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American Theatre, A New World Awaits Us

06-12-2020 News

Dr. Indira Etwaroo and Kenny Leon. (Photo of Leon by Lelund Durond Thompson)           EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION | OPINION  JUNE 10, 2020  0 COMMENTS A New World Awaits Us For Black theatre artists, this is a time for healing; for our white counterparts, it is a time of reckoning. Can we make...

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The Black Rep announces a shift in the schedule of its 44th season

05-25-2020 News

Bubbling Brown Sugar, which would have opened the 44th season at The Edison Theatre in September,  will move into Season 45. Producing Director, Ron Himes explains, “We were looking forward to opening with BUBBLING BROWN SUGAR but we’re not sure what the world post Covid will be. But, we know things...

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SEASON 43 ENDS - CANCELLATION MARIE AND ROSETTA

04-17-2020 News

PRESS RELEASE: SEASON 43 ENDS - CANCELLATION MARIE AND ROSETTA   ST. LOUIS April 16, 2020 – The Coronavirus Pandemic has significantly disrupted communities and businesses around the world. The St. Louis region and The Black Rep is no different in compliance with the Shelter-at-Home order. We have held...

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04-08-2020 News

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REMAINING PERFORMANCES OF SPELL #7 CANCELLED

03-12-2020 News

Dear Friends, We believe in the power of theatre to bring communities together in the most difficult times, however after much consideration and in an abundance of caution, we’ve made the decision to cancel the remaining performances of Spell #7. While I know our patrons and...

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TEF POE TO MAKE HIS BLACK REP DEBUT IN SPELL #7

02-18-2020 News

ST. LOUIS FEBRUARY 3, 2020 – “Spell # 7” will be The Black Rep debut of rap artist Tef Poe. Tef Poe has received numerous Hip-Hop awards for his work, and was recently featured as a Harvard Fellow at the W.E.B. DuBois Research institute. Tef says “This is...

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TOURING COMPANY

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.

EDUCATION

IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCIES

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.)

TEEN TECHS

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)

STUDENT MATINEES

$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.

WORKSHOPS

(one instructor per 15-20 youth)

45 minutes =   $150

60 minutes =   $250