Building Better People Productions is excited to bring you our 2020-21 season of shows, all streaming! As this time brings changes, we will be adding to the list of exciting positive entertainment as the months go by! Keep checking.
The Queens, The Cake, and Zak the Yak
Developed and written by Lynne Streeter Childress, Caren Hearne, and Michael Marra
Starring Lynne Streeter Childress and Caren Hearne
Directed by Michael Marra
Building Better People Productions and Mariposa Theatre for Young Audiences are pleased to bring you The Queens, The Cake, and Zak the Yak, an interactive Zoom-based theatre experience for families with kids from 5-11 years old (or kids of all ages). Audiences will help the rulers of two mythical kingdoms put their differences aside in a story about friendship, disagreements, and working together. Each performance will accommodate no more than 10 families, giving the most personal, fun, cooperative experience possible!
This production is made possible by a generous grant from Anne Arundel County Maryland and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.
- May 14 and 21 at 7pm
- May 15 and 22 at 10am and 1pm
Pay What You Can Pricing: minimum $10
Get your tickets at https://mariposatheatre.org/2021-season
Friendlier Fables and Thoughtful Tales
Thursday, February 25 at 10 AM EST; Thursday, March 25 at 1 PM EST; Thursday, April 22 at 10 AM EST
Written by Rissa Miller, Ricardo Rivera, and Lynne Streeter Childress
Join us for a collection of updated versions of some of your favorite kid stories, told with kinder twists. Cheer on friends like our not-so-ugly duckling and a boy who cries wolf for reasons you might not expect as they learn to respect themselves and others in a funny, touching, engaging show for all ages!
Twins Talk About Stuff: Featuring Leslie Gray Streeter, Author of “Black Widow”, and her sister, Playwright and Actor, Lynne Streeter Childress
Monday, March 1, 7 PM EST
$15 tickets for your https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/46751
Join us for a conversation between Lynne Streeter Childress, artistic director of Building Better People Productions and her twin sister, Leslie Gray Streeter, author of “Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like ‘Journey’ in the Title”. They will talk about the recent paperback release of “Black Widow”, grief, parenting, race, the best member of Duran Duran, and many other things. There will be a Q&A at the end over chat. Audience members will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of “Black Widow! Book available at https://www.amazon.com/Black-Widow-Sad-Funny-Journey-Normally/dp/0316490717, or your local small bookstore. This event is geared for kids ages 10+, and adults.
We Got It! A Show About Empathy
November 14, 2020, 1 PM EST, Livestreaming!
The show that made Building Better People us is back, and we are so excited to bring it to you, live-streamed! This performance is in honor of World Kindness Day and presented in partnership with The Big Read of Anne Arundel County. Join us for an adventure in self-worth and empathy and all of those things that add up to all-around understanding, through several tales filled with music and laughter and a giant stuffed animal or two.
Tickets are $15, and get you access to the show for your whole family! Get yours at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/41944
The Gift of the Mad Guy
December 5, 2020, at 1 PM EST, Livestreaming!
It’s our annual holiday show! Learn about generosity through the hilarious story of Jack, a gift-crazed child who believes that Christmas is about giving — specifically to HIM — until he is promised a REALLY big gift if he gives 3 of his gifts away to others. Will Jack learn that the holidays are about more than getting?
Tickets are $15, and get you access to the live stream for you and your whole family! Get yours at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/42328
At 4 PM EST on November 12, in honor of World Reader Day, children’s author Tina Streeter will be doing a reading of her book, Gillespie Dancing, on Facebook Live. You can watch for free on Building Better People Productions’ Facebook Page!