The Black Rep Touring Company performs more than150 shows yearly for schools, community centers, corporations, churches and other organizations in St. Louis and throughout the region. The shows complement curriculum by illustrating history, teaching literature and reinforcing morals. Shows run 50-55 minutes.
Designed to motivate and inspire students while they’re having fun. Must be at least 5 days in length, but can be scheduled for up to six weeks. Students develop their own performance piece during the residency, and educational formats are designed according to MISSOURI SHOW ME STANDARDS IN EDUCATION.
ONE TO THREE DAY WORKSHOPS
Using basic techniques – movement, characterization and an overview of African American playwrights – to encourage creative self-expression and introduce students to theatre and poetry performance.
CAREERS IN THE ARTS WORKSHOP & TOURS
A field trip to The Black Rep offices and production shops to experience what it takes to get a show to stage. Discussion of varied staff positions and skill sets link students’ curriculum and the job arena.
(These programs are adaptable for Teacher In-Service sessions, as well as other adult groups and organizations.)
Interested teens gain experience in stage management, as they get backstage exposure helping to prepare dressing rooms, adjust costumes, prepare props and perform other vital duties prior to and during the run of each show.
SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS
An eight-week program for ages 8-17, designed to provide young people the opportunity to expand their talents and imagination through acting movement, voice, writing and costume crafts. The program culminates in a special production for students’ families at the end of the season.
For multi-session or long-term residency pricing, contact the Education Department at 314.534.3807
To schedule a Touring Production or Student Matinee
1. Check budget.
2. Grade levels/number of students;
3. Production choice; type of performance space.
4. Check calendar for 2 date/time choices.
For Fee Structures : Contact the Education Department at 314.534.3807
Prices will vary for:
1) Out state MO/IL-sites 50-100 miles of St. Louis
2) Sites over 100 miles of St. Louis and Out-of-State
Required Performance Space:
1) Approximately 25’x20’ open space
2) Auditoriums, gyms, cafeterias, multi-purpose rooms, etc.
3) Access to electrical outlet
4) Secure suitable private room for costume changes (not a restroom)
$15.00 per student
Up to 450 students
One teacher free with every 15 students
SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS
(June 24 – August 10, 2013)
Entire eight-week program = $750
A registration fee of $50 plus 50% of the total tuition is required to reserve your child/teen enrollment. The remainder of the tuition is due on the first day of class.
(one instructor per 15-20 youth)
45 minutes = $150
60 minutes = $250