We bring theater to your school!
Do you want the children at your school to experience the joy, wonder, and creativity of live theater? Olympia Family Theater (OFT) is here to make that possible, with our touring program, “OFT On the Move”. Simple sets, props, costumes and actors pack into a van and come to your school site. For additional information or to book a show, contact our tour manager by e-mail at email@example.com or call our office 360-570-1638.
Our touring company will perform a choice of shows specifically designed for school audiences. Your students will have the chance to lose themselves in the art of theater without leaving school. Each show features 2 or 3 experienced and engaging actors playing multiple roles. Shows are up to an hour in length and the cost is only $400 for up to 300 students.
- We perform in your cafeteria, gym, library or multi-purpose room.
- We provide curricular materials tied to state EALR’s.
- We answer student questions at a “talk back” after each performance.
- We offer discounts for Title 1 schools, multiple performances in one building, or if you help us book a performance with a nearby school on the same day.
- We can schedule your school shows between September 2012 – June 2013.
- Shows this season will include: the classic “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”, an original adaptation of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, and more!
- The actors can offer performance-related workshops for your students at an additional cost. These can be prior to, or after the production, designed to fit your education, enrichment, and budgetary needs.
Available October 2012- Jun 2013.
Best appreciated by kids Grade 2-6
An entertaining and innovative treatment of the classic C.S. Lewis story. This unique adaptation was created by Le Clanché du Rand and toured by the Lincoln Center Institute. The heroic tale of love, faith, courage, and giving; the life and death struggle for control of Narnia and the grandeur of the triumph of good over evil has enthralled audiences of all ages.
About some of our troupe:
Kate Ayers- Tour Director
Ms. Ayers has toured extensively throughout the Midwest performing in educational theatre programs in schools and museums. She has written curriculum for theatre based programming and has 20+ years teaching experience ranging from pre-schoolers to university students. As Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Children’s Theatre, Inc, (90-97), Kate was active in all areas of educational theatre from playwrighting, teaching, and directing. Ms Ayers ran the Theatre program at the Indiana Women’s Prison for 10 years, studied at the Goodman Theatre School, and graduated at Columbia and the Playback School at Vassar. She has her Masters in Applied Sociology and uses theatre for business management training, and team building. Kate appeared locally with Olympia Family Theater in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and most recently in Goodnight Moon.
Amaya is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she majored in English (with an emphasis on Creative Writing). She has 4 years of teaching experience ranging from English, Creative Writing, Math, PE, and Performing Arts in grades K-8. Her passion for theater and performance are well married with her drive to keep the arts in schools. Amaya has been performing on stage and in front of the camera for over 10 years. She was most recently seen as Chester in Olympia Family Theater’s production of Bunnicula.
Steven is a teaching artist working with Olympia Family Theater, Mariah Art School, and Olympia Community School. You can also see him on stage locally. Some of Steven’s more recent productions include his roles for Olympia Family Theater as Alexander inAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Toad in A Year With Frog and Toad, and in Capital Playhouse’s productions as Professor Bhaer in Little Women, brother Gad in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Mr. Bucket inWilly Wonka. He studied musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Steven has lived and performed in both LA and Chicago.