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.  

New for 2018 and beyond!  You can also contact Discovery Theater to inquire about arranging one of our special presentations listed at the bottom of this page (Professor Wingnut Wants to Fly, Time Capsule in a Milkcan, or the Discovery Plays Series). 


 

Cuentos Muy Magicos!  Magical Stories! (Hispanic Heritage Month)
Available Tour Dates: October 9-11 and October 15-20, 2018
Please contact Artivate to inquire/book at 301-588-7525

Recommended for PreK-2nd Grade  

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

**PLEASE NOTE**  You can book Cuentos Muy Magicos! (for your younger students) and African Roots/Latino Soul (for your older students) on the SAME DAY for the back-to-back fee of $900.  We just need 30 minutes between shows to re-set!


 

African Roots/Latino Soul  (Hispanic Heritage Month)
Available Tour Dates: October 9-11 and October 15-20, 2018
Please contact Artivate to inquire/book at 301-588-7525

Recommended for 1st-6th Grades   

How many cultures can we be? This vibrant play explores what it means to be Latino, African American, and proud. The spirit of Celia Cruz’s songs infuses this delightful show, in which the warmth of mama’s kitchen and the bustle of city life play parts in demonstrating that the pulse of the music is the heart of the people. Written with the Young Playwrights' Theater, this is a story of the triumphs of today’s multicultural kids.

**PLEASE NOTE**  You can book Cuentos Muy Magicos! (for your younger students) and African Roots/Latino Soul (for your older students) on the SAME DAY for the back-to-back fee of $900.  We just need 30 minutes between shows to re-set!


 

Black Diamond  (Black History Month)
Available Tour Dates: February 2-10, 2019
Please contact Artivate to inquire/book at 301-588-7525

Recommended for Kindergarten-6th Grade 

This spirit-rousing musical play chronicles the struggles and triumphs of pioneering African American baseball players. The all-star lineup of heroes includes Moses “Fleet” Walker, who became the game’s first black pro in the 1880s; power hitter Josh “Spitfire” Gibson; athlete-philosopher Satchel Paige; and young Jackie Robinson, who first integrated the major leagues. You’ll stand up and cheer for the players who made sports history—and American history, too!


 

Into the Great Unknown: African American Adventurers & Explorers  (Black History Month)
Available Tour Dates: February 11-March 2, 2019
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. Meet Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole, and Barbara Hillary, the first African American woman to reach it nearly 100 years later. Thrill to the frontier exploits of the hard-riding mail carrier “Stagecoach Mary” Fields and Nate Love, the former slave who became the legendary cowboy nicknamed Deadwood Dick. And learn how astronauts and aerospace pioneers Guion Bluford and Mae Jemison are charting a whole new frontier today. From the Pole to the prairies to outer space, the histories and heroism of these African American women and men attest that true grit and personal power can push us toward greatness.




Tigers, Dragons, & Other Wise ‘Tails’
(Asian Pacific American Heritage Month)
Available Tour Dates: May 13-17, 2019
Please contact Artivate to inquire/book at 301-588-7525

Recommended for Kindergarten-5th Grade

From ancient to modern, these tales come alive with the culture of the Asian countryside. The sumptuous and mythic creation story The Four Dragon Rivers of China features beautiful flying puppets. The natural innocence of childhood outwits the villain in the Vietnamese story The Boy and the Fly. The Tiger, the Thief, and the Dried Persimmon from Korea features a trickster tiger whose antics recall the teachings of Anansi. In the Japanese tale The Wise Mole, true love takes charge, complete with cellphones and iPods.


 

Special Presentations 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.


Professor Wingnut Wants to Fly (Available Spring 2019 and beyond)
Please contact Discovery Theater to inquire (
DTinfo@si.edu
Recommended for Pre-K to Grade 2

Join wacky citizen-scientist Professor Wingnut and his friend Seymour Seagull as they explore the amazing science of flight! From birds to airplanes, this pair loves all things airborne, and are in pursuit of the secret to just what makes them fly. Songs, science, and a flight-tastic dance party take off right under the planes in the Air and Space Museum. Tour the museum after the show!


The Discovery Series (Available Fall 2019 and beyond)
Please contact Discovery Theater to inquire (
DTinfo@si.edu
Recommended for Pre-K to Grade 1

These interactive plays, featured in our 2018-2019 Season, are perfect for PreK-1st Grade students.  Literacy, numeracy, science inquiry, and more are front and center in these highly engaging events with music, song, and crafting.  Available months will be Nov 2019, Jan 2020, March 2020, and Apr 2020.