What is RepTouR?
RepTouR is Elm Street’s Repertory Touring Troupe focusing on education and literature through the performing arts. RepTouR’s goal is to travel to local schools (grades K-6) within Cherokee County–providing students with a positive experience of interactive theatre through their own stories and ideas, expressing educational literature in creative ways, and presenting the knowledge of the theatrical arts in their community.
RepTouR began in 2007 with the idea of “bringing imagination to life”. Since then we have seen well-over 75,000 students and performed hundreds of kids’ stories–as well as a variety of children’s literature, with our own quirky twists, such as rapping Billy goats, starring Hansel & Gretel in an improvised film, and turning The Lorax into a “Stomp”-like show. We are pleased to bring you our versions of Green Eggs & Ham and Rumplestiltskin.
Our goal this year is to adapt this program and make it convenient for the schools to participate by streaming the performance LIVE!
In addition to the live streamed show, that will be pre-scheduled with the school, RepTouR troupe members will offer creative writing workshops for classes to participate in prior to the streamed performance. The creative writing workshop engages and encourages students to collaborate on a class story for the live performance.
Interested in booking RepTouR for your school? Contact our Troupe Director to schedule your morning workshop & live streaming show date!
Schedule is on a first-come, first-serve basis and free shows are limited. Reservations can be scheduled between March 8-May 21, 2021.
Siobhan Brumbelow | Troupe Director
*NEW* CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Students have the opportunity to help create a story within the classroom, guided by our troupe members. Stories created with the troupe maybe be chosen to be improvised during the live streamed performance.
Schools will need to schedule a workshop block prior to the live streamed performance. Classrooms will need access to Microsoft Teams (or Zoom), online camera, microphone and preferably a large display (like a Smart Board). Workshops will be approximately 25 minutes in length (per classroom).
LIVE STREAMED PERFORMANCE
Shows will be performed live from Elm Street’s Main Stage and streamed via YouTube. Performances will consist of a literary show (Green Eggs & Ham and Rumplestiltskin) and performed stories created by the classes.