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Story Theatre Company

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Victoria
Languages: English

Story Theatre has been creating vibrant educational theatrical productions for over 35 years. Based in Victoria, BC, our mandate is to create productions for young people that enhance and complement learning experiences in schools. We use the familiar content and style of folk tales, fables, and literature as theatrical vehicles to promote literacy and social responsibility. Our actors are also skilled teaching artists who love to play word games and lead storytelling workshops in the classroom. Ask us about our Artist in Residency opportunities. Story Theatre Company reaches nearly 30,000 children each year and we pride ourselves on travelling to rural and remote destinations.


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

1000 and Two Nights

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 350
Fee Range: $720 - $945 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$750.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$750.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$675.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$675.00
Vancouver Island North
$725.00
Interior
$850.00
North
$900.00
Kootenays
$850.00

1000 and Two Nights is a story of when East meets West. Iconic characters and creatures from Middle Eastern tales encounter their counterparts from Western European stories. At first, it seems as if they can never understand each other but as they get to know each other, they discover they have more in common than they first thought. Persian-Canadian playwright, creator, and performer Izad Etemadi has crafted an entertaining tale using music, movement, and magic exploring how we are more alike than we think. The story winds through adventures with wit and poetry, and supports many of the Big Ideas in BC's current curriculum. An emphasis of specific elements of the Core Competencies around Communication, Creative & Critical Thinking, Positive Personal & Cultural Identity, Personal Awareness & Responsibility, and Social Responsibility.

Literacy Day w/ 1000 and Two Nights

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 500
Fee Range: $1345 - $1845 (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
$1,350.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,450.00
Interior
$1,500.00
North
$1,800.00
Kootenays
$1,500.00

Take one 50 minute PERFORMANCE, add in as many in-class FLASH LITERACY WORKSHOPS as will fit in your school schedule, and finish with an end of day assembly that ties it all together and you have a full day experience that CELEBRATES LITERACY. Let us help your students play with words, stretch their imaginations, and discover a love of oral storytelling and performance. These 20 minute in-class workshops are designed to encourage the playful use of language. Three teaching actors pop into the classroom, divide the students into small groups, and guide the students through storytelling word games leading to the telling of a group story. Finally, the story ideas that students create in the classroom are taken back to the stage for an end of day assembly, where students watch their own ideas shine as told to them by of our talented performing artists. Also available as a multi-day literacy intensive for your entire school.

Literacy Day w/ The Library Club

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: Full school and 30 - 60 students per workshop
Tech Requirements: power
Fee Range: $1345 - $1845 (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
$1,350.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,450.00
Interior
$1,500.00
North
$1,800.00
Kootenays
$1,500.00

Take one 50 minute PERFORMANCE, add in as many in-class FLASH LITERACY WORKSHOPS as will fit in your school schedule, and finish with an end of day assembly that ties it all together and you have a full day experience that CELEBRATES LITERACY. Let us help your students play with words, stretch their imaginations, and discover a love of oral storytelling and performance. These 20 minute in-class workshops are designed to encourage the playful use of language. Three teaching actors pop into the classroom, divide the students into small groups, and guide the students through storytelling word games leading to the telling of a group story. Finally, the story ideas that students create in the classroom are taken back to the stage for an end of day assembly, where students watch their own ideas shine as told to them by of our talented performing artists. Also available as a multi-day literacy intensive for your entire school.

The Library Club

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 45 mins. + 10 mins. Q&A
Capacity: 350
Tech Requirements: Electrical outlet
Fee Range: $720 - $945 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$750.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$750.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$675.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$675.00
Vancouver Island North
$725.00
Interior
$850.00
North
$900.00
Kootenays
$850.00

Every weekend, three students come together to help out in the library. They shelve books, track down overdue ones, and as it turns out, solve mysteries as well. One day the library vanishes from the school and it is up to our book-loving trio to find out what's happened. Using the skills they learn from books, the Library Club Kids confront fantasy creatures that have escaped from their stories and then discover that one creature in particular is keeping the books for themselves. With the students' knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System, their problem solving skills, 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. In addition to all the Big Ideas in Language Arts that Story Theatre incorporates into its productions, The Library Club also includes concepts in Social Studies, Science, and Physical and Health Education.

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