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, launched with Sergei Prokofiev’s PETER AND THE WOLF (grades K-3, 2013), a well-known title selected to pave the way for five 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 4-6, 2018) and THE LOOKING GLASS by Debora Threedy (exploring truth, grades K-3, 2019), TBA by Rachel Bublitz (grades 4-6, 2020), TBA by Morag Shepherd (grades K-3, 2021).
FEST reaches more than 15,000 Title I students annually at 40+ schools in seven counties, free of charge (presented by Davis Arts Council in Davis County).
Read more on the Plan-B Blog.