BALANCE Edutainment and BALANCE Films are making the Pacha’s Pajamas musical script available to community theaters and schools worldwide. Performing groups are encouraged to adapt the script for their community by incorporating content to their communities and to crowdsource their own PACHA JAMMA festival, where performers — from their group, the community and/or audience speak — sing or dance from a Nature’s Eye TM perspective. The script is available royalty free to qualified educational programs, theater companies and clubs through June 21, 2014. The first performing group in each region will be highlighted. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Pilot: Destiny Arts, Oakland California
As the pilot performance in this program, nationally acclaimed youth theatre and dance troupe, Destiny Arts Center, is performing the Pacha’s Pajamas musical for their 2012 season. Destiny chose Pacha’s Pajamas because the story addresses social issues core to the daily experience of youth they serve.
For the Pacha’s Pajamas show, Destiny added a section on asthma, an illness which severely impacts youth in West Oakland and the United States in general. In the original Pacha’s Pajamas script, Pacha has an asthma attack as she walks home from school. Destiny moved the scene to her parents’ apartment and augmented it with an informational skit providing asthma facts.
For more information, see the blog post on Destiny’s performances.