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Green Thumb Theatre

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

For over 45 years, Green Thumb Theatre has been creating and producing plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth, and young adults. They provide theatre that celebrates the language and stories of today's generation, stimulating empathy, debate, and critical thinking. Green Thumb is one of Canada's foremost creators of theatre for young audiences. They have performed throughout Canada, the US, and 11 countries overseas.


Reviews

I have always found Green Thumb theatre to be excellent and thought-provoking. The theatre isn't always easy, and it allows for moments of discomfort- it provides authentic, timely, relevant fuel for the discussions and activities that teachers follow-up with. Mika Livingston, Vice-Principal, Manoah Steves Elementary
My students thought it was excellent; they were engaged, and understood the issues that were presented within the performance. They enjoyed the opportunity to be taken out of the classroom and learn in a different engaging way. Grade 5 Teacher
This show fit in perfectly with our PE 8/9 mental health curriculum. It gave our students a real life look at mental health in relation to anxiety and depression. It is so helpful to have a performance like this one in helping students understand the challenges faced by many of their peers. It is one thing to talk about it, another to see it. Secondary Counsellor (speaking about STILL/FALLING)

Performances & Workshops

Cranked

Grade Suitability: Grade 7-12
Duration: 45 minutes + 10-minute Q&A
Tech Requirements: A device to watch the performance on as well as a stable internet connection.
Fee Range: $120-$545 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$0.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$0.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$0.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$0.00
Vancouver Island North
$0.00
Interior
$0.00
North
$0.00
Kootenays
$0.00
Virtual
$75.00

Stan, a.k.a. "Definition" is a rising freestyle MC -- or at least he was, until his life's passion lost out to his drug habit. Now on the road to recovery and preparing for a come-back show, Stan confronts his demons and recounts his harrowing journey through the wild highs and deep lows of addiction. Using spoken word and hip hop, this pulse-pounding, full-sensory experience deals in the brutal realities of addiction and drug culture, and the redemption that can lie in recovery. This highly popular production has been updated for digital presentation and includes content addressing the current fentanyl and opioid crises. As addiction weaves its way through communities across BC, this powerful piece is more timely than ever. $75 for one class, $250 for 5 classes, $500 for unlimited classes

Like It Or Not by Katey Hoffman

Grade Suitability: K-9
Duration: 45 minutes + 10-minute Q&A
Capacity: 600+
Tech Requirements: Performing space approximately 25 feet wide, 25 feet deep and 12 feet high, adequate light in the performance area, two electrical outlets, set up 1 hour prior to performance.
Fee Range: $690-$790 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$645.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$745.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$745.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$745.00
Vancouver Island North
$745.00
Interior
$745.00
North
$745.00
Kootenays
$745.00
Virtual
$0.00

Best friends Leah and Zoey have been inseparable since kindergarten. They like all the same things: soccer, tacos, and well, soccer. But now that they're in Grade Five, Leah would rather spend more time posting pics with mega fashionista Makayla than on the soccer field. It makes Zoey wonder... Maybe their shared interests aren't so shared after all? This new comedy from the author of the Green Thumb hit, WHAT IF, takes a closer look at how young people can become more obsessed with how they're seen online than how they're seen "IRL", and explores what happens when two friends start to grow up and grow apart. Join Zoey, Leah, and Makayla as they try to navigate the pressures of finding out who they are in an increasingly virtual world, and try to understand how to not only accept the changes in their evolving friendships, but how to embrace them.

Still/Falling by Rachel Aberle

Grade Suitability: 7 - 12
Duration: 45 mins. +10 mins. Q&A
Tech Requirements: A device to watch the performance on as well as a stable internet connection.
Fee Range: $120-$545 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$0.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$0.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$0.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$0.00
Vancouver Island North
$0.00
Interior
$0.00
North
$0.00
Kootenays
$0.00
Virtual
$75.00

Nina has a great life. She loves her family, she does well in school, and her friends are awesome. But suddenly Nina starts feeling... off, and she finds herself slipping into a dark reality she cannot understand. Reimagined for a digital format in the style of a confessional online video, Green Thumb's award winning hit show offers a realistic, honest and bitingly funny look at the difference between 'teen angst' and mental illness, and the ways vulnerable kids can start to find their way out of the dark. In the midst of a pandemic and rising levels of depression and anxiety in young people, STILL/FALLING is a timely and important conversation starter. $75 for one class, $250 for 5 classes, $500 for unlimited classes

What If by Katey Hoffman

Grade Suitability: K - 9
Duration: 45 minutes + 10-minute Q&A
Capacity: 600 students
Tech Requirements: Performing space approximately 25 feet wide, 25 feet deep and 12 feet high, adequate light in the performance area, two electrical outlets,1 table, 2 chairs, set up 1 hour prior to start time.
Fee Range: $690-$790 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$645.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$745.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$745.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$745.00
Vancouver Island North
$745.00
Interior
$745.00
North
$745.00
Kootenays
$745.00
Virtual
$0.00

Every day, Nicky wakes up with knots in her stomach and worries in her brain. While most kids can't wait for recess so they can hit the playground, anxious Nicky would rather spend her time safely hidden away in the school's sick room with her Big Book of Birds. In the sick room, Nicky can enjoy her routine in peace and quiet -- but when Milo, a rambunctious boy with diabetes, comes barreling into her life, Nicky's peace and quiet turns to chaos! At first, these polar opposites' worlds collide, but as time goes on, cautious Nicky and adventurous Milo both come to discover they may have more to learn from each other than they think.

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