READS: Parrot in the oven
We want you!
In Fall 2011 16th Street joins the Berwyn
in leading a community wide artistic exploration
of the Berwyn Reads book of the year,
Parrot In The Oven
by Victor Martinez.
Additional community partners include Morton High School,
Gallery 16, and the North Berwyn Park District.
During the fall, community groups from across Berwyn will
read and discuss Parrot in the Oven and, with the aid of
a professional teaching artist, create a performance piece
that brings each chapter of the book to life.
The project will culminate in a community performance at
FitzGerald’s on Sat, Nov 5th at 12:00 pm
You can help support this project
our Berwyn community and Morton High School by joining us
as a Partner Organization, Community Sponsor, Teaching Artist
Email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Ann at (708) 795-6704 x105 to participate.
We are looking for local businesses to join us as sponsors
of our Morton HS student groups. Sponsorship of a student
group allows us to hire teaching artists to lead the students,
provide project coordination to each of the groups, and
making the finale performance possible.
$250 Chapter Sponsor
Sponsor one of the Chapters presented at FitzGerald’s!
Business recognized by name on 16th Street Theater website,
listed in email blast, logo in program and announced prior
$500 Class Sponsor
Sponsor an entire class at Morton HS to participate at FitzGerald’s
and at Morton High School!
Business recognized by logo on 16th Street Theater website,
logo in email blast, logo in program, logo on signage at
FitzGerald’s, and business recognized prior to performance.
Sign-up by Friday, Aug 12 to get logo in Printed Materials
distributed by library!
Call Ann at (708) 795-6704 x105 or email email@example.com
We still have room for additional community groups to join
us as performers. Participants of all ages (13 and up recommended)
and backgrounds are welcome – interested organizations are
encouraged to contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
to get more details. No experience necessary!
Groups should have at least 8 participants with a maximum
of 20. Teaching artist meets with your group from 4 – 8
times to rehearse bringing your chapter of the book to life.
Must be available for final performance on Sat Nov 5 at
If you are a teaching artist and you would like to be considered
as an artistic leader of one of our groups, please email
your resume and a cover letter to Jessica Mondres at email@example.com
Artists fluent in both Spanish and English are particularly
encouraged to submit.
Email Jessica Mondres, Outreach Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
to get involved or for more information!
16th Street Theater is under the umbrella of the Berwyn
Cultural Center, a part of the North
Berwyn Park District