Stage Presentation Tours
by Junot Díaz
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel chronicles the life of Oscar de Leon, an overweight Dominican boy growing up in Paterson, New Jersey who is obsessed with science fiction and fantasy novels, falling in love, and the curse that has plagued his family for generations.
by Lois Lowry
In a dystopian world where all is the same, twelve-year-old Jonas is selected to receive the memories of a far different life.
by Richard Wright
A verbatim adaptation of the classic American autobiographical work, Black Boy dramatizes Richard Wright's journey from childhood innocence to adulthood in the Jim Crow South. The issues addressed in this novel still resonate in today's cultural dialogue.
by Sherman Alexie
Zits, an orphaned mixed-race Native American teen, travels through history to discover an alternative to his contemplated acts of violence.
by Harriet Jacobs
This celebrated slave narrative includes the author's account of the seven years she spend hiding out as a fugitive in her grandmother's attic.
by Frank McCourt
Frank McCourt, a dedicated teacher, charming storyteller, and eloquent writer, shares the riches of his thirty years, five-days-a- week experience in public high school classrooms. A modest man; “I thought I was teaching. I was learning,” he says as he and students take us on a journey laced with humor and fueled by a heart of unlimited circumference.
by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle a unique memoir of survival and resiliency told through the eyes of a young girl. It is the saga of the restless Walls family, led by a crusty eccentric and his volatile artist wife. The author, Jeannette Walls, and her siblings are often left to fend for themselves as the family’s precarious lifestyle necessitates frequently doing “the skedaddle.” Meanwhile, they cherish the vision of “genius” Dad’s creation of a fabulous home, the glass castle.
by Khaled Hosseini
From the first novel about contemporary Afghanistan to be written in English, this performance dramatically portrays the relationship of two boys - Amir, a privileged Pashtun and Hassan, a Hazara servant. Surprising events occur with the backdrop of 1970's Afghanistan in turmoil.
by Sue Monk Kidd
In this New York Times bestseller set during the Civil Rights Movement, a young girl's search for the truth about her mother leads her to three beekeeping sisters and the discovery of the real meaning of family.
by Tim O'Brien
This masterwork of contemporary literature is a collection of short pieces about the character, Tim O'Brien, and his experiences surrounding the Vietnam War. He presents a blurred line between truth and reality, fact and fiction, that makes his journey unforgettable.
by Laurence Holder
Zora Neale Hurston was one of the most important and celebrated figures to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. Outspoken, spirited and gifted, Ms. Hurston was a prolific African-American writer of the 1930’s, her books defining the black American experience. In this dramatic biography, Zora invites the audience into her exemplary life, rich with folklore, intimate portraits of her contemporaries, and excerpts from her significant body of literary work.
by Assorted Authors
In addition to our current roster, we offer several other theatre-based educational experiences of classic American literature in our Living Library.
The 2011-12 Season
The American Place Theatre's Literature to Life is a performance-based literacy program that presents verbatim adaptations of significant American literary works.
Book a presentation
Click the link below to fill out our Booking Inquiry Form and our education department will contact you within 48 hours to begin the booking process.
If you would like to speak with our education department, please contact our Company Manager/Outreach Coordinator, Rob Bradshaw at 212-594-4482 x10.
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WHEN does it happen?
- 15-minute pre-show interactive discussion
- 1-hour performance (Actual length may vary slightly.)
- 15-minute facilitated post-show interactive discussion
- There is typically no set production calendar, and performances can be scheduled throughout the year on request.
- When booking, please allow at least 2 weeks in advance for New York performances, and 3 weeks for National Tours.
The Kite Runner-WIOct 29
When: October 29, 2012 at 2:56pm
For ticket and reservation information please visit the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire website.
Bring Literature to Life to your school! Visit The Kite Runner Roster Page to fill out a booking inquiry form.
To connect with audiences, artists and media: http://www.literaturetolife.org/kite