Fantasy Festival XXVI : the winning plays of B Street Theatre’s annual playwriting contest for kids will be performed.
Admission is free and the public is invited.
Founded in 1986, B Street Theatre School Tour performs 12 times per week, 38 weeks per year in schools, hospitals and public places reaching approximately 200,000 children annually. Since its inception, the School Tour has played for over three million children in Northern California. The performances are a great way to introduce children to live theatre by expressing the art of telling stories on stage.
Watch a video clip of a past production, It’s All Greek to Me
In addition to producing professional touring productions, B Street Theatre holds an annual playwriting festival and contest for students. The festival was created to provide a forum for the dramatic voice of youth and to assist children in developing literary skills, problem solving techniques, and a mode of artistic expression. This process stimulates the intellect and enhances self-esteem by providing validation of creative ideas and work efforts. Selected plays are performed during the Spring School Tour, and a special show-case performance is held at B Street Theatre in Sacramento.
If you would like more information about the B Street Theatre School Tour and Playwriting Festival, please call us at (916) 442-5635.
Californians will once again have the opportunity to support the California Arts Council and its arts programs for children through their state individual tax refund. Sept. 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Senate Bill 571 (Senator Carol Liu, La Canada Flintridge), returning the arts to the voluntary contribution portion of California tax return forms through the new "Keep Arts in Schools Fund." Donations are tax deductible and support Arts Council programs throughout the state.
The Sierra County Arts Council is now showing short films by local filmmakers at its movie nights! If you are a local artist, animator, or photographer, and have a short feature (less than 10 minutes) that you would like to show, please contact the Arts Council.