Jacked Digital Field Trip : Paramount Theatre Austin

Jacked Digital Field Trip

Jacked! The Digital Field Trip Experience

It’s Jack and the Beanstalk with a modern-day twist. In this reimagined world, Jack and his mother struggle to live happily ever after. After climbing the beanstalk and stealing the giant’s goose, Jack flees home and discovers the goose’s golden eggs have a mysterious, intoxicating power that turns his world upside down. Can Jack turn things around to save his village? Written by Idris Goodwin, Jacked! fuses storytelling and poetry, visual art, and animation with nonstop hip-hop and break-beat music. This is a fresh, energetic and timely play that encourages a gentle dialogue for children about substance abuse and its effects on our communities.

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Available asynchronously October 1 – 31, 2021
Show run time: 41 minutes


About Metro Theater Company

Since 1973, Metro Theater Company has been creating professional theater that respects young people’s intelligence, tells compelling stories, stimulates curiosity and provokes thoughtful reflection. Based out of St. Louis, Missouri, MTC has reached a total audience of more than 2 million and has a national reputation for excellence in the field of professional theater for young audiences. Metro Theater Company has received major honors and awards, both locally and nationally. Learn more at metroplays.org


Pictured from left to right: Aloha Mischeaux of The Knuckles, Jarris L. Williams, Rockwell Knuckles of The Knuckles, Editor and Animator Michael Tran, Playwright Idris Goodwin


Discovery Guide

Jacked! interactive study guide with TEKS connections to Fine Arts, ELA, Social Studies, Social-Emotional Learning, Economics
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Jacked! Discovery Guide page examples

Paramount Theatre Digital Tour

Experience the Paramount like never before, getting up close to the ornate proscenium, going backstage, and into the film booth.
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Jacked! was written by Idris Goodwin with Soundtrack by Jackie “Jackpot” Sharp.