Message from HAA Co-Directors:
Here we are at the beginning of a new booking year. Each day holds a mix of uncertainty, strategy, and hope. We are happy to still be here and hold deep gratitude for all of our partners, from our wonderful artists, to the dedicated presenters and venue teams, to the audience themselves. We appreciate that each engagement, whether live or virtual, represents the creativity and skills of so many people, people who said “yes” to taking a risk, to creating, to participating, to listening, to learning, and to sharing. It is these partnerships that have kept us afloat this last year and keep us looking forward to brighter days ahead.
We are thrilled to announce our live touring roster for 2022-23. You’ll find new adaptations of classic stories like Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella, where a poet, not a princess, is the star of the fiesta, and Ugly Duckling, a charming musical about mistaken identity, inner beauty, and belonging. You’ll find stories steeped in history like In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson where a young girl from China finds inspiration from the famous baseball player. You’ll find stories of community like in the hilarious Chato’s Kitchen where a cat has the new mice next door over for dinner. And we have returning favorites like The Gruffalo, Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries, Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition and many more!
These are just a few of the many fantastic productions we look forward to sharing with you in the coming year - you can check out our trailer video and look book below for a quick peek as well as explore the fully stocked HAA website! We are proud that our roster offers a diverse range of styles, subjects, and scale that will fit your programming needs and make an impact with your audiences. We also have live and virtual offerings for 2021-22 if you are still booking for the current season.
The ways we are working have changed, but our goals have not. We are here to create partnerships between our artists and presenters and to further the relationship with their audiences. We are here to support incredible performances for young people and their families, whether from companies based in our hometown of Austin, Texas or from around the globe. We are here to connect, to listen, to imagine, to problem solve, to plan and to plan again.
We are so grateful to be your partners in this work. Let’s do this.
All our best,
Spring Karlo, Stacy Meshbane, and Sarah Saltwick