With over 40 years of experience, we pride ourselves on providing experiences that are uniquely tailored to fit the needs of the students and teachers we serve.
Among the elements that make us special are:
In-Classroom Preparatory Workshops
Before seeing their grade-level play, elementary students spend 30 minutes in the classroom with an actor who introduces concepts and themes to be explored and appropriate audience behavior.
Commitment to Convenience
We come to you! Our visits are coordinated with your calendar, class schedule, and specials, eliminating the need for permission slips or buses.
Our actors travel in a small van and take care of their own set and sound, wardrobe and makeup, classroom lessons, and staging. They are quick, courteous, efficient, and unobtrusive.
Teachers receive our Study Guides in advance. These summarize the play, highlight key concepts, note targeted standards, and suggest discussion topics and activity prompts.
Each Study Guide also includes Student Learning Objectives, and a list of NYS Learning Standards met for each the individual production or workshop. A Crosswalk of Common Core Instructional Shifts for each production or workshop is also available on our website
From folk tales to history to current topics, each show offers an age-appropriate balance of diversity and universal themes.
Teacher evaluations ensure quality and accountability. We take your input seriously, tabulate all ratings received, and send the results to your district administration in our year-end report card.
After each show, we ask students to send us a response. Those who send a note, picture, or card will receive a handwritten reply from an actor. We reward students for taking the time to write.
We make it easy with hassle-free logistics.
- Visits coordinated with your calendar, class schedule, and specials
- No AV, facilities, set-up, or technical assistance required
- On-campus in your classrooms and gym/cafeteria/auditorium
- No permission slips! No busing!