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Doorstep Theatre for these Physically Distancing Times

Staying at home for a while? There's no reason you and your family can't enjoy the benefits of live theatre. And you don't have to turn on the TV or go online to do it – you can have live children’s theatre delivered to your doorstep.

For the past 31 years, Act!vated Story Theatre has presented entertaining and educational performances at schools, libraries and museums all over the nation. Now, with these venues closed down indefinitely, we will bring the magic of theatre directly to your front yard.

Our productions are not just storytelling; we act out multicultural folktales with props, costumes, sign language, music and dance, and audience participation. (There's a good reason we're called “Act!vated”.) We have performed for audiences of 5 to 2600, in facilities ranging from tiny libraries, preschool and elementary schools to major theatres and auditoriums. Yes, we currently are staying at home too. But fortunately, our home is on wheels, so we can bring our home, and our stage, to your home.

Bring Act!vated Story Theatre
to your family

Submit a Request for Doorstep Theatre

Donation Based

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We will drive our RV pulling a trailer full of props and costumes directly to your house or other appropriate private site, and perform for you in your front yard, cul de sac or other suitable spot; and you and your family can enjoy the show from a safe distance and comfortable location. We will bring everything we need – just make a donation via PayPal to keep our efforts going, and presto, you will immediately have the best seats in the house without leaving your house.

Let's turn your safe-at-home time into a fun and educational experience that you and your kids will remember and treasure for years.

Story Options include two age appropriate tales from Star-Studded Stories.

Star-Studded Stories

Two stories in every 45 minute show.

  • Coyote and the Eagle (Zuni): especially for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this comic Native American fable relates how the moon came to be, thanks to a quarrelsome pair of animals who must learn teamwork in order to rescue the stolen sun. Features student volunteers, cast on the spot, as kachinas. (listen to the story)
  • Hina Moves to the Moon (Polynesian): a Hawaiian origin myth about a phenomenal seamstress who takes her skill to the moon to escape her unhappy life on earth. Begins with a ukulele and hula with spinning poi balls intro to launch the story. (listen to story)
  • The Egyptian Cinderella (Egyptian): the most universal story of them all, Cinderella appears in some form in almost every country and culture in the world. This version from Egypt is apparently the oldest, and may be inspired by true events. A prince who is destined to become Pharaoh must marry a suitable queen to save the kingdom from his daffy uncle. With the help of a falcon who is a messenger from the sun god Horus and his wise advisor he meets his unassuming bride. (listen to the story)
  • The Tortoise and the Hare (Greek): a rather vaudevillian take on Aesop's classic fable, our narrative has the hammy hare wanting to be the star of the show, but he is upstaged by the patient and persistent tortoise. Wear green or grey and cheer the racers on. (listen to the story)

Currently only available in Reno, NV and surrounding areas through May 2020.

Get Act!vated

Where to see the Act!vated Story Theatre perform.

You are invited to free public shows sponsored by public libraries and other venues. Our study guides are loaded with Act!vated Act!vities to help you and your children dive deeper into the stories.

Read an Act!vated story.

Dive into the collection of stories adapted from the stage productions. Read them aloud with your children and let them explore the interactive pages.

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L'Eau Theque Productions is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation