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Young Mary Lennox is sent to the moors of Yorkshire to live with her uncle after her parent’s death in India. Encouraged by the warmhearted maid Martha and her brother Dickon, she explores the grounds and discovers a forgotten garden. This joyous story about the blossoming of the earth and the human spirit is a delight for the imagination. Performed by intermediate actors from the Walden Theatre Conservatory’s Young Company.

Celebrate Black History

FEB 2019: Grades 4–8 | $7/student

In honor of Black History Month, we host a performance of Nation In Crisis (see description under “Touring Shows”) and afterwards, audiences participate in a workshop that deepens understanding while linking history to current events.

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