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Patchworks: Life and Legends of the Coal Towns

Tin lunch pails, coal carts, mule trains, breaker boys, wash day, heavy boots, playgrounds in the shadow of the coal breaker, life underground and coal dust everywhere… America’s Industrial Revolution was fueled by coal.  Today, the coal mining patch towns stand in tribute to the men and women, boys, and girls whose strong backs and […]

Sweet Potato Pie and Such

Queen Nur, international storyteller and Dwight James, renown jazz drummer present a flavorful seasoning of interactive tales from the African and African American Oral Tradition that will ground you in tradition, butter you up with joy and delightfully sweeten your mind. Designed for audiences to participate, celebrate and "Jubilate." Values are indelibly remembered through lively […]

Storytelling and Puppetry

How do you support literacy and writing skills through theatre & puppetry? In Storytelling and Puppetry, students learn to create found objects using simple household materials. Participants are guided through the process of character creation, beginning puppetry manipulation skills and will collaborate with a master teaching artist to make puppet shows come to life! Shows […]

Transforming Learning Through Chinese Theatre

Though the use of Chinese Theatre, this professional learning supports teachers to discover the benefits and possibilities for using puppetry as a creative teaching and learning strategy. Teachers will gain an understanding of how and when puppetry can be used to 1) support a positive classroom culture, 2) introduce curriculum topics, 3) enhance creativity, and […]

Write Now!

This high energy, participatory program explores the often forgotten element of creative writing: spontaneity! Freestyle Repertory Theatre encourages audience volunteers get involved in the whimsy and fun of creating characters and settings off the tops of their heads. They see how plot unfolds through changes and what happens next. Three dynamic artists teach about physical […]

The Little Circus

The Little Circus bring the WOW factor, with Cirque-Du-Soleil style aerials! This interactive and captivating show features juggling, vaudeville acts, tightwire, death-defying aerial acts, and lots of audience participation as it highlights the value of teamwork, practice, and a positive attitude. Character development themes can be included, including the the value of persistence, teamwork and […]

Dynamic Duo

This highly interactive, comedic show uses traditions from vaudeville, circus arts, theater, and music to create a captivating and inspiring performance. The Give & take Juggler’s Dynamic Duo show highlights the value of teamwork, practice, and a positive attitude, all infused with good-natured humor and lots of audience participation. Character development themes can be included, […]

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