The Woman Who Outshone The Sun

Type: Performance
Art Form: Theater
Grade Level: 1-12
Scheduling Request

A beautiful and mysterious woman, connected deeply to the magic of nature, is exiled from a mountain village and takes its water source, the river with her. Through their suffering for what they have lost, the villagers learn important lessons of tolerance, forgiveness, and their impact on the ecosystem. The layers of teachings hidden in this beautiful folktale attune the audience to the cycles of nature, the messages of water, and the magical life that unfolds with living from the heart. Based on a poem inspired by a Zapotec folktale.

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 200
Curriculum Connection: Mask Making, Mask Theatre, Folktales, Early Civilizations, Native Latin American Culture

Single: $950
Double: $1,615
Triple: $2,280
Quad: $2,945
Travel Fee: based on mileage
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts


2-3 reserved parking spaces

2 long folding tables

4 chairs

Extension cord

Water for 4 people

1-2 people to assist performer with load-in, if possible


Performance Space:

20’ by 25’ stage (if possible)

Offstage changing room and/or green room (if possible)

Electrical outlet
Arrival time before first performance: 1 hour
Strike time: 30 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes
Teachers are asked to model appropriate audience behavior for students.

Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.

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3+ artists (double mileage below to account for initial and return trip)