Born in The Classroom
Live On Stage
Summer Break Theatre was formed in 2018 by a small group of Theatre educators with the goal to provide a creative outlet to teachers through the lens of performance. From here, ideas were developed to form a collective to foster creativity through events and performances for teachers.
Summer Break Theatre aims to engage in events that serve the overworked and under-resourced Austin area teaching community. Through productions and events that provide creative outlets and celebrate their work, SBT helps foster the mental health of teachers while raising funds that support them both inside and outside the classroom.
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH SBT
Below are some highlights of what we've done in 4 short years:
We were the first theatre company in Austin to feature our original play: Going the Distance (a play about teaching online, that was online) on a movie screen (Blue Starlite Drive-In) during 2020
We had a sold-out premiere of Teacher Confessions; allowing teachers to perform true stories from the frontlines of teaching. We raised money for $300+ in gift cards for teachers
Our first-annual Adult Prom raised money for a teacher’s medical bills. Thanks to the sponsorship of The Baker School, we will now be able to hold this prom every year for a selected recipient teacher in need.
We sold out performances of The Dating Project by Max Langert at Hyde Park Theatre.
We have begun to build our service fund for the "Classroom grant" for teachers - all thanks to our grassroots supporters and you. But, because we are a new theatre company; we do not qualify for any City of Austin funding and we need support to grow.
However, due to the ongoing slash of City of Austin funding to the arts, SBT will not be able to receive any funding until at least 2024. We rely on our generous supporters and friends to grow
Please visit the link below to contribute. All donations are tax deductible through ACA!
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Sponsor a Teacher: Amazon Gift Cards
Hooray! A very special thank you to our generous donors who have made the Amazon gift card drive possible: Amado DeHoyos, Devrah Otten, Brandon Hobratschk, and anonymous donors; + SBT - with our collaboration, we have been able to provide $25 gift cards to 45 teachers!
Missed your chance to sign up? Not to worry! We will hold another Amazon gift card drive in spring 2023 - stay tuned for more details!
Thank you for all that you do as educators!