Outreach / P. I.E.
About P. I.E. Story Theatre
P.I.E. (Projects In Education) Story Theatre is a collection of Fairy Tales, Fables and Modern Children’s Literature performed in the Story Theater format inspired by Viola Spolin and Paul Sills. The program also includes participation stories and highlights the importance of teamwork, family, community and reading as an important component to learning. P.I.E. Story Theater combines narrative, mime, song, exciting characters and five stools to create a world of imagination, fun and learning. Join the cast of five as they present a set of fairy tales and fables chosen from a repertory of over 30 stories. There are turtles, possums, trolls, witches, mice and of course, kings, queens and dragons! The company shares with the audience where they found the stories and what “mime” is. Everyone is always asked to join in one of the stories and without spoiling the fun, some great lessons are learned as well. The program runs approximately 45 minutes and workshops are also available. Favorite stories include The Little Engine, Giant Jam Sandwich, Three Billy Goats and Casey at the Bat. The LA Company has also written a wonderful story that addresses bullying and respect.
P.I.E. (Projects In Education) had its premiere in New York City’s Central Park in the summer of 1991. The programming, created by Patrick Riviere (then Artistic Director of The Emerging Artists Project, Inc.) would go on to critical acclaim and much success in the New York Tri-State area and also Chicago, Illinois. Since that time, P.I.E. has reached thousands of children and families in schools, parks, libraries, women’s shelters, children’s hospitals and other venues.
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Performances typically run approximately 45 min and are followed by a 10-15 min talk-back with the cast. Included with the performance is a Study Guide. Material in the study guide will provide background information on the stories and characters and will facilitate follow up discussion.