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Characters from The Giving Tree
Student Matinee Performances

Live multicultural theatre
for grades K-6th

Each play adapts popular children’s books about grandparents from around the world. The casts are multicultural and range in age from 10 to 80 years. Matinee package includes a free teacher guide, opportunity to meet the actors, and the chance to tour the area.

Our third grade students talked about the plays the rest of the afternoon. We know that the teachers and the parents wiped away many tears during the performance.

— An Elementary School Teacher 

Make your reservations now for our Spring 2011 Matinees!
*****Call 510/444-4755 - EXT 116****


Grandfather's Journey
by Allen Say

World Premiere Musical
Adapted by Josiah Polhemus with original music composed by Daniel Savio.

Federal Building Auditorium
1301 Clay Street

March 3 and 4, 2011



Veteran’s Memorial Building
1455 Madison Avenue
Redwood City

March 11, 2011




School Assembly Programs

What’s been passed down to you? Remember your grandma’s wedding dress, the jokes that grandpa told you, and the stories passed down from your great-great grandparents?
Our Pass It On! program features diverse grandparent storytellers, musicians, and guest performers telling stories and acting out tales about the things passed on to them.
The late Cecil Pierce weaves her tales of wonder.
Follow up: Classroom workshops teach children how to interview their own grandparents and other elders to create their own grandparent tales. Children can then enter our Grandparent Tales Writing Contest.

Classroom Workshops

Comedy Improvisation
tickles the funny bone and collaborates with students to develop their imaginations and dramatic spontaneity. The troupe creates characters and scenes from the students’ suggestions.

Student Storytelling Workshop
Professional storytellers guide students toward a better understanding of the principles and skills for telling traditional tales and stories from their lives. The workshop includes topics such as structure and sequence, shaping environmental detail to create character and sense of place, and performance techniques.

After School Programs

Professional storytellers and acting teachers help students build storytelling and acting skills in on-going after school programs that culminate in a final event for students and parents.

Storytellers needed! Attend one of our storytelling classes!
Your programs are well correlated to our curriculum, allowing for discussions and writings about literature and diversity.
— Teacher, Edison School

Thank you for giving us the key to the past. Whenever you tell about the past, I feel like I'm right there with you.
— Hillary Atwood, age 10

Our children feel the richness that comes across the “bridge” of generations ... the presence of the grandpa and grandma storytellers does far more than our words. It gives a reality to their ideas.

— Liz Fuentes
Thousand Oaks School

For more information about our school programs, please contact us!
For program fees, call 510/444-4755 - ext. 116

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