A new kind of theatre for young people
Frozen Carrots (Grades K-8)
"The performers were prompt, professional and incredible on stage. Our students were engaged and entranced - the kids connected with the content of the show, moved by the information about hunger in Oregon and their opportunity to contribute to the solution. We expect excellent participation in our food drive because of the great experience viewing Frozen Carrots. I was highly impressed."
- SD, CedarOak Park Primary School, West Linn
A musical play by Andrew Berkowitz, based on a concept by Ruth
Jenkins. Lyrics by Andrew Berkowitz; original music and stage direction by
People's Theatre brings the subject of hunger in Oregon (and Southwest Washington) to young
audiences in a thoughtful, funny and touching story of how kids can
make a very real difference in their community.
Presented in partnership with Oregon Food Bank.
Available in March - May, 2011. Read more here.
I Just Don't Buy That (Grades 6-8)
In partnership with Metro. Andrew Berkowitz wrote the book and Patrick Short wrote the music, directed and produced. It's all about REDUCING by being smart and skeptical consumers. The play premiered on March 19, 2010 and is available for 6-8th grade schools from now through May, 2012. Interested? Call us at 503.236.8888 or e-mail (sadie at portlandcomedy.com). More info here.
Jordan's Quest (Grades 3-5)
New for 2011! This musical play is currently in the manufacturing process, in partnership with Metro. It premieres March 19, 2011 and will play through May 2014. Interested? Call us at 503.236.8888 or e-mail (sadie at portlandcomedy.com). More info
Sky Orbison and the Earth Protectors (Grades K-5)
A 2007 play developed in partnership with Metro, aimed at the K-5 crowd. Sky Orbison
tackles reducing, reusing and recycling in an interactive setting with
original music. Written by Andrew Berkowitz with music by Patrick Short. Sky Orbison
premiered April 20, 2007, has played in over 130 schools and is available for purchase now.
New Canadian Kid (Grades K-8)
"One of the best school assemblies I've ever seen."
- SR, teacher, Jason Lee
play by Dennis Foon, based on a concept by Jane Howard Baker.
First produced by Green Thumb Theatre in Vancouver, BC, New Canadian
Kid is a wonderful play about immigration, bullying, change and
adaptation, wrapped in a hilarious and moving story.
Kid is not available this season, but may return in the future. Read more here.