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Virtual Field Trips

 

Bring theatre directly into your classroom.

Choose from Actors Theatre's library of video and audio productions, and share our premium streaming content with your students. The fee to stream a project is $50 per classroom.

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Ali Summit
written by Idris Goodwin
directed by Robert Barry Fleming
produced in collaboration with Crux Cooperative
commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville

Recommended for Grades 6+

Inspired by the 1967 summit of prominent Black athletes who met to question Muhammad Ali about his conscientious objection to military service, this virtual project is a collaboration between playwright Idris Goodwin and director Robert Barry Fleming, with graphic art by Louisville-based artist and illustrator Andy Perez.
Run Time: 25 minutes

This work was supported by a Building Demand for the Arts grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

COVID-Classics: One-Act Plays for the Age of Quarantine
by Guillaume Apollinaire, Anton Chekhov, Luigi Pirandello, August Strindberg and Thucydides
directed by Robert Barry Fleming

Recommended for Grades 10+

This vibrant assortment of short plays brings together tales from trailblazing writers whose creative experiments redefined the possibilities of theatre in moments of seismic change. Reimagining works by master dramatists Anton Chekhov, Luigi Pirandello, August Strindberg, and the first surrealist, Guillaume Apollinaire, this lively, eclectic collection reaches into the past and finds surprising echoes in the present.
Run Time: 43 minutes

Romeo & Juliet: Louisville 2020
by William Shakespeare
directed by Robert Barry Fleming
dramaturgy by Amy Wegener
part of the Bingham Signature Shakespeare Series
Recommended for Grades 8+

 

An unprecedented global pandemic and social unrest embroil the nation in conflict as Romeo and Juliet, the children of sworn enemies, dare to imagine a world where hearts are not ruled by hatred but by love. This visually captivating interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic narrative explores the entrenched divisions that animate contemporary culture—and the tragic costs of intolerance.
Run Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Where Did We Sit on the Bus?
by Brian Quijada
directed by Matt Dickson
a digital creation by Satya Chávez and Matt Dickson

Recommended for Grades 8+

During a lesson on Rosa Parks, a Latinx kid begins searching for her own people’s place in American history. Performed by a dynamic actress/singer/musician, and infused with a mix of rap, hip-hop, and spoken word, this energetic exploration delves into the experience of growing up in an immigrant family and finding identity in making art.
Run Time: 80 minutes

The Yellow Wallpaper
based on the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
cinematographer and editor Christopher Gerson
starring / associate producer Tarah Flanagan
produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville

Recommended for Grades 10+

Cut off from intellectual stimulation and coddled by her physician husband, a woman suffering from a “nervous condition” begins to notice troubling things hiding behind the yellow wallpaper in her bedroom. This animated suspense-thriller breathes new life into Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s feminist masterpiece.
Run Time: 24 minutes

Dracula: A Radio Play
based on the novel by Bram Stoker
originally adapted for radio by Orson Welles & 
John Houseman
new adaptation by 
Hannah Rae Montgomery & Jenni Page-White 
executive producer Dan Gediman
sound design by Sue Zizza
Recommended for Grades 6+
Join the hunt for the world's most infamous vampire! Inspired by master of suspense Orson Welles’s innovative broadcast, this electrifying listening experience comes to life with the talents of Actors Theatre’s creative team, in collaboration with award-winning radio professionals. Tune in for a spine-chilling trip to Transylvania that you won’t soon forget!
Run Time: 72 minutes

A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
based on the novella by Charles Dickens
adapted by Amy Wegener 
executive producer Dan Gediman
sound design by Sue Zizza
Recommended for Grades 3+
Bring Dickens’s delightful tale of redemption, second chances, and newfound community into your classroom! This spirited and funny listening experience is brought to life by the talented creative team at Actors Theatre, in collaboration with award-winning radio producers. 
Run Time: 85 minutes
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FAQs

How do I pay?

Secure payment with a credit card can be made directly at the time of booking. Each Virtual Field Trip is $50 per classroom.

How do I stream the performances?

You will stream the videos and audio plays while logged into our website, through an embedded video player.

Are captions available?

Yes! You will be able to turn captions on using the video player controls.

Can I show this on my TV in class?

Yes! The easiest option is to use screen mirroring or AirPlay to play the stream from your phone, laptop or other device to your TV. You might see a slight decrease in quality with this option.

If you have a smart TV or one with internet capabilities, you can download or open an internet browser and log into your Actors Theatre of Louisville account. If you have trouble streaming on an older TV, you may have better luck switching to an alternate device. You can watch from the comfort of your home on iOS, AppleTV, Android, Roku, Amazon Firestick and your web browser.

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Residencies

Unlock your students’ potential with movement, writing, performance, and storytelling (r)evolutionized! Actors Theatre of Louisville teaching artists offer a range of classroom residencies focused on creatively engaging your students

Memberships

Become a Member and get unlimited access to our Member Library, a collection of free audio and video content, including spoken word performances like Fix It, Black Girl and OKOLONA HABLA (okolona speaks), animated shorts like Aesop's Fables, access to community conversations, and more! Memberships start at no cost to join.

Memberships are meant for individual use. If you are purchasing for a class, please purchase a virtual fieldtrip