InterAct Story Theatre is proud to offer a variety of performances tailored to children and young adults of all ages. Please scroll down and click through to check out our featured plays, storytelling and story theatre programs, and coming soon exciting new performance programs featuring music, dance, and "hybrid" multidisciplinary programs!  For more information, please fill out our response form or contact us!

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The Legend of Pufferfish Pat -- World Premiere September 2016!

GRADES K-6 

Available in Fall 2016!  InterAct Story Theatre brings schools a brand new tall tale from the Old West, looking at how we deal with anger and other big feelings. When Pat gets angry, he blows up like a Pufferfish, which gets him a new name and a reputation that he doesn't want. With the little town of Gravy Gulch heating up for the annual gravy cook off, it's more important than ever that he keep his cool! Where can he go to find folks who might understand? The play is performed by three actors appearing as a multitude of characters, with the whole audience becoming cowpokes and townspeople right from where they sit.

Audience: 300 student maximum for each 50-minute performance.

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One Gold Coin (Una moneda de oro)

GRADES K-6

InterAct Story Theatre presents a new adaptation of a classic penned by InterAct Story Theatre's founder. One Gold Coin  tells the story of what happens when a healer comes to a poor village with a mysterious gold coin. Everyone wants to get their hands on that coin, but there’s a catch — it can only be given to someone who truly needs it.  The coin passes through the hands of many endearing characters, transforming their lives and their hearts. This uplifting tale celebrates the spirit of giving and the power of kindness. The play is performed by two actors using both English and Spanish with the help of the entire audience, who become part of the village community right from where they sit.

Audience: 300 student maximum for each 50-minute performance.

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Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One

Grades 3-12

In this dynamic one-woman show, students follow Harriet Tubman on a journey through the Underground Railroad.  Following the performance of Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One, students discuss the play with the playwright and actor, Gwendolyn Briley Strand.  Gwendolyn has a wealth of knowledge about the life and times of Harriet Tubman.  These discussions are a rare opportunity for the students to dialogue with an actor and playwright about a significant time in U.S. History. 

Audience:  Maximum 300 students for each 60-minute program

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ADD A TALKBACK SESSION AFTER THE SHOW!

One of the best ways to fully appreciate a play is to talk with the actors who bring the play to life. Adding a Talkback session with the actors after a performance gives your students a wonderful opportunity to ask questions, explore the themes and lessons of the play, and learn more about the actor's craft. As part of the talkback, the actors will also demonstrate a little of what happens "behind the scenes", showing students how the set works and how the actors manage the split-second costume and character changes our plays require. An entertaining and educational arts experience! 

Maximum 125 students per Talkback session; a typical Talkback is approximately 20 minutes in length.

Add a Follow-Up Classroom Workshop!

The fun and learning continues with a follow-up classroom workshop. After a performance,  students participate in an engaging creative drama workshop with an actor from the play. Students explore the characters and themes of the play, and work together to compose and act out their own original scene extending the story of the play. This exciting workshop connects with curriculum content standards in English/Language Arts and Theatre. 

Maximum 25-27 students (one class) per workshop.

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