[kids-lib] Possible theater program

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed Oct 6 10:24:01 PDT 2010

 Hello!  I just received the following email about a theater group that has performed at Oregon schools and libraries in the past (http://activatedstorytheatre.com/past_shows3.html#OR).  They are hoping to book another west coast tour.  This is not an endorsement, please make sure this group is appropriate for you library before scheduling a performance at your library.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
From: kimberly [kimberly at activatedstorytheatre.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 10:56 AM
To: Katie Anderson
Subject: RE: shows for Oregon libraries

Greetings from Act!vated Story Theatre. We are looking forward to bringing our shows back to Oregon this spring. Below is some information about the current stories we offer for library reading programs. There are no travel fees for shows scheduled during Oregon tour dates.
About A!S Multicultural Folktale Theatre
Act!vated Story Theatre goes above and beyond storytelling to stage folktales that stimulate the imagination, emphasize critical thinking and build cultural awareness. The 45-minute theatrical production features non-stop action, physical comedy, audience participation, American Sign Language and imaginative props; staged by two professional actors before a gigantic oversized book.
Each show features TWO of the following 20-25 minute multicultural folktales<http://activatedstorytheatre.com/multicultural.html>.(http://activatedstorytheatre.com/multicultural.html)

·         Niagara is a nature tale from the Seneca tribe of New York about the origin of Niagara Falls, as well as a cautionary tale about selfishness and greed

·         Old Stormalong is a collection of tall tales that sailors told to relieve boredom at sea, recounting the exploits of the biggest, most legendary sailor of them all

·         The Little Mermaid is one of the popular stories of the beloved Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, presented in a version that is closer to his original than to the Disney remake; without the tragic ending

  *   Anansi Goes Fishing - an Ashanti trickster tale from West Africa; this time Mr. Turtle gets the better of Anansi the "Spiderman"

Kids are sent to search for books related to the show at the end of each library performance. Shows are recommended for preschool-8th grade students and family audiences.

"An exciting, entertaining, funny, action-packed, creative, innovative (the list is endless) performance. The show was a big hit. We had great feedback afterwards. You folks are so amazingly creative. We are all looking forward to having you back.” ~Pat Flitcroft, Children's Librarian, Coos Bay, OR
Single Day/One Location Rates:

  *   One Show: $445 (up to 250 people)
  *   Two Shows: $795 / $397.50 each (up to 500 people)
  *   Three Shows: $995 / $332 each (up to 750 people)
*Additional discounts for block bookings. *Promotional materials are provided. *Performances must be held indoors. *Rates slightly higher at venues restricting CD sales. *Inquire about flying rates for shows scheduled off standard tour circuit.
“They encourage families to learn through reading, playing and having fun together.” ~The Jonesboro Sun, Arkansas
For the past 22 years A!S has performed up to 200 shows a year nationwide. Check here for a list of Oregon venues<http://activatedstorytheatre.com/past_shows3.html#OR>. (http://activatedstorytheatre.com/past_shows3.html#OR) If you have more questions or would like to schedule a date please contact Kimberly at Kimberly at ActivatedStoryTheatre.com<mailto:Kimberly at ActivatedStoryTheatre.com>  or (800) 429-6576.

“Great fun for children and adults to watch. The volunteer actors loved sharing the spotlight and hamming it up. I admire your ability to amuse the audience on multiple levels. Your high energy style of storytelling, combined with American Sign Language and streamlined costumes and props was highly entertaining.” ~Celia Hall, Youth Services Librarian, Roseville, CA

Act!vatedly Yours,
Dennis and Kimberly Goza
The Act!vated Actors<http://activatedstorytheatre.com/> are currently touring Connecticut
vm/fax: 1(800)429-6576 | cell: 1(818)720-3061

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