A Virtual Production for Your School!
The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats
Script by Jerome Hairston
Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats
Feb. 8 - Feb. 26, 2021
Cost for one-week streaming access starts at $150 and varies based on number of students. For more information, scroll below.
Want to enhance your students' experience with the show? Pair it with our virtual workshop about the story, which is available to teachers, parents and schools with an Education Membership.
What is the show about?
The artistic world of beloved author Ezra Jack Keats unfolds onstage! Follow the adventures of Peter and his friends through heartwarming stories about the wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure and the excitement of sending the perfect letter to a friend. Written with whimsical spirit, this imaginative play with music celebrates the tiny moments of joy within a child’s world. Recommended for grades one and up.
Watch the video trailer from our Off the Hill production to get a sense for what our virtual performances look like!
What should I know about Outreach Plays?
Each show runs approximately 45 to 60 minutes. We provide resources to help prepare your students for the show and to connect the experience to your curriculum, including copies of the play script. All touring plays address grade-level appropriate, state
academic standards in English, language arts, fine arts, health and wellness, and arts and humanities.
When will The Snowy Day be available?
The show runs from Feb. 8 to Feb. 26. After purchasing, you will be asked to select one week during the run of the show when you would like to watch the performance. The Monday of the week you select, you will receive a link for you and your students
to watch the production. You will have five days to watch the performance after receiving the link, as it will expire at the end of the day on Friday.
Will my students be able to watch from home?
Closer to the production, we will send you an email with instructions. You will be able to watch as a class, or share access with your students so that they can watch from their computers if they are learning remotely. When purchasing, please be sure
to give us an accurate number of students you believe will watch the show, because the links are restricted to a certain number of uses.
How much does the production cost?
Pricing for the production starts at $150 and varies based on number of students. Sign up here!
Apply for a Subsidy
We have some subsidies available to help defray the cost of our Outreach Tour. You can apply here.
Who can I contact with questions?
You can reach out to Education Coordinator Valerie Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about purchasing and accessing virtual content.
Director / Director of Education and Community Engagement
Daunielle is a passionate arts educator, community artist and
director of theatre for young audiences. During her tenure as director
of education with Marin Theatre Company, she revitalized and
restructured the department to increase service to Marin County youth,
expanding the reach from 3,000 children and families per year to more
than 8,000. She oversaw the expansion of Theatre for Young Audiences
programming from one production per year to five by brokering long-term
partnerships with nine local schools for subsidized in-school
residencies. Additionally, she has served as the community engagement
manager and artistic administrator at California Shakespeare Theater;
the associate artistic director and resident choreographer at Custom
Made Theater Company; and a performer/educator and booking coordinator
for Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Programs. As a director, Daunielle has most recently directed Around the World in 80 Days, Rapunzel and Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. for Marin Theatre Company. She won an award from the San Francisco Bay Area Critic’s Circle for Movement in Eurydice
by Sarah Ruhl, produced by Custom Made Theater Company. Daunielle
holds a BA in theatre arts, emphasis in acting, from California State
University, Stanislaus, and an MFA in creative inquiry,
interdisciplinary arts, from California Institute of Integral Studies in
Kenton is a Cincinnati-based scenic artist, illustrator, designer and
animator. Heavily influenced by collectibles, children’s toys and
puppetry, his art embodies qualities shared by all: multi-functional,
poseable, humorous and easily repurposed to create new expressions. The
spirit of play is further reinforced through public venues where the
audience can directly interact and experience the work; this translates
particularly well in theatrical performances and art installations.
Stylistically, the work emphasizes a sophistication of line quality with
psychedelic motifs that echo graphic designs from the 1960s creating a
distinct visual buzz through repeated lines, shapes and patterns. In
some ways Kenton will never stop being a big kid and enjoys playing
board games, bike riding and long walks with his wife and two dogs.
Melanie is the assistant professor of costume design for Miami
University in Oxford, Ohio. Previous costume designs for the Playhouse
include The Last Firefly, Bird Brain, Noonie's Masterpiece in Purple, What's Buggin’ Greg and Fires in the Mirror.
She received her MFA from the University of Tennessee and has worked as
a professional designer, educator and craft artisan at several
different theatres and universities across the country. Favorite past
designs include Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, The 39 Steps, A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker and Intimate Apparel.
Trey is a playwright/composer from Cincinnati, Ohio. Recent credits include ZOINKS!,
a Nancy Drew send-up about the opioid epidemic; Alabama Monster
, his solo show about mental illness, family ties and creatures that lie just out of sight; and JALZ,
a remake of the blockbuster movie JAWS
examines Alzheimer's disease, end-of-life care and family legacy. For
the past four seasons, Trey has been composer for Cincinnati Playhouse
in the Park’s Off the Hill education touring series. Current projects
include Have Monster, Will Travel
— a new audio-fiction podcast
about road trips, monsters and the meaning of family. Trey makes
theatre and mischief with his wife, director Bridget Leak. Visit treytatum.com
Stage Manager / Associate Producer
Rebecca is excited to be making art during these interesting times!
Originally, from Covington, Georgia, she has found her home in Northern
Kentucky. Becca began her career as an intern at the Brevard Music
Center in North Carolina. Within a few seasons, she had worked her way
up to the position of Associate Production Manager where she managed
over 80 concerts, 4 full-length operas, and over 60 special events over
the course of 8 weeks each summer. She has also worked on New York
Fashion week for several seasons with IMCD Lighting as their Logistics
Manager. Her career in Cincinnati has included working as a Production
Manager for the Know and CSC, working as a freelance technician for ETC
and the Carnegie, and film work on several commercials and Katy Perry's
World Tour videos. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her
dog Jasper and kitten Molly Moonpie, and being active in striving for
justice and equity for all. She believes the most important thing we can
do as artists is to make art accessible to all, which is why she is
thrilled to call Playhouse's Education and Engagement department her
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate the environment of this unusual school year with you.
DRAGONS LOVE TACOS
By Ernie Nolan
Adapted from the book by Adam Rubin
April 12 - May 14, 2021
Do you know what dragons really love? Tacos, of course! Chicken tacos, beef tacos, big tacos and tiny tacos. As a boy and his dog watch a television show about dragons, they unexpectedly get caught up in the “Dos and Don’ts” of what to feed them. But if they accidentally eat spicy salsa, watch out!
Recommended for pre-k and up.
Looking Ahead: In-Person Performance Requirements
• Price: Through generous grants, we are able to offer these productions for $500. We have a limited number of subsidies for Title 1 schools.
• Performance Space: Our touring productions can perform in almost any large space, from auditoriums and gymnasiums to cafeterias. We require a minimum space of 20 feet wide by 20 feet deep to set up our production (including backstage space) and minimum ceiling height of 9 feet. Please allow one hour of set-up time and one hour of breakdown time in the space.
• Audience Size: Because of the informal nature of most school performance spaces and the intimacy of live theatre, we prefer to have audiences no greater than 350 students. A second performance will be required if desired attendees exceed 350 students.
We are happy to discuss any of these requirements. Please contact us at email@example.com.