The award-winning Seattle Book-It Repertory Theatre is coming to SWHS with A Splash of Red in January. This “Theater for Young Audiences” production will play on the SWHS main stage and offer related curriculum-based workshops just in time for Black History Month.
A Splash of Red is a play based on Jen Bryant’s story about Horace Pippin, “an African American painter born in Pennsylvania in 1888. As a child, he loved to draw pictures for his sisters, his classmates, and his co-workers. Even during World War I, he filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches…until he was shot. Witness Pippin’s incredible true story of triumph when not even an injured arm could keep him from his art.”
We are excited to bring this opportunity to our local students through the generosity of a grant from Humanities Washington in Seattle.
South Whidbey Schools Foundation awarded us a grant to provide five additional workshops for our January presentation of A Splash of Red, as well as books for 21 classrooms!