Red Kite Brown Box

Red Kite

Date: Due to concerns about the COVID delta variant, we are postponing Red Kite, Brown Box.  Please join our email list or follow our Facebook page to be notified when a new date has been confirmed.


Conceived and Directed by Jacqueline Russell, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Chicago Children's Theatre.

Ideal for ages 6 -14.

Sponsored by:

Indiana Arts Commission

Chesterton - Duneland Kiwanis


About the show

Red Kite, Brown Box is a nationally unique, live theater experience that leads children with autism and their caregivers on an imaginative journey where simple cardboard boxes transform into a magical world full of treasures and joyous play. Ideal for ages 6 -14.


About the Audience

  • A maximum of 12 children with ASD will be invited to participate in each performance.
  • Teachers interested in bringing an entire class, even if a larger than 10, please contact Jude Tanter at
  • A parent or caretaker must accompany each child to the theater and will be able to sit near his/her child, though not in the performance space itself.
  • We can also accommodate a limited number of observers (parents, siblings, etc) in the audience.
  • Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About the Performances

  • Performance duration: approximately 50 minutes.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to check-in
  • Date: TBA
  • Reservations are required.  Absolutely no walk-ins! 
  • Your registration time will be confirmed by email or phone.
  • Donation: a cash donation of $5.00 per person is suggested.  Credit Cards are not accepted.