The Ant and the Grasshopper, 2019

Imaginary Theatre Company

ITC_Logo_Preferred_cmyk.pngImaginary Theatre Company (ITC) is The Rep’s resident professional touring ensemble. Through the use of literature, folk tales, fairy tales and new adaptations of classic works, ITC is committed to bringing the very finest in theatre for young audiences to nearly 20,000 students each season.

The unfortunate conditions of the past 18 months have paused our ability to tour, but not our ability to produce. Therefore, we are proud to present our VIRTUAL 2021-2022 ITC season. We are also proud to extend this experience to community groups and organizations of all sizes. We encourage early learning centers, daycares, schools, churches, and other youth-centered programs to consider this performance for your youth groups. For more information for organizations and non-traditional learning centers, CLICK HERE


2021-2022 SEASON ITC PROGRAMS


Puss in Boots

Written by Jennifer Cameron
Music by Nathan A. Roberts

Recommended for grades K-3
60 minutes in length

Available for Streaming: Spring 2022

Everyone’s favorite feline fable is here to charm and beguile! The miller’s son is not finding life easy, with barely a penny to his name and no inheritance from his father, save for a useless cat and a pair of too-small boots. But this cat hides a secret: She can talk! And sing! And she has a plan to take them from the poorhouse to a princely castle. But how long can this extraordinary kitty keep up the ruse before the cat is out of the bag? Invite your class to share the legend of Puss in Boots!

Curriculum Connections:

  • Classic fairy tales
  • Themes of survival, trust and the importance of honesty
  • Adaptations of well-known stories

Tomás and the Library Lady

Adapted by José Cruz Gonzalez
From the book by Pat Mora

Recommended for grades 4-6
60 minutes in length

Available for Streaming: Spring 2022

Dive into a fantastical world of books in this celebratory true story. As Tomás’ family heads north to Iowa for work, they find fewer and fewer people who speak their native Spanish language. Looking for a place to fit in, Tomás finds a new passion when he befriends a librarian who introduces him to the magical world of books. This enchanting story adventures through the pages of towering dinosaurs and ferocious tigers, igniting Tomás’ imagination and bringing the audience along for the ride.

Curriculum Connections:

  • Biographical narratives
  • Context: Migrant workers in the United States, 1930s-1940s
  • Themes of friendship and human connection, hard work and overcoming adversity
  • Appreciate of languages, including Spanish, English and German
  • Exploring new worlds through stories

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FIELD TRIP PACKAGE

For the 2021 season, ITC will be available to stream in your very own classroom, giving you an intimately engaging theatrical experience like no other! The Virtual Classroom Field Trip Package includes the following:

PRODUCTION OF PUSS IN BOOTS OR TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY

Stream a fully-produced production of one or both of our ITC shows via an exclusive one-time link. Project the performance from your computer or mobile device to create the ultimate screening experience.

STUDY GUIDE/CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Digital study guides include information on the play and production, as well as activity suggestions and worksheets for classroom use. Educators are able to modify these tools to meet the needs of their students/classroom curriculum.

INTERVIEWS WITH THE ARTISTS

Hear from the actors who bring ITC to life as they discuss their work on the shows and their artistry.

BACKSTAGE TOUR OF THE REP

Take a look behind-the-scenes at The Rep and discover how all of the creative magic happens to bring ITC and other shows to life!

Booking Information​

ITC virtual productions are recommended for classes no larger than 30 students. Once the booking is complete, schools will be invoiced for the performance. Payment can be completed by contacting The Rep’s box office, 314-968-4925.

PRICING FOR THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FIELD TRIP PACKAGE

Fees vary, depending on audience size and organization type. Adjustable pricing models exist for Title-I schools, all-school assemblies, and community organizations such as childcare centers, libraries, and churches.

INTERESTED IN REGISTERING YOUR CLASS OR LEARNING MORE? PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW.


For any additional questions, please email the Department of Learning and Community Engagement, education@repstl.org.