Featured Plays for School Audiences

InterAct Story Theatre is proud to offer a variety of performances tailored to children and young adults of all ages. Please scroll down and click through to check out our featured plays, storytelling and story theatre programs, and coming soon exciting new performance programs featuring music, dance, and "hybrid" multidisciplinary programs!  

This year, many of these programs will be available virtual/online! Just look for the box saying “Available Online!” next to program listings. For more information, please request more info or contact us!

Available Online!

Bobtail Bong Bong: A Monkey’s Tale

Grades PreK-2

Available Online

Bob the Monkey is the smartest monkey in the land, and they want everyone to know it! Bob the Monkey wants what they want, and they should be able to get it! But why is everyone mad at Bob? Why is everyone so mean? Bob didn’t do anything! In this interactive theatre forum, children follow Bob’s misadventures and help Bob figure out where they went wrong, and where they could try out Caring, Fairness, and Respect to turn things around. Led by InterAct’s Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger, audience members make suggestions about how Bob could do things differently, watch Bob roleplay out their suggestions to see if Bob can make things better by making better choices. Does it work? What happens next? Bobtail Bong Bong: A Monkey's Tale is an interactive play where children explore how we can apply elements Character Education and Social Emotional Learning in the way we treat others… even when we are feeling sad, angry, or misunderstood.

45-minute performance

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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Grades 6-12

Star-crossed lovers on the run. The King and Queen of Fairies fighting over their favorite kid. Romance, chaos, intrigue, practical jokes, and a royal wedding complete with a play-within-a play, all in the course of one midsummer night! InterAct Story Theatre takes on a beloved Shakespearean classic with a zippy, madcap one-hour adaption of A Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by four actors. A Midsummer Night's Dream may be booked as a stand-alone assembly program or as part of a Shakespeare residency with InterAct's teaching artists unpacking Shakespeare's themes through drama! Available in Spring 2021 for middle and high school audiences.

60-minute performance

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According to Shakespeare

Grades 6-12

Available Online

Our educational program for grades 6 through 12 returns as students get a taste of life According to Shakespeare, taking a spin through an array of his most popular plays, focusing on themes that are just as familiar to today's students as they were to Shakespeare's own audiences! According to Shakespeare gives students an opportunity to experience Shakespeare in performance in a way that reading the text or even watching a filmed performance can’t capture. Created with students who might struggle reading Shakespeare in mind, a number of plays that typically appear in classroom curricula are highlighted. According to Shakespeare may be booked as a stand-alone assembly program or as part of a residency with InterAct Story Theatre’s teaching artists unpacking Shakespeare’s themes through drama!

60-minute performance

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Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One

Grades 3-12

Available Online

In this dynamic one-woman show, students follow Harriet Tubman on a journey through the Underground Railroad. Following the performance of Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One, students discuss the play with the playwright and actor, Gwendolyn Briley Strand. Gwendolyn has a wealth of knowledge about the life and times of Harriet Tubman. These discussions are a rare opportunity for the students to dialogue with an actor and playwright about a significant time in U.S. History.

60-minute program

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ADD A TALKBACK SESSION AFTER THE SHOW!

Available Online!

One of the best ways to fully appreciate a play is to talk with the actors who bring the play to life. Adding a Talkback session with the actors after a performance gives your students a wonderful opportunity to ask questions, explore the themes and lessons of the play, and learn more about the actor's craft. As part of the talkback, the actors will also demonstrate a little of what happens "behind the scenes", showing students how the set works and how the actors manage the split-second costume and character changes our plays require. An entertaining and educational arts experience! 

 

A typical Talkback is approximately 20 minutes in length.

ADD A FOLLOW-UP CLASSROOM WORKSHOP!

Available Online!

The fun and learning continues with a follow-up classroom workshop. After a performance,  students participate in an engaging creative drama workshop with an actor from the play. Students explore the characters and themes of the play, and work together to compose and act out their own original scene extending the story of the play. This exciting workshop connects with curriculum content standards in English/Language Arts and Theatre. 

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Since 1981, InterAct Story Theatre has brought a wide variety of educational, interactive performances, plays, and assembly programs to schools, libraries, and community venues, all throughout the area, delighting children, families, and educators alike. All of our programs are available for evening or weekend events and family audiences. InterAct Story Theatre performances can be adapted for a wide variety of venues, including libraries, museums, community centers, arts centers and festivals. Please contact us for more information!


InterAct Story Theatre’s programs are made possible through generous support by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC.org), the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and the support of many wonderful partners, funders, advocates, and individuals. Thank you for your support! 

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