DREAMERS

Based on the book by Yuyi Morales
Adapted by Ricky Araiza

Produced by Childsplay Theatre in association with Teatro Bravo

From Tempe, Arizona

Dreamers
Dreamers

DREAMERS
DREAMERS

photo by Jordan Gillium

Dreamers
Dreamers

Dreamers
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DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT ONLY

This digital engagement includes 2 week unlimited access to a password-protected prerecorded video link hosted on Vimeo.

A physically poetic adaptation of Yuyi Morales’ story that tells of resilience, hope and the courage it takes to find one’s voice when navigating a new place. DREAMERS honors the passion, strength, and hope that is born from the challenges experienced in an immigrant's journey and reminds us that, "Someday we will become something we haven't even yet imagined."

 

Told through a blend of storytelling, toy theatre, collage, and video projections, the bilingual story moves back and forth between the world of the artist and the world of her story as she reveals and recalls how she (and her baby!) gained a foothold in a new country through a love of reading and established her voice as a storyteller. With the love of each other and the power of words, this family creates a whole new world of possibilities that allows them to continue to dream of a new future for themselves.

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About the Company

Best for: Grades K-6th (Ages 5-10)

 

DREAMERS trailer

Curriculum Connections

From the book by Yuri Morales

Adapted by: Ricky Araiza

Performed by Anya Hernandez

Directed by Ricky Araiza

Production/Stage Manager and Sound: Rachel Solis

Technical Director: Anthony Lee

Media Designer: Rodolfo Marron III

Music by Marc David Pinate

 

Digital Tech Specs

This performance is available as a prerecorded link hosted on password protected Vimeo site (managed by HAA). Each site will be made specific to the presenting venue with the following possible models.

 

A Standard Educational Engagement includes:

  • 2 weeks of Unlimited Educational Access for Schools (within 60 miles of Venue)

  • A custom password protected link with full pre-recorded high quality video, hosted on Vimeo

  • Ability to add your venue’s logo and recorded Curtain Speech video to Vimeo Page

  • A sample study guide (pdf)

  • Additional activities such as live online workshops, masterclasses, etc... available for separate fee with scheduling TBD mutually
     

For some shows, an Extended Educational Digital Engagement is also available. This provides the same access and basic resources as a standard engagement but with 5 videos of 15-20ish minutes. The performance video is split into "chapters" and provided with additional pre-show and post-show content created by the company. Perfect for viewing over multiple days or sessions and expanding the context and curriculum connections around the show.

 

A Public Family Engagement includes:

  • 1 weekend of Access for Public Audiences (within 60 miles of Venue)

  • A custom password protected link with full pre-recorded high quality video, hosted on Vimeo

  • Ability to add your venue’s logo and recorded Curtain Speech video to Vimeo Page

  • A sample study guide (pdf)

  • Additional activities such as live online workshops, masterclasses, etc... available for separate fee with scheduling TBD mutually
     

Please talk to us if you are looking to serve both school and family audiences with this digital presentation and we can combine models for the appropriate access.

 

From the book by Yuri Morales

Adapted by: Ricky Araiza

Performed by Anya Hernandez

Directed by Ricky Araiza

Production/Stage Manager and Sound: Rachel Solis

Technical Director: Anthony Lee

Media Designer: Rodolfo Marron III

Music by Marc David Pinate

Artistic Team

 

Critical Acclaim

“My class LOVED the show! Thank you! Immigration is one of our social studies units….so this play was perfect for us! Thank you so much!” - 2nd Grade Teacher

“I loved the idea and really the whole performance...I absolutely loved the mix of live and virtual in the play itself.  I thought the whole thing was beautiful and think it might be really great to share with families...Thank you so much for the symbolism and the language and the actions. It was beautiful.” - 6th Grade Teacher

Company Background

 

Childsplay's Past Tours: The Snowy Day and Other Stories; Maddi's Fridge; Tomás and the Library Lady; Go, Dog. Go!; The Cat in the Hat; Schoolhouse Rock Live! (national tour in 2014-2015); and Rock the Presidents

Since 1977, Childsplay has been committed to its mission: “To create theatre so strikingly original in form, content or both that it instills in young people an enduring awe, love, and respect for the medium, thus preserving imagination and wonder, those hallmarks of childhood that are the keys to the future.” 

Childsplay is a resident professional company of adult actors who teach and perform for young audiences and families. The internationally respected theatre company believes that young people deserve to experience theatre of the highest artistic quality. Childsplay has performed for more than 5 million children and adults and has grown to serve an average annual audience of 250,000 children, teachers and families. Childsplay's recent national tours include Tomás and the Library Lady in the 2007-2008, 2013-2014, and 2018-2019 seasons, Peter and the Wolf in 2009-2010, Ferdinand the Bull in 2010-2011, Rock the Presidents in 2012 – 2013, 2016-2017, Schoolhouse Rock Live in 2014-2015 and Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat in 2015- 2016, 2016 - 2017. 

In addition to Childsplay’s professional productions,  its educational programming has expanded dramatically in response to the needs of school partners. Over 1,500 young people attend classes each year in the Childsplay Theatre Academy and nearly 5,000 students experience drama directly in their classrooms through Childsplay’s extensive education programming for students and teachers. These programs emphasize experiential learning, language acquisition and literacy competency – essential precursors to overall academic achievement and long-term success across all subject areas. Childsplay believes that by continuing to create strikingly original theatre and connecting to young people’s learning potential, we can build a generation of creative learners, innovative thinkers and dynamic leaders.

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Teatro Bravo is a Latinx, Chicanx, Theatre Company in Phoenix, Arizona. They create and elevate unapologetically truthful and fearless Latinx artistry that reflects the complex portrait of their community. They provide brave, equitable, inclusive and accessible storytelling experiences that create brave spaces for artistic discovery and expression. Visit the company's website

 

Past Productions

The Snowy Day and Other Stories
The Snowy Day and Other Stories

Maddi's Fridge
Maddi's Fridge

Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Schoolhouse Rock Live!

The Snowy Day and Other Stories
The Snowy Day and Other Stories

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