ENGAGE WITH THEATRE

Our programs travel to schools, healthcare facilities, and community centers across Connecticut bringing arts education to those who otherwise may not have access.  Expert teaching artists lead participants in teamwork, empowerment, and creative problem solving.

Junior Ensemble Tour

The junior ensemble is an invited company of young artists. Under faculty guidance, students are charged with creating their own musical revue that will tour senior centers, assisted living communities, and rehabilitation facilities. Students are given direct instruction in volunteerism, specifically, working with the population of aging adults and veterans living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

You may have seen us at...

CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER
STAR OF NORWALK
NORTH MIANUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EASTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL
TOKENEKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THE GREENWICH ARTS COUNCIL
THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
THE COLE AUDITORIUM
ART TO THE AVENUE
THE RUTH FEINBERG CONNORS AUDITORIUM
NATHANIEL WITHERED REHABILITATION CENTER

ELDERHOUSE
GREENWICH WOODS
THE RIVER HOUSE ADULT DAY CENTER
THE GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL OF FAIRFIELD
THE NEW CANAAN LIBRARY
EDGEHILL
PRENDERGRAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
JOHN C MEAD SCHOOL
WOLFPIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
WAVENY LIFECARE NETWORK

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Community PROGRAMS

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The art of creating without prior preparation, improvisation instills spontaneous thinking and creativity. Students of all capacities have the ability to partake in this program, proven to sharpen one’s mind and wit by the session’s end.  “Yes, and…” Improv includes an introduction of basic improvisational games, classic theatre warm-ups, partner and ensemble work, and development of character. Appropriate for all ages.

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“Broadway By The Year” covers some of the biggest titles in musical theatre from the 1920s to today. This program includes an introduction to theatre warm-ups, sing-alongs, and film clips documenting these shows. Students will gain a heightened understanding of theatre history, as well as a deepened appreciation for the uniquely-American art form, the Broadway musical. Appropriate for all ages.

 

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Maria's World

Meet Maria, an elementary school student, who navigates the twists and turns of understanding her own feelings. all the ins and outs of understanding her own feelings and negotiate the feelings of others.

 

In one 45-minute assembly, characters will touch on all of the cornerstones of Social Emotional Learning with comedy, puppets and kindness.

 

Our 3 assembly package will take our characters on an in-depth look at how to deal with the daily trials of being social and emotional creatures.

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Alice in Wonderland!

Open Arts Alliance is proud to announce the touring production of Alice in Wonderland–an exciting new play that puts a spin on Lewis Carroll’s classic literary masterpiece.

Featuring a new script by Playwright in Residence, Dan Cabrera, Alice in Wonderland takes a trip down the rabbit hole and into your imagination with a story that is sure to entertain and educate audience members of all ages.

Focusing on themes of friendship, bravery, and anti-bullying, Alice in Wonderland has been specially designed to cater to viewers of all capabilities–including puppet integration for ELL and special needs learners.

Alice in Wonderland is the perfect (and affordable) way to bring live theatre into your school, hospital, library, birthday party, or healthcare facility.

45-minute performances

 

Perfect for ages 4-14

 

Meets state and national education standards

 

Our professional actors can perform in any safe, open, indoor space

Free educational guides are accessible online

 

Talkbacks and workshops with the actors are available

 

Affordable price points for all communities

 

Full puppet integration for ELL and children with special needs