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Seeking Schools for Deaf to benefit from possible NEA grant

We are currently trying to reach schools that cater to Deaf students, to find ones that might be interested in hosting educational folktale shows for their elementary students.

Teaching the audience to sign

Teaching the audience to sign “Dream”

For the past 25 years Act!vated Story Theatre has produced engaging theatrical folktale productions, incorporating American Sign Language (ASL) in its national touring productions for schools, with the objective of introducing hearing students to ASL while ensuring that the shows are accessible for Deaf audiences. The actors simultaneously sign and voice their lines. In addition to ASL, the performers use pantomime, dance and physical comedy to further convey the story to students whose primary means of communication is non-verbal.

Potential NEA Funding Opportunity

Act!vated Story Theatre is the touring theatre division of L’Eau Theque Productions (pronounced “low tech”), a non-profit 501 (c)3 corporation formed in 1988. To help extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, L’Eau Theque is submitting its first application for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA Challenge America Fast-Track) this May with the specific goal of bringing educational shows and classroom workshops to schools serving Deaf populations. But before we can proceed with the application we need to have an idea of how many schools nationwide would be interested in taking advantage of reduced rate/free programming in 2015.

Please let us know if you know of a school that would be interested in bringing to its students with (or without) funding assistance by emailing us by Friday, April 18th.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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PSA for San Leandro Show

Free family show at the San Leandro Library, Wednesday April 23rd at 7:00. Act!vated Story Theatre brings folktales to life before a giant oversized book with physical comedy, costumes, music and dance. Open to the public, all ages are welcome. Groups of 10 and more please call the library to make arrangements (510) 577-3970.

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PSA Transcript:

(30 sec) “The national touring theatre company Act!vated Story Theatre will be appearing at the San Leandro Library on Wednesday, April 23rd. You and your families are invited to a free show starting at 7:00 pm. Act!vated Story Theatre will perform two interactive stories on stage. There are parts for up to 12 kids in the show. If you want to be an actor arrive by 6:30. Everyone is invited to attend the performance about a hidden treasure starting at 7:00 on Wednesday night at the library.”

Press Release: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ck8b97ErZ49xRwsjYC_hfdMKvBNCbsWy3ilZ76MzjF8/edit

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Free family show at the San Leandro Library 4/23

Free show at the San Leandro Library 4/23

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RV wanted

We are seeking a new touring vehicle.

Ideally a small (20-24′) C-class trouble-free motorhome. Used is fine. But it must be reliable. We can put on  up to 50,000 miles a year bringing shows to kids who wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to experience theatre and we don’t want to risk disappointing them by breaking down. It doesn’t have to be anything too fancy. We don’t need slide-outs, big screen TVs or any other bells and whistles. Just something that two actors can live and tour in full time.

Donations are welcome. More than welcome actually. L’Eau Theque Productions is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and we are happy to provide paperwork for a tax-deductible write off.

Our current vehicle is a 20-foot 1988 Winnebago which is the perfect size and layout for us. But at 92,000+ miles it is starting to show signs of wear and tear. And although it is not currently broken down we are in need of an upgrade to keep the show on the road.

C-class RV being towed

Getting towed is no fun.

If you see or hear of anything please let us know.

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PSA for San Jose show

Free Act!vated Story Theatre upcoming shows at the Rose Garden Library in San Jose this Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8th and 9th. Family show open to the public. All ages are welcome. Groups of 10 and more please call the library to make arrangements (408) 808-3070.


The national touring theatre company Act!vated Story Theatre will be appearing at the Rose Garden Library on Tuesday, April 8th. You and your families are invited to a free show starting at 6:30 pm. Act!vated Story Theatre will perform two interactive stories on stage. There are parts for up to 12 kids in the show. If you want to be an actor arrive by 6:00. Everyone is invited to attend the performance about a Bear and Fox starting at 6:30 on Tuesday night at the Rose Garden Library.

Link to press release: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1De0m0hW63OgLK0l5YBLDm-W0u30jskoow0CbGUrrJxg/edit?usp=sharing

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