Children's Theater the Whole Family thoroughly Enjoys
Every show features witty scripts, costumes, imaginative props, nonstop action, American Sign Language, physical comedy, audience participation and on occasion music, song and dance, masks and puppets presented by two professional performers. All set before a gigantic oversized book that encourages reading and promotes a love of literature. Act!vated Story Theatre, a division of L'Eau Theque Productions a non-profit 501(c)3, has been touring non-stop bringing theatrical folktale shows to every nook and cranny across the U.S.A. since 1988.
We are now offering virtual theatre to bring you the theatre you need to get your community through these physical distancing days. Ringside seats for students and their families, delivered via internet. Plus, live interactive video chat sessions for the premiere party.
Two Folktales Included
- Hina Moves to the Moon (Polynesian): a Hawaiian fable about a phenomenal seamstress who takes her skill to the moon to escape her unhappy life on earth.
- 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.
The virtual program is pre-recorded from multiple camera angles, and professionally edited to bring the viewer up into the action. Unlike a live performance the audience will experience the play from the perspective of the characters onstage and see what happens when the actors go backstage. During the interactive live chat session on Facebook or Zoom, the actor/producers will lead a discussion about performing the stories and teach some ASL, as well as answer questions from the viewers.
2020-2021 LIVE TOUR POSTPONED due to Covid-19
Act!vated Story Theatre brings the show to you. Two professional performers tour year round to bring educational theatre to children anywhere and everywhere, from small rural communities to large cities and everything in between. Elementary and preschool students are actively engaged as they experience live theatre on stage. Some students will even have the opportunity to act in the show.
Act!vated Story Theatre is perfect for small theatres, school assemblies, after-school programs, school family nights, youth groups, community centers, homeschool groups and library reading programs nationwide. We will bring live children's theatre to any space where students and their families gather, anywhere in the USA. Every production includes two folktales performed before a gigantic oversized book, specifically designed to easily transform public library spaces or school gymnasiums/cafeterias into a stage. Each theatrical production encourages reading and fosters an enthusiasm for books and reading.
Current story options for the 2020-2021 Tour Season
- Tops and Bottoms
- Old Joe and the Carpenter
- The Hat Seller and the Monkey
- The Golden Pitcher
- Something from Nothing
Parts for Kids in every show:
Some of the stories include roles for up to 12 kids to play. The guest stars attend a pre-show rehearsal 1/2 hour before show time. Students will learn their roles, some will have speaking parts. All will learn acting techniques, don costumes and get a chance to be on stage.