Engage in a constructive discussion about respect and tolerance with this unique depiction of an immigrant family from a fictitious place called “Homeland.” When the family arrives in America, they discover a new culture and unexpected prejudice against Homelanders. New Kid cleverly shows Homelanders speaking English while the Americans speak a made-up gibberish language, allowing students to understand what it is like to be overwhelmed by a new language and new customs. This program can be the necessary spark for a conversation with students about moving to a new place, being the outsider, and making and keeping friends.
Both poignant and funny, this play is an international favorite and has been performed world-wide. New Kid is winner of the Reuters Festival Choice Award for Best Children’s Production at the 1997 Dublin Theatre Festival.
Available October 2017 through April 2018.
Price & Info
Assembly Price: $905
Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1,460
Travel Fee: $75 per day
Audience Limit: 300
Program Length: 60 minutes with Q & A
Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Arts Appreciation Month
Character Education Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
Visual & Performing Arts
Clean swept stage or performance area (if a gym floor, please have the performance space marked out). 25-ft. by 25-ft. performing space and 2 electrical outlets nearby. Artist arrives 90 minutes early to set up. Contact must be present when tour arrives.