Touring productions for actors in Grades 4 – 6

By Audition Only

Auditions for our 2023 company will be held:
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
3 pm – 6.30 pm by appointment


to sign up for a 20-minute audition slot.

Open to actors entering 4th – 6th grade, Out of the Box Productions is an audition-based, touring performance troupe that brings theater-for-social-change into the Brookline Public Schools and the surrounding community. A staple of the Brookline Public School calendar, Out of the Box has been touring annually since 2004. Each year two casts of 4th – 6th-grade actors travel an original show to all eight Brookline elementary schools, reaching nearly every K–6 student in Brookline. Recent productions include TECH MESSAGE (2022), DOWN IN THE DUMPS (2019), and TRUE TO YOU (2018).

We look for it in our teachers; We look for it in our elected officials; We look for it in our role models, and we strive to find it in ourselves. But what are we really looking for? What is leadership, and what does it actually mean to be a leader?

In recent years Out of the Box Productions has tackled Modern Technology, Environmental Sustainability, Integrity, Fear of Failure, Popularity, and Social Activism. This year’s production, FOLLOW THE LEADER – A Look Beyond Leadership, explores the ways in which anyone can be, and often is, a leader. In a world that places incredible value on amazing feats that few can accomplish, it can be easy to overlook and devalue the simple, everyday actions that make us leaders. Examining these small leadership moments, FOLLOW THE LEADER, shows how powerful, enduring, and worthy they are.


Monday – Friday, August 28 – September 1 from 9 AM – 12 PM
Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 3 PM – 6 PM
Fridays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 2 PM – 6 PM
Saturday, September 30 from 11 AM – 3.30 PM
Sunday, October 1 from 1 PM – 5.30 PM
Monday, October 2 from 3 PM – 7 PM
Tuesday, October from 3 PM – 7 PM

Out of the Box tours on weekday mornings in October and early November, visiting the Brookline Elementary Schools, as well as other schools and community venues in the surrounding area. We will also perform on Sunday, October 15 at the Boston Children’s Museum.

*Note – actors must be able to commit to all rehearsals and performances in order to be considered for this production.

Taylor KirkwoodEuridice RivasAdam Brooks

2022 Production Team: Matthew Kossack, Taylor Kirkwood, Euridice Rivas & Adam Brooks