JACKED!

Written by Idris Goodwin

Produced by Metro Theatre Company

From St. Louis, MO

Jacked!
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Jacked! performers The Knuckles
Jacked! performers The Knuckles

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DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT 

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

It’s Jack and the Beanstalk with a modern-day twist. When his farm can’t feed him, his community can’t support him, and his mother can’t take care of him, Jack takes matters into his own hands. After climbing the beanstalk and stealing the giant’s goose, Jack flees home and discovers that the goose’s golden eggs have a mysterious, intoxicating power over the adults around him that turns his world upside down. How can something so good make everything bad? Can Jack turn things around to save his village? 

 

Written by Idris Goodwin, Jacked! fuses storytelling, poetry, and visual art with nonstop hip-hop and break-beat music. This animated play is a fresh, energetic and timely take on a classic fairy tale that encourages a gentle dialogue for children about substance abuse and its effects on our communities.

Resources
About the Company

Best for: Grades K-6th (5-11 years)

Jacked! preview

Scenes from Jacked!

Contact us to preview the full length performance video.

Curriculum Connections

  • Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Illustration, Animation, Theatre, Film, Music, Voice Over Performance

  • Language Arts: Spoken Word, Poetry,  Fairy Tales

  • History/Social Studies: Gold Standard, Trickle Down Economics, Taxes, Substance Abuse and its impact on communities.

  • Social/Emotional Learning Development: Bravery, Resilience, Community, Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self Management, and Relationship Skills.

 

Outreach and Workshops

 

Please contact us if additional remote outreach or workshops is something you'd like to explore. A member of the creative team may be available to deliver pre or post show workshops for participating schools. Please connect with us about outreach activities that best engage your teachers and schools. 

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.

 
 

Artistic Team

Cast
Jack – Jarris L. Williams
Ensemble – The Knuckles

Production Team
Director – Jamie McKittrick
Soundtrack and musical direction by Jackie “Jackpot” Sharp
Visual Artist – Nicholas Kryah
Costume Designer – Dorathy L. Johnston
Animation Designer/Video editor – Michael Tran
Sound Engineer — Ben Arnold
Stage Manager – Jimmy Bernatowicz

Critical Acclaim 

Coming soon!

 
 

Company History

Since 1973, Metro Theater Company has been creating professional theater that respects young people’s intelligence, tells compelling stories, stimulates curiosity and provokes thoughtful reflection. The Company has reached a total audience of more than 2 million and has a national reputation for excellence in the field of professional theater for young audiences. Metro Theater Company has received major honors and awards, both locally and nationally. The company is led by Artistic Director Julia Flood and Managing Director Joe Gfaller.

 

In nearly four decades, Metro Theater Company has toured nearly 40 productions – over 30 of them original works – to 41 states, as well as to Canada, Italy, Japan, and Taiwan. Two million people across the country and around the world have seen our work. We still make theater, and we still tour, now primarily throughout the St. Louis metropolitan region, as well as outlying communities in Missouri and southern Illinois.

For more information, please visit the company's website here.