Discovery Theater Comes to You!

Each year, Discovery Theater offers multiple performances on tour that can come to your school.  These are great for school-wide assemblies, family nights, or a Kids Day Out program.  Shows on tour for this school year are listed below.   To book a show or check availability, please contact Artivate 301-588-7525 or online at www.GoArtivate.org.


 

Cuentos!  (Hispanic Heritage Month)
Available Tour Dates: October 15-25, 2019
Please contact Artivate to inquire/book at 301-588-7525
Recommended for PreK-2nd Grade
  

Cuentos means stories, and this delightful Discovery Theater original offers a fresh bilingual take on three magical tales. The Little Red Hen asks the question “Who will help?” Jack and the Beanstalk proves that small is mighty. And as for The Gingerbread Man, well, he’s just one bad cookie. Filled with delightful songs, puppets, and audience participation, this story-time spectacular is not to be missed! 

**PLEASE NOTE**  You can book Cuentos! (for your younger students) and Retratos (for your older students) on the SAME DAY for the back-to-back fee of $950.  We just need 30 minutes between shows to re-set!



 

Retratos: My Portrait, Myself  (Hispanic Heritage Month)
Available Tour Dates: October 15-25, 2019
Please contact Artivate to inquire/book at 301-588-7525
Recommended for 1st-6th Grades


Originally created for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and with Young Playwright’s Theater, this joyous theatrical gallery of the many faces of Latin America is rooted in the writings of D.C. school students. Their vibrant words and images infuse this interactive play with intensely personal reflections on themes of identity and heritage—and a new generation’s dreams for America’s future. Portrait Gallery educators are on hand to connect with teachers and students after the performance.

**PLEASE NOTE**  You can book Cuentos! (for your younger students) and Retratos (for your older students) on the SAME DAY for the back-to-back fee of $950.  We just need 30 minutes between shows to re-set!


 

Going the Distance  (Black History Month)
Available Tour Dates: February 1-14, 2020
Please contact Artivate to inquire/book at 301-588-7525
Recommended for Kindergarten-6th Grade


Race to the finish line with two black Olympians who changed history! Soaring music and the exhilaration of world-class sorts motivate us to greatness in this vivid portrayal of the lives of Jesse Owens and Wilma Rudolph. Join them as they them overcome childhood illness, infirmity, and poverty to become the world’s fastest man and woman, winning the greatest honor in all athletics: the Olympic gold medal. The John Cornelius II score speaks to the heart and soul of the winner in all of us.


 

Into the Great Unknown: African American Adventurers & Explorers  (Black History Month)
Available Tour Dates: February 18-28, 2020
Please contact Artivate to inquire/book at 301-588-7525
Recommended for Kindergarten-6th Grade


Leadership, courage, and adventure take center stage in this inspiring Discovery Theater original. From Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole, to astronaut Mae Jemison, meet a century’s worth of bold men and women who challenged the Western frontier, the highest of mountains, and the vastness of outer space—and triumphed. In the histories and heroism of these explorers and adventurers, young audiences find models to help them reach their own highest goals.


Special Presentation with limited availability year-round.
Please contact Discovery Theater to inquire. 


Time Capsule in a Milkcan: A Holocaust Remembrance 
(Available NOW)
Please contact Discovery Theater to inquire (
DTinfo@si.edu
Recommended for Children, 5th Grade and up or adult programs/events


In 1939, when the world began to close in around the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto, Emanuel Ringelblum began a secret archive. As the horror mounted over the next five years, he and a valiant group of citizens risked their lives to chronicle it all. The writings they collected, along with diaries, ration cards, artworks, and artifacts from residents of the ghetto were buried in three milk cans and a few metal boxes. In a multimedia production enhanced by archival elements, Marc Spiegel portrays Ringelblum as we share in the precious and powerful legacy held in one of the cans: the stories of vanished lives eloquently told in the words of the people who lived them.  CLICK HERE for an Educational Learning Guide.