Enrichment Works assemblies are challenging, relevant, and fun. Our artists understand that children need to connect emotionally to the subjects they study in school. It’s what piques their curiosity, fires their imagination and makes dramatic improvement in learning not just possible, but inevitable! Performances are approximately 45-minutes long and can be followed by a 15-minute Q&A with the artists.
Viola Spolin created theater games while teaching immigrant children at Hull House in 1930s Chicago. “EVERYONE CAN IMPROVISE” involves students in the creative power of play using Spolin theater games, coached by Spolin’s granddaughter, Aretha Sills. The merry band of players will inspire students with the creative power of play.
Dan Belzer portrays America’s favorite songwriter who shares his life story along with his nine rules for writing a hit song, illustrated by such classics as White Christmas, Blue Skies, and God Bless America.
This breezy two-character musical by Cy Young features timeless tales of The Tortoise and the Hare, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and The Fox and the Crow, framed by the story of how Aesop learned his true calling.
“John and Juan” is a lively romp through the history of the Golden State. John, a native Californian, learns from the immigrant Juan about the State’s Hispanic heritage, including early Spanish explorers, the original settlers of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and Father Junipero Serra, the Chumash indians, and the missions along El Camino Real…and John shares with Juan the excitement of the Gold Rush.
Storyteller, David Guerra embraces the audience with three distinct Native American stories from the Pueblo, Lakota Plains, and Iroquois cultures. Children are invited to particpate in these traditional tales featuring such lively characters as the Coyote, Grandmother Spider and the Flying Head.
A Celebration of Ireland in Folktales, Poems and Songs. This one-person storytelling show compiled by Brigitte Viellieu-Davis features three classic tales from Ireland.
Available in early 2020
Greek King Odysseus (Joshua Feinman) bids farewell to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus and invites students in the audience to take a journey with him into the world of myth.
This adaptation of some of the the classic Monkey King tales from China features mask work and circus arts. Written by Jeff Raz, author, playwright and clown. (Cirque du Soleil and Pickle Family Circus)
Actor David Prather performs a passel of pleasing poems in this practically perfect production!
A Doggone Musical teaches children that they can play a big part in their pet’s health and happiness. When Frisbee the dog feels neglected she runs away and through her journey we learn about the nine things every pet needs.