Young Audience Outreach Tour

SEEDS OF CHANGE

Book & Lyrics by Lojo Simon
Music by Ian LeRoy
Directed by Melissa Firlit

August 27 – November 16, 2018

Celebrating 35 years of bringing excellent theatre to rural and underserved schools!

Inspired by myth, fairy tale and Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Seeds of Change fosters environmental literacy through the story of an ornery young girl who leaves the isolated Isle of Oro where she grew up and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. This story explores topics in environmental science, deforestation, ocean plastic, and habitat loss through wonder and empowerment. communities by keeping fees low, and connecting to school curriculum. After the performance each child receives an original book that reinforces the play’s themes.

Each year YAOT produces an original bilingual children’s show that tours throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Nevada.

For our 2018 production we will be expanding into a second tour in order to reach Northwest Kansas and Southern California!

Seeds of Change is magical because it’s…

• geared for students grades K-6
• poetic through Shakespearean language
• a musical that empowers and motivates action
• emphasizing conservation, environment, science and math
• encouraging audience participation
• reinforcing themes with a study guide and illustrated book


LITERACY EMPOWERS OUR YOUTH! 

To support your community’s literacy endeavors, each student receives a free original children’s book after our shows. These books reinforce the themes of the study guide and play, while making reading exciting!

2017: Albert Porter Boy Explorer/Niño Explorador  –  Download Book

 

“The students were positively engaged with the performance. They were laughing, responded to the actors and left wanting to read books. What teachers could ask for anything more?”

Cynthia Bills, Teacher, High Rolls, NM.

“Our children loved it! They were very engaged, they really responded to the presentation being bilingual and the cast was so professional. I was amazed at how the cast included the students and really controlled the behavior through the presentation. We truly appreciate your support.  You are AWESOME!”

Joe Gutierrez, Principal, Killip Elementary, Flagstaff, AZ


2018 PERFORMANCE FEE

$715 per performance (No Increase from 2017!!)

Housing Discount – Provide housing for our 3-person Tour Company while they are in your community (either hotel or home-stay) and receive an additional 15% off your performance fee.

To book the show or if you need financial assistance, please contact our Education Assistant Natalie Mayo: natalie@creederep.com 719-658-2540 x227

Supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, Charitable Krueger Foundation, RLC Foundation, Allan and Stefani Simon, Dane G. Hansen Foundation, and Clarence V. Laguardia Foundation.

Developed under CRT’s Headwaters New Play Program


PAST YAOT PRODUCTIONS

2017: Albert Porter: Boy Explorer
Play and Lyrics by Lojo Simon and Music by Ian LeRoy
Directed by Melissa Firlit

 


2016: Bodyguard! Protector of the Anatomy/ Guardaespaldas! Protector de Anatomía
Play by John DiAntonio and Music by Alexander Tom
Directed by Crystal Mercado

 

2015: Reading! And Other Superpowers/ Leyendo! Y Otros Súper Poderes
Play and Lyrics by John Di Anotonio and music by Richard Rischar
Directed by Tosin Morohunfola

 

2014: Math-Stronaut!: A Cosmic Adventure/ Una Aventura Cosmica
Play by John Di Antonio and Music by Joe Montelione
Directed by Logan Ernstthal

 

2013: Viva Agua/ Long Live Water
Play by John Di Antonio and Music by Joe Montelione
Directed by John DiAntonio

 

2012: The Geography of Adventure
Play by Steven Cole Hughes and Music by Jessica Jackson
Directed by John DiAntonio

 

2011: The Wright Stuff! The Science of Flight
Play by Steven Cole Hughes and Music by Jessica Jackson
Directed by Jessica Jackson

 

2010: The Presidents!
Play by Steven Cole Hughes and Music by Jessica Jackson
Directed by Jessica Jackson
This show has been picked up by CU-Boulder for a season and produced twice at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, as part of their educational outreach programs.

 

2009: Zeus on the Loose
Play by Jeff Carey and music by Jessica Jackson
Directed by Jessica Jackson

 

2008: Meet the Beasts
Play by Jeff Carey and music by Jessica Jackson
Directed by Jessica Jackson

 

2007: Grimm Pajamas
Play by Jeff Carey and music by Jessica Jackson
Directed by Jessica Jackson

2006: Giggle and Weep
By T. Jefferson Carey