Outreach Productions offers a wide variety of youth programming in the Austin area. We believe in using the arts to encourage reading and writing development in children 3-14 years old. Outreach Productions goal is to provide meaningful community art showcases and stories as a means to increase exposure and representation to underrepresented artists including Black, POC and women artists.
Enjoy our Virtual Christmas show and Kwanzaa Craft!
2023 Upcoming Projects!
All Aboard Youth is the K-12 component of the Freedom Communities project. Austin Black Freedom Communities is a feature-length documentary about communities built by formerly enslaved African Americans during the reconstruction era. These communities were constructed with little resources from the ground up and included churches, schools, and stores. They were self-sufficient and built vital infrastructures. The All Aboard project will invite youth and adolescents to respond to the film and web-series in their artistic expression of choice. This could include storytelling, writing, poetry, visual art, and dance.
Watch our concept trailer for Austin Black Freedom Communities
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Outreach Productions Presents
Black History Month
Who is Aesop?
This Fall Outreach Productions Presents: The Stone Soup Puppet Show
If you are enjoying our puppet shows, feel free to make a donation via paypal. Donations help us create more shows and 'tis the time for giving and sharing. Click here to make a donation.
STONE SOUP PUPPET SHOW
Watch the video below!
This Halloween make a fun creepy crawler moth craft!
Watch the video below!
Watch our latest puppet show: Mumba Tales!
We hope you’ve enjoyed creating fun and easy crafts for Mumba Tales! Did you know there is a lesson plan that goes with it? Check out our TEKS aligned lesson plans to make creating your crafts, not just fun, but educational! Don’t forget! Click Here to purchase Mumba Tales on Amazon.
Watch the videos below to make fun crafts from the above books!
And The (Puppet) Show Must Go On...
Check out some of our favorite Outreach Productions puppet shows! Do you want to book a traditional puppet show for your school, daycare, or child's party? We can do that! Fill out our form and request a show here.
Watch the puppet show “The Monkey and the Crocodile” by Paul Galdone below.
Don’t’ forget to stick around after the puppet show and make the crocodile craft. Check out our Folktrails lessons about Juneteenth.
Make the craft from the puppet show!
Watch the video below to learn how
to make your own crocodile!
Story time with Storyteller Joanie Stewart
One of our best storytellers, Ms. Joanie Stewart, will end our Summer Reading Program with a lesson that falls under Folktales. She will discuss folktales and fairytales as well as explain their origins and their long history of helping us break the boundaries of time and culture. Afterward, Joanie will tell us some stories. After Joanie presents the story "Too Much Talk", we will end with a fairy craft. Make a craft and have fun!
We are excited to introduce two very special children's programs running this Summer and Fall. Click to learn more about our Reading Club and Juneteenth show.
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For additional information on our services, please fill out our contact form here or contact Deborah Orr at 512.284.5707