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Story Theatre Company

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Victoria
Languages: English

For 35 years, Story Theatre Company has focused on excellence in the craft of performance. Committed to the finest storytelling, physical theatre and inventive production, Story Theatre has inspired, thrilled and amused audiences through out British Columbia and across Canada. Using traditional tales from around the world, the Company builds confidence and empathy through literacy, language arts, imagination and citizenship. The show's designed simplicity hopes to inspire the thought "we could try that."


Reviews

I like Story Theatre because they make you disappear from you life and enter the story. It feels like you are experiencing everything they're telling you first hand. VERY creative.VERY fun. Ruby, Age 10, Victoria
Wow! What a performance and what a powerful message! Rave reviews for your physicality, intensity and the way you brought home the point of your performance! Teacher, Centennial Christian, Terrace
We LOVED the play, the songs, the interactions with the audience. I wanted to commend you on such a superb job! Lorene, A Grateful Mom, Invermere

Performances & Workshops

NEW show in 2017-18: Blue Beads and Blueberries
NEW touring workshop in 2017-18: Literacy Day
Anansi's Gift of Stories availble until June 2017

Blue Beads and Blueberries

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 45 mins. + 10 mins. Q&A
Capacity: 600+ students
Tech Requirements: Electrical Outlet
Fee Range: $760 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$725.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$725.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$675.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$725.00
Vancouver Island North
$725.00
Interior
$750.00
North
$900.00
Kootenays
$900.00

The world premiere of Erin MacKlem's Blue Beads and Blueberries. In this retelling of the root story of Cinderella and King Lear, a young M├ętis girl is cast out because her father is unhappy that she claims to love him "as much as pemmican loves blueberries". Will she live happily in the court? Will she find her way back to her father's good graces? Perhaps, by keeping her wits about her and the werewolf hair out of the soup!

Flash Literacy Workshop

Grade Suitability: 2 - 7
Duration: 25 mins. per session, 6 sessions for half-day workshop, up to 12
Capacity: 30 - 60 students per session
Tech Requirements: power
Fee Range: $760 - $935 for half-day (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)


A knock, SURPRISE... TWO OPTIONS: Actors enter, present a quick storytelling game, then the class is divided into groups and each actor teaches the students the game. OR: Actors share a nursery rhyme in English and American Sign Language, then teach the ASL version with background and Deaf Culture context. Each 25-minute session is offered to individual classes; full-day sessions work for large schools, half-day sessions for smaller schools or select classes.

Literacy Day

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: Full school and 30 - 60 students per workshop
Tech Requirements: power
Fee Range: $1,535 -$1,885 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,500.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,500.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,300.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,400.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,400.00
Interior
$1,600.00
North
$1,850.00
Kootenays
$1,850.00

Literacy Day begins with a performance for the entire school of one Story Theatre's current touring shows. This is followed by a full day of in-class workshops where students learn to play an improvised storytelling game and how to assemble their ideas into a performance. Literacy Day culminates with everyone back in the gym for a special presentation with the Story Theatre troupe presenting highlights from the day and celebrating the day's accomplishments.

Rhymes, Reason and Rascals

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 45 mins. + 10 mins. Q&A
Capacity: 600+ students
Tech Requirements: Electrical Outlet
Fee Range: $710 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)


"Tell me a fact and I'll learn. Tell me a truth and I'll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever." -Native American proverb. Based on traditional stories of wisdom, our heroes are searching for the greatest treasure on earth. Where better to search than in stories? With the help of King Solomon, Socrates and other wise folk they use problem solving skills and creative thinking to discover what is truly of value.

The Library Club

Grade Suitability: K-7
Duration: 45 mins. + 10 mins. Q&A
Capacity: 600+ students
Tech Requirements: Electrical outlet
Fee Range: $760 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$725.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$725.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$675.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$725.00
Vancouver Island North
$725.00
Interior
$750.00
North
$900.00
Kootenays
$900.00

The Library Club is a group of students who spend their spare time making sure the Library keeps running smoothly and the books get back on the shelves. Sometimes they solve mysteries as well! When the library starts to vanish in their school the Library Club has to find out why. Using the skills they learn from their library books the Club confronts fantasy creatures that have escaped from their books and are keeping the books from returning to the Library. Using their knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System and a library card there is nothing that can stand in their way as the fight for a very important and special place in the school... the library.

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