Literacy Events

Every summer, The Fox Tucson Theatre’s KIT (Kids In the Theatre) Program partners with local literacy-related organizations to put on a free community event, with the goals of:

  • Making literacy, in many forms, extra fun and engaging
  • Connecting the dots between community members and the amazing organizations working on literacy in Southern Arizona
  • Countering the effects of “summer learning loss” in students developing reading skills, by encouraging mid-summer literacy and reminding parents and caretakers to keep those kids reading!

This past summer, we produced an online literacy+arts extravaganza, the content of which is still available to explore here.

In the summer of 2019, we provided almost 1,000 community members with a wide range of experiences:

  • Fun and hands-on literacy activities
  • Screening literacy-oriented shows and Academy Award Winning/Nominated animated short movies
  • Storytimes, in which books were read by the same authors/illustrators featured in the movies
  • Meeting story characters
  • Getting free books, snacks, and other goodies


Check out some highlights from this past year’s events!