In InterAct Story Theatre’s Stories on Stage series, one performer weaves together story, drama, movement and song to bring multicultural folk tales to life. Choose from any of the following: Mama-San Stories: Silly Smarts (grades preK-5) InterAct’s Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger weaves stories from her Japanese-American childhood with traditional Japanese mukashibanashi (Long-Ago Stories) in this funny east-meets-west program about using your smarts and the difference between “smart” and “wise”. Raise the Red Lantern!: A Chinese New Year’s Celebration (grades K-5) Xin Nian Kuai Le! A storytelling celebration of Chinese New Year. The Magic Tree Named Awongalema (Grades PreK-5): This heartwarming adaptation of a Zambian folk tale follows the quest of four animals who try to save the grasslands from famine and drought. All they have to do is remember the name of one magic tree…if only anyone could remember it!
InterAct Story Theatre is a multidisciplinary arts-in-education organization and touring theatre for young audiences. Since our founding in 1981, we have been dedicated to providing quality performances, arts-infused workshops and artist-in-residency programs for students, teachers and families throughout our region and across the country. As experts in arts integration, InterAct is committed to producing arts programs with artistic integrity and direct relevance to the educational objectives of the schools and community organizations we serve. Arts are for everyone, and everyone learns through the arts!