FREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TOUR
Plan-B is the only professional theatre company in Utah creating new work specifically for elementary students.
The Free Elementary School Tour, sponsored in part by the B.W. Bastian Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and Salt Lake City Arts Council, launched with Sergei Prokofiev’s PETER AND THE WOLF (grades K-3, 2013), a well-known title selected to pave the way for a series of world premieres by Utah playwrights: DIFFERENT=AMAZING by Matthew Ivan Bennett, a series of five vignettes drawn from the real-life bullying stories of Utah students (grades 4-6, 2014); RUFF! by Jenifer Nii, a “tail” of two shelter dogs (grades K-3, 2015); THE EDIBLE COMPLEX by Melissa Leilani Larson, the story of Anna, a foodie who dreams of being a chef who is also becoming aware of how her body is different from others at school (grades 4-6, 2016) and the upcoming plays RIVER.SWAMP.CAVE.MOUNTAIN. by Elaine Jarvik (exploring grief, grades K-3, 2017), ZOMBIE THOUGHTS by Jenny Kokai (exploring anxiety disorders, co-written with her 9-year-old son Oliver, grades K-6, 2018), TBA by Morag Shepherd (grades K-3, 2019), TBA by Rachel Bublitz (grades 4-6, 2020), TBA by Debora Threedy (grades K-3, 2021).
Each year, the Tour reaches 15,000 (primarily Title I) students at 40 schools in 10 counties (Davis, Garfield, Piute, Salt Lake, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Utah, Wayne and Weber) free of charge.
The Tour serves schools in all seven Salt Lake City Council Districts and is presented by Davis Arts Council in Davis County and Entrada Institute in Wayne County.
Read more on the Plan-B Blog or click the links below.
RIVER.SWAMP.CAVE.MOUNTAIN. (2017, in partnership with Salt Lake City Public Library, RDT’s Ring Around the Rose and The Sharing Place) | THE EDIBLE COMPLEX (2016, in partnership with RDT’s Ring Around the Rose) | RUFF! (2015, in partnership with Intermountain Therapy Animals) | DIFFERENT=AMAZING (2014) | PETER AND THE WOLF (2013, a co-production with Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation)