Month: October 2020

Trinity Theatre Company Announces Partnership with San Diego Public Library for “Storytime Sunday” Initiative

[October 9, 2020] Trinity Theatre Company has announced a new partnership with San Diego Public Library. SDPL will be supporting and promoting TTC’s “Storytime Sunday” programming, designed for children ages 12. The aim of this partnership is to bring diverse, engaging storytelling to the greater San Diego community.

Trinity Theatre Company’s Storytime Sunday initiative, which began in August 2020, presents popular children’s stories every other Sunday via Zoom, in an artistic, fun, engaging way for children ages 12 and under and their parents. All Storytime events are free to attend, although donations are encouraged. 

Each Storytime Sunday features two segments. The gathering begins with an ethnically diverse book reading of the show, led by Kitabu Club Adventures, and its founder KenNath Holness.

“I met KenNath through my nephew’s participation in Kitabu (Pre-COVID),” says Associate Artistic Director, Kandace Crystal. “Watching her give her zawadi to these kids by telling these stories – -I knew I wanted to work with her one day.  Seeing myself in books and media were not commonplace until adulthood.  Through Kitabu, we have an opportunity to create a world with true equity for our youngest, most impressionable patrons to see themselves while exploring each other’s cultures, habits, and trends.”

The book reading is followed by a performance of the story by a cast of animated actors, who have rehearsed the performance, sometimes for up to four weeks, in a highly visual and interactive way.

“It’s fun for all ages and families are encouraged to watch together,” says Crystal. 

Trinity’s “Storytime Sunday” initiative kicked off in August, with their first story, “Little Red Riding Hood.” Now, as a result of high attendance and community engagement, Storytime Sundays are planned out through the end of the year, with three other stories making their Storytime debut.

After a successful first month of programming, Trinity Theatre Company reached out to San Diego Public Library to broaden viewership and reach out to the greater community. San Diego Public Library is a public library system that serves the city of San Diego, and encompasses over 30 library locations, including Rancho Penasquitos Library, Balboa Library, Mountainview/Beckwourth Library, Clairemont Library, City Heights Library, and more. 

One of Trinity Theatre Company’s current staff members, Sara Feldman, is a past volunteer at the Carmel Valley branch library, and spearheaded the partnership.

“As a lover of reading and libraries, I have seen the benefits of reading and teaching others through literature,” says Feldman. “My hope through our Storytime program is to show children a new way in which fairy tales can come alive and in turn connect it with morals that can be learned and most importantly how fairy tales change in different cultures.”

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinity Theatre Company has strived to continue to innovate and find ways to bring art to the community, while respecting social distancing.

These efforts have resulted in a nimble and comprehensive transition from in-person to virtual programming, with educational theatre camps, community programming, and live performances now being offered completely through Zoom. 

The next Storytime Sunday performance will take place on Sunday, October 18, with the story of “The Lion and The Mouse.” Based on the Aesop Fable, The Lion and the Mouse is the story of a young mouse who meets a mighty lion. The lion, unable to make friends, hides away, but learns that friends come in all shapes and sizes.

Lion and the Mouse

To learn more about Trinity Theatre Company’s virtual Arts Education initiatives, and to reserve tickets to upcoming Storytime Sunday events, visit trinityttc.org/zoom. 


About Trinity Theatre Company

Trinity Theatre Company (TTC) renders productions of great societal value in hopes of unifying friends, family, and community. TTC believes all individuals wishing to participate in the performing arts should have a venue in which they inspire and are inspired. Our shows merge the talents of seasoned performers as well as spirited newcomers, jointly engaged in both performance and technical aspects of theatre.

Trinity Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Consider making a donation today to support our Mission at trinityttc.org/donate

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Trinity Theatre Company Launches “TTC Insider’s Club”

[October 5, 2020] — Earlier this week, Trinity Theatre Company Announced the launch of the “TTC Insider’s Club” – a monthly multi-tiered membership program that gives you insider access to our Online Library, as well as free admission to Trinity Theatre Company virtual performances and discounts on Arts Education programming.

Trinity Theatre Company Insider's Club

“Through the TTC Insider’s Club, we hope to match the school model of “asynchronous learning”, meeting the avid arts fan with a schedule that works for them. These videos provide education from working professionals; entertainment opportunities on demand, and a method to stay connected with the Trinity family,” said Trinity Theatre Company Artistic Director, Sean Boyd.

What Are the Benefits of Joining the TTC Insider’s Club?

-Access to technique & training videos – from our staff on topics like: audition technique, how to choose a monologue, and more!

-Access to exclusive Masterclasses with esteemed professionals at other theaters and organizations in San Diego

-Access to past virtual shows to watch whenever you’d like

-Free access to current & new Zoom readings, like our upcoming Fall & Winter virtual seasons (Óir Level only)

-15% off discount on any Arts Education programming, like virtual show camp enrollment for kids and teens, virtual technique classes, and more! (Óir Level only)

How Much Does It Cost to Join the TTC Insider’s Club?

There are 2 tiers to join in the fun:

Silver Level (Airgead Level) – $15/month

-Access to all content in our Online Library

Gold Level (Óir Level) – $25+/month)

-Option to watch all virtual theatre productions for FREE (cost of admission is usually $10 per individual)

-Discounted access to Arts Education programming, summer and fall camps, and more
-Access to all content in our Online Library

How Do I Join the TTC Insider’s Club?

It’s easy! Simply visit our donations page at trinityttc.org/donate and select the box that says “I’d like to make an ongoing, recurring gift..”

If you contribute $15/month, you will gain access to the Airgead Level club membership

If you contribute $25/month (or more), you will gain access to the Óir Level club membership