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  • Aesop and Other Anthropomorphic Tales

    Dave Hepler & Will Gould

    Language Arts Listening & Speaking

    Aesop’s fables are famous for turning common animals into story heroes. This program will highlight some of the best examples of tales of animals portraying human behaviors and learning life lessons.

    • Grades: K-23-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300
    Single: $575 Double: $1,050
  • 1 Seuss, 2 Seuss: A Pair of Programs

    Will Gould

    Communication Critical Thinking Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading U.S. History & Culture World History & Culture

    K-3rd: Ted I’ve Read
    Beginner Books (times 4) prove that Seuss is no bore! Faithful pachyderm sitting, hopped pop, tooth book & participatory mooing all with an acting point of view, because reading should be fun for students and you!

    4-6th: WWII and Dr. Seuss, Too
    Find out how Dr. Seuss’s experiences as an officer in WWII changed children’s literature forever. A dictating turtle and Whos with small voices will help your students think about history and what influences writers and actors.

    • Grades: K-23-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300
    Single: $288 Double: $576
  • 21st Century Story Creation with Puppetry

    Adzooks Puppets

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Teamwork

    Students will create puppet muses and explore conflict resolution to empower the design of characters and plots as they imagine producing their own books and movies in the future.

    • Grades: 3-56-8
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300

    5-day: $875
    Materials: $25 per class
    Mileage from Martinsville, IN additional

  • Anything Can Be a Puppet

    Adzooks Puppets

    Language Arts

    Students will tap into their imagination and creativity and begin an exploration of the world of puppetry as they create and animate a found object puppet. Also available as an extended one hour workshop for the same fee.

    • Grades: K-23-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $150 Double: $125

    Materials: $25 per classroom
    Mileage from Martinsville, IN additional

  • Arts for Learning Lessons

    AFL Signature Residencies

    21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading Teamwork

    This ground-breaking literacy curriculum blends the creativity and discipline of the arts with cutting-edge learning science to raise student achievement in reading and writing.

    Unit 1: Character Clues in Action! tableau & point of view

    Unit 2: Graphic Story Adventures graphic novel & visualization

    Unit 3: Everyday Heroes collage & synthesizing

    Unit 4: Planting a Community music & inference

    Unit 5: Words in Motion poetry, dance, & vocabulary

    These Units are designed for teachers with little or no arts experience or background. Anyone can learn these dynamic artsintegration techniques!

    *National program developed in collaboration by the University of Washington and Young Audiences, Inc.

    • Grades: K-23-5Educators
    • Length: 180 min
    • Audience Limit: 300

    Three-hour workshop, 25 teacher limit, starting at: $563

  • Bringing Math Story Problems to Life Through Puppetry

    Adzooks Puppets

    Communication Life Skills Math Problem Solving

    This three-hour teacher workshop offers a step-by-step strategy for using hand puppetry to teach students to understand and visualize math story problems. Participants will learn to use simple ball and glove puppet pantomime skits to increase their ability to turn equations into story problems, transform story problems into equations, and be more likely to achieve accurate solutions. Puppetry makes math fun!

    *Developed in collaboration with the Kennedy Centers Partners in Education Program at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University.

    • Grades: K-23-5Educators
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Three-hour workshop: $531
    Mileage from Martinsville, IN additional

  • Bullying: A Play on Conflict Resolution

    Sapphire Theatre Company

    Anti-Bullying Health & Wellness

    Students will explore their own experiences, attitudes, and prejudices about school bullying in a way that is comfortable yet insightful. This program raises awareness about the roles that the bully, victim, and the witness play in these situations. Both students and teachers will come away with new tools for dealing with bullying.

    • Grades: K-23-56-8
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300
    Single: $720 Double: $1,340
  • Bullying: Behind the Scenes

    Sapphire Theatre Company

    Anti-Bullying Communication Health & Wellness Life Skills

    This highly interactive workshop gives students a real-life look at what to do with bullies in school. Two actors will teach theater techniques as students learn what to do and say when tension and conflict arise during bullying behaviors.

    • Grades: 3-56-8
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $150 Multiple: $125