L'Eau Theque Productions
L'Eau Theque Productions, a nonprofit corporation 501(c)(3) was formed in 1988, to serve and educate the general public by means of theatrical presentations.
The objectives of L'Eau Theque Productions and Act!vated Story Theatre are
- to provide audiences of all ages with theatrical entertainment that educates and encourages independent thought
- to preserve the folklore and literature of many cultures and historical eras, and to demonstrate that folklore is a living, evolving entity
- to provide children an opportunity to express themselves through writing and theatrical performance
- to help educators learn productive ways to foster creativity and self-esteem among students
- to stress the common heritage of diverse cultures, including ethnic minorities and the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
In the past, L'Eau Theque Productions has produced several nationally touring productions for children and their families including a production of "A Christmas Carol" which toured to main stage performance halls and featured a cast of seven professional actors. We also have mounted shows for adult audiences. As the name L'Eau Theque (low tech) implies, the philosophy is to keep technical requirements simple. We use common household objects in unusual, imaginative ways. The goal is to inspire and encourage audiences to read, and explore the performing arts.
Act!vated Storytellers / Act!vated Story Theatre denotes The Goza Family, the heart and soul of L'Eau Theque Productions. They wear a lot of hats to produce and perform the show.
Board of Directors
Craig Corson, Dennis Goza, Ishita Edwards, Kimberly Goza, Kim Nava
"Your show was high energy and lots of fun, and professional even though the audience was large, you kept them actively involved all the way." ~Carol VanBaalen, Children's Librarian, Des Moines, WA
Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/US ASSITEJ), the network for the promotion and establishment of theater for young audiences, with around 80 member organizations around the world.
Matchbook (New England states)
League of Volunteers (LOV) Fremont, Newark and Union City, California
Possible Funding Sources for Venues
- $ Available: Eligible for New England States Touring (NEST) applications due the 1st of March, June, September and December
- $ Available: LOV funding available for schools in Fremont, Newark and Union City, California
- Check SchoolShows.com for a list of funding sources
We will work with you on grant applications and have a few ideas. Please contact us with your proposal.
You Give, We Give Back
Your donations are tax deductible and every penny goes directly to funding arts for schools. For every $400 raised in private donations (lump sum or combined donations) we donate one show for up to 250 children. You may remain annoymous our join our list donors.
Or send to firstname.lastname@example.org at PayPal
Thanks to You!
Thanks to our Act!vated Fans, we were able to donate a show to
- Horizon school serving students with Cerebral Palsy in New Jersey in September 2010.
- And in June 2011, we made the day a little brighter for hundreds of children at the local YMCA who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina in Joplin, MO.
for School Shows
First check the green sidebar for possible funding sources in your area. We are currently working on several fundraising campaigns.
- Schools requesting subsidized shows are required to actively assist in fundraising efforts.
- Schools must be located within 100 miles of a show already on our tour itinerary or along the route between two shows, and schools must book an available date within the same time frame.
- Please send us an email and outline your needs and request.
for School Theatre Residency Programs
Funding support for Residency Programs may be available. Every March we submit Target Grants on behalf of schools seeking programs. Please put "Target School" in the subject line and we'll send you the details. Email us.
for Libraries, Museums and other Community Centers
We have submitted an application for an NEA "Arts Works" Grant and expect to hear in November 2012 if it has been approved. If approved funding support will be available for up to 40 venues. Email us if your venue serves a communtiy with limited access to theatre, is impoverished or has other special needs. Other funding requests are in the works as well. Just let us know if you are interested and we'll see if we have a match for your community.
Thanks to our Supporters
Thanks to Google, Inc. for donating the adsense campaign to help promote public shows.
Thanks to Target for funding three Artist-in-Residency Programs in the 2012-2013 school year
Thanks to the following individuals for their generous support
- Wally Dury
- Larry and Pearl Krupka
- Shawn and Annette Hall
- Ishita and Rex Edwards
"The sign language was very helpful for the children who are acquiring the english language." ~Osmarys Ruiz, Whittier, CA