Ben Franklin is brought to life with all his wit and charm intact by award-winning actor, playwright and director Alan J. Prewitt in this one-man, Chautaugua-style, interactive performance. History, science, political process, the art of critical thinking and the value of reading and personal character is made relevant through stories of his past and views of today’s events and inventions.
A 1-man musical/ stage play that dives into the UFO taboo heads-first. Actor/ singer Alan Ox portrays 6 actual military men coming forward with their accounts of what happened behind closed doors when 'visitors' came to call. With tunes ranging from the tin pan alley 'Call On The British' to the driving 'Radar Don't Lie' the stories move as quickly as the onstage costume changes- and in the end, the audience is left to ponder the revelations that could change one's world-view. From one playgoer: "I'm NOT nuts. This play has to be seen by everyone. I loved every aspect of it."
Digital Projection system & rear screen preferred. Computer HDMI interface capability. - Assorted, basic theatrical stage lighting. Adequate stereo audio system. Basic stage props.
For 44 years, Brian Wendling has brought his high-energy mix of award-winning juggling, audience antics, and personable wit to almost every conceivable setting. An international Jugglers' Association Team champion, Brian uses his incredible range of skills to create a personal relationship with his audience - whether it is with the Kansas City Symphony, a college visiting artists series, a nationwide school assembly tour or a renaissance festival. As one newspaper noted: "Give the skinny fellow three or more objects and he'll juggle them. Add three or more spectators and he'll make you wonder whether he's juggling the objects or the people. Actually, he's doing both..."
Full lighting. 45-60 minutes to load in and set up. He uses his small, effective, portable sound system for his microphone/music or can plug into an existing system. Very flexible and can perform in any environment.
Ed Reggi is a nationally recognized and award-winning improv actor who brings his unique style of Viola Spolin Theater Games to schools and communities around the region.
The simplicity of Viola Spolin's Improvisational Theater allows Ed Reggi to require almost no technical requirements. A bare floor with basic lighting is the only requirement.
Elizabeth Ann Townsend received the 2016 St. Lou Fringe Festival award for Best Production for her one woman performance piece: COUNT TIME! The Life and Times of Patricia Prewitt! Other selected credits include: Houston: Stages Repertory Theatre: Stupid Fucking Bird (Emma – Best Supporting Actress, 2015, Houston Theater Awards); St. Louis: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: Good People (Jean – Best Supporting Actress, 2014, St. Louis Critic Circle Awards) Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; Tennessee Williams Festival: Small Craft Warnings; St. Louis Actors’ Studio: Gidion’s Knot; Talking Heads-Nights in the Gardens of Spain. Upstream Theatre: The Maids; Blood Wedding. New Jewish Theater: Awake And Sing. Cleveland: Cleveland Play House: A Christmas Story (5 seasons). Dobama Theatre: The Exonerated; Syracuse Stage NY: A Christmas Story. FILM/TV: The Makings of You; The Sopranos; Law & Order; National Commercials.
Very limited needs- Elizabeth will come with Stage Manager, van with three pieces of furniture and projection screen, and laptop equipped with QLab. We will require a brief spacing/tech rehearsal. Strike will take about half an hour. We will require a basic light and sound setup and a projector.
The Rep’s Imaginary Theatre Company, the touring ensemble of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, invites teachers and their students to share all the wonder, poetry, wit, drama and excitement that only live theatre can bring. ITC's high quality stage work will not only nurture love of the arts but will also enhance teachers' educational programs. The literature-based productions honor and value a story well told while supporting the Missouri Show-Me Standards. ITC's specialty is taking audiences into a magic world that will spark the imagination
Juggling Jeff has been amazing audiences for over 15 years. Through stunts of silliness, stamina and bravery, he engages and enlightens. The Juggling Jeff Show is high-energy, fast-paced, comedic juggling show that includes danger, suspense, lots of audience interaction and a single magic trick! It's great family entertainment that both kids and adults will enjoy. Jeff's use of comedy and audience participation make him an audience favorite time and time again. Jeff's programs, no matter if they are educating about the library, Shakespeare, Med-evil Jesters or simply entertaining, are perfect for almost any type of event both inside and outside.
30 minutes set-up, 30 minute take down, table is preferred for stage performances, Wireless mic (headset or lav) and sound system may be required for audiences of 250+
Since 1973, nationally-renowned Metro Theater Company has provided exceptional arts experiences to students throughout Missouri. Our touring productions respect the intelligence and emotional wisdom of young people, inviting them into the world of theater and charging their imaginations. The themes of any Metro Theater Company work provide opportunities for meaningful learning in support of Missouri Show-Me Standards. We provide Educator Guides for teachers, as well as take-home pieces for parents. Talk-back sessions are a part of every performance, which often lead to further stimulating conversation at school and at home. Metro Theater Company can also provide classroom residencies where our teaching artists use drama and creative movement to enhance core curriculum and character education. Our violence prevention program Say Something, Do Something, now in its 10th year, utilizes theater to help young people “rehearse for life” and prepare to de-escalate violent situations in their schools and communities. During COVID-19 many of MTC’s programs are available for virtual touring, including arts-integrated workshops for classrooms and live Q&As to accompany streaming productions. Metro Theater Company honors include the Missouri Arts Award, the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences, and the “What’s Right with the Region” Award from FOCUS St. Louis, among others.
MET is committed to extending access to theatre in schools and communities throughout Missouri. In addition to our programming in Kansas City, we offer theatre performances of masterworks and classics and customized theatre education programs that serve K-12 schools and entire communities. From full performances of mainstage touring productions, to school-based residencies, we deliver quality theatre programming designed to provide an outstanding artistic experience for both our presenting partners and their participants. Each project is customized to meet the needs of participants and to work with resources available to achieve success.
Available on request.
OMG Josh has been performing literacy, good character and other educational themed shows for over 20 years. His biggest hits have included - 'The Pirates of Reading Island' and 'The Character Circus'. In 2011 he performed his science based reading show, 'Mr. Gigglewatt and The Science of Bubbles' at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC! Shows come complete with a study guide for pre and post show support. He is perfect for audiences PK-8th grade. He also has a comedic "just for fun show" for larger audiences and theaters called The OMG Josh Experience!
10x15 performing space, 8ft table, 2 chairs, electric outlet or extension cord near performing space, 1 hour minimum set up time.
K-12 students experience the magic of live professional theatre through The Black Rep Professional Touring Company productions. Three different grade-level appropriate productions are available. The shows are performed by The Black Rep’s professional interns and include question and answer sessions. The performance experience can encourage study in history and literature, develop imagination, stimulate practice in writing, comprehension, and oral skills, foster interest in the arts, and develop an appreciation for the artistic expressions of diverse cultures.
Available on request
Student audiences are invited to laugh as they learn with the award-winning DisAbility Project. This theatre ensemble enhances public awareness about various disabilities through original, high-quality theatre. The program empowers individuals, honors their stories, sparks imaginations, and encourages dialogue about disability issues in our community. Ensemble members, both with and without disabilities, present scenes about the true-life experiences of people with disabilities in a format designed to educate and also entertain. Performances are tailored for students of all ages and also school district personnel. Age-appropriate study guides can assist with preparation or follow up learning. All questions are encouraged in the concluding Q&A session with the DP performers.
Need 16' x 24' performance area and 90 minutes advance access for warm up and sound check. If stage is raised, our wheelchairs need a back wall and guide rails along the ramp for safety. Need 2 clip-on or handheld microphones and a movable podium. Easy access to restrooms with 31-inch clearance for stalls. Three accessible parking spaces near building entrance, with clearance on one side for exit by ramp.