Born in The Classroom.
Live On Stage.
Summer Break Theatre began as a simple focus: Teachers work hard, and we all know this. We can sometimes take for granted, however, how much time educators from all disciplines focus on others throughout the year – from their students, to school functions and responsibilities, add that to trying to balance family and friends and it can become challenging for educators to find a creative outlet for themselves. In the fall/spring of 2017-2018, a small group of Theatre Directors (and friends) began conversations with the goal to produce plays that consisted entirely of teachers in the cast/crew, since we had the time. From here, ideas were developed to form a collective and produce diverse material for the community, where all teachers were welcome to join in and express themselves creatively through performance. This company is not just for Theatre teachers! Any teachers can join us.
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Update to our supporters:
Due to Austin Public Health's updated Covid safety guidelines, Summer Break Theatre has made the difficult decision to condense our show, Teacher Confessions, to a one-night limited engagement on July 30 and cancel our show, Saturday, July 31. As a theatre company, we are extremely disappointed that we are not able to perform for you in "normal" circumstances and we would love nothing more than to share our work on stage with the general public, but SBT is committed to offering performances in spaces deemed safe for our patrons, staff, crew and cast. Consequently, Friday's show on July 30 will be our only show so we are better able to implement safety protocols. Rest assured, SBT can’t wait to be out in front of EVERYONE performing and doing what we love as soon as it is safe to do so. Thank you so much from all of us for continuing to support us as a new company during these challenging times. We could not do it without your support. Take care of yourselves and each other!
And now, onto the show....
Inspired from such great productions as Austin Secrets, Bedtime Confessions, StoryCorps and more, Teacher Confessions celebrates teachers and our stories from the front-lines. From funny, serious, poignant, or provocative, we will welcome those serious, absurd, comedic and even baffling confessions - we want to highlight teachers' personal stories. All stories are treated with respect through our performance.
In this special limited engagement, we will highlight YOU, the teacher, by performing selected stories live in a variety-style show; celebrating the personal experiences and powerful impact that you have in the classroom and beyond.
July 30, 7:30pm
The Baker School (Alamo Drafthouse offices!)
3908 Avenue B, Austin; TX 78751
- in the cafetorium. It's perfect.
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This show will also serve to support future productions
and our teacher classroom fund, with the long-term goal
to provide teachers with micro grants for their work.
You may also donate below - we appreciate you!