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To book an Outreach Tour performance call:
805-928-7731 ext. 3156
or email:

Enhancing education through live theatre for over 50 years!

PCPA's Education Outreach Tour
Spring 2022

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For Grades K-8

Dr. Francisco Jiménez'
Breaking Through

Adapted for the stage by Leo Cortez

Director - Marilet Martinez
Stage Manager - Laura Danek
Cast -
Noah Esquivel
Brooke Johnson
Stephanie Roman
Jonathan Valerio

Clips from PCPA's Outreach Tour - The Circuit

In this powerful sequel to The Circuit, Breaking Through recounts the Jimenez family's journey back into the United States after having been deported to Mexico. This time the family applies for legal entry to the United States, with no more fear of "La Migra". In the months and years that follow, Francisco learns that the great opportunities America can offer do not come easily. As a student in Santa Maria High School, he discovers his passion for literature and education and is encouraged by his teachers to apply for colleges. However, living in poverty and working long hours of field labor, a division is created between father and son. Francisco's dream of going to college is shattered when his father makes it clear they will face financial ruin if the family does not stay together.

Breaking Through explores the topics of literature, reading, English as a second language, social injustice, prejudice, cultural differences and Santa Maria history.

The PCPA Outreach Tour brings the experience of professional live theatre right to your school. Students get a front row seat to plays that are written just for them, and performed by PCPA's Actor's Ensemble. Included with your booking is a link to a digital Study Guide for teachers and students to download. Filled with "show specific" educational material that will tie into the grade specific, arts, literature, history and reading curriculum. Teachers for all grade levels can make use for Pre-performance and Post-performance lesson plans, activities and class discussions about the play. And every performance includes a brief Question and Answer session after the performance between actors and students.

Breaking Through run time is approximately 50 mins.
Bookings available : February 1st - March 11, 2022 (Monday-Friday)
One Performance
Two Performances
Three Performances
Four Performances*
*Please note: If booking more than three performances, the additional shows must be booked on a separate day.

PCPA Education Outreach tour - Spring 2022
is funded in part through the donations and grants from the following:

National Endowment for the Arts, The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, Edwin & Jeanne Woods Family Foundation.
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To book an Outreach Tour performance call:
805-928-7731 ext. 3156
or e-mail:

About the Outreach Tour:

•Theatre Interns in the PCPA program perform in the Outreach touring shows.

•Productions are adaptable to perform in multipurpose rooms, libraries or auditoriums.

•Teacher's Guides are provided online to assist teachers with pre- and post- performance activities.

•Post-performance discussions with the actors are offered as part of the package.
•Maximum audience attendance must be limited to 300 per performance.

•We prefer a minimum performance space that is no smaller then 20 feet by 20 feet, and require 8' 6" in height.

•Performances are scheduled Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

•Bookings in the evening (after 5:00 p.m.) or weekends, are subject to a fee increase of $150.00 per performance, and only if the booking date fits into our touring schedule.

•Bookings outside of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are also subject to an increase in booking fees. Amount depends on the distance traveled, overnight accommodations (if needed), and fuel costs.

•Public schools in Santa Barbara County may be eligible for a discount toward booking costs through the Children’s Creative Project. For more information, call the Children’s Creative Project: Santa Barbara County Office, (805) 964-4711.
The Office of Education
(805) 928-7731 ext. 3156
Business Office
805 928-7731
Box Office
805 922-8313

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