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Phone: (800) 429-6576
For grades: K-8, Family Shows and after school programs too!
Requirements for live visit: Just a 12x12 performance area indoors.
Fees for live visit: $445 for up to 250 students. Discounts for multiple bookings
Funding: NEST ( - New England); SouthArts (South Carolina); League of Volunteers (Newark/Fremont California). See for more funding support. We help with grant writing.


Interactive theatre for school assemblies, family nights and after-school programs. Artist-in-Residencies and workshops. »

When they bring their magic and mayhem all bets are off and mirth reigns supreme.
--- ~The Oakland Tribune

They don't just tell stories - they act!vate them!

Educational multicultural folktales that engage the students. Act!vated shows are designed to reinforce and support Core Curriculum Standards and foster an interest in language arts, reading, culture and theatre arts. Each 45 minute show includes 2 stories presented by professional performers. Witty scripts, costumes, imaginative props, music, song and dance, masks and puppets, nonstop action, American Sign Language, physical comedy and audience participation. All set before a gigantic oversized book that encourages reading and promotes a love of literature.

Story choices for the 2013-14 School Year:

  • The Treasure and the Bridge from The Arabian Nights.
  • Tops and Bottoms
  • The Iron Dragon a tale told by the Chinese railroad workers in California
  • Simple Ivan the famous Russian “noodlehead”
  • The Hat Seller and the Monkey (aka Caps for Sale) from Africa
  • Something from Nothing
  • The Holiday Guest

Check our web site for more about our school assemblies or call us toll free 1(800) 429-6576. Artist-in-Residency Programs are available.

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Visit the Act!vated Story Theatre Website

Silly hat stealing monkey from The Hatseller and the Monkey (Caps for Sale)

Act!vated Story Theatre invites your students to come along for a voyage of the imagination to foreign lands, distant eras and colorful cultures. Since 1988, thousands of students (and teachers) have laughed and learned as the Act!vated Storytellers have held them spellbound during school assemblies in 45 states plus Washington, D.C. and Japan.


"The children loved them! Their scenery is fun and engaging, their stories have humor and good lessons in them, and their props are creative and also teach children how you can reuse something for something else totally different! They tied their stories to the standards of learning which we are required to cover, and they made this learning fun. Their stories had a great pace for children of this high tech generation, but they also helped the children to activate their imaginations. We have had plays come to our school from the area theaters, and they have been good. But we have also had players come to our school who do not project their voices well, or do not engage the students. These plays usually have casts of 4 to 8 people; Kimberly and Dennis captivated our children, 250 at a time, as well as or better than companies who are larger. The teachers, the staff, and the children were all very pleased with the performance by Act!vated Storytellers. We highly recommend them." ~Kelly Wheeler, McHarg Elementary School, Radford, VA

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A professional duo that exhibits fast moving physical comedy while using American Sign Language which allows even the hearing impaired an opportunity to enjoy an action packed show. From the onset of ...
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