Enchantment Theatre is unique in its communicative power. By its use of the art of pantomime, it enables students from all language backgrounds to fully participate in the theatrical experience. In so doing, it breaks down the barriers between students of different heritages and aids in the process of building a vibrant learning community.
With many of the productions of Enchantment Theatre being based on storybooks, the use of these prior to the trip in the literacy classes enables students a second pathway into comprehending the text. In so doing, it aids language and literacy education by engaging students in visual and textual experiences that bring stories to life.
– Dr. Dennis Creedon, Former Assistant Superintendent, The School District of Philadelphia
Enchantment Everywhere in Schools
Magical productions that breathe life into classic stories
Bring Enchantment to your school! An Enchantment Everywhere production provides your students fun, new ways to move and interact with literature – right in your own school. Let us help you ignite your students’ imagination, delight their senses and stimulate their minds.
Start by booking an assembly performance for your school and add a pre- or post-performance workshop to enhance your students’ experience!
Add On: Pre- or Post-Performance Workshop
ETC teaching artists are available to visit your Greater Philadelphia area classroom to help prepare students for the show. Our teaching artists will introduce students to the story, characters and themes, and the different theatre forms they will see in the play (puppets, masks, physical theatre).
Our artists are also available after the performance to discuss your students’ experience, and to introduce them to the possibility of creating their own production.
These workshops are available as an assembly program or a classroom demonstration. Let us know when you book your Enchantment Everywhere performance that you’re interested in adding a workshop for an additional fee.
We offer long-term artist-in-residency programs in Philadelphia area schools. Students work closely with teaching artists to learn the elements of Enchantment’s signature style (puppets, masks, physical theatre) and create and perform a theatrical work of their own. Although the basic principles are appropriate for all students, each residency is customized to the size, needs, age and skill level of each group.
We currently maintain In-School Residencies at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, F. Amedee Bregy, George W. Childs, William H. Hunter and D. Newlin Fell Elementary Schools.
We can also customize a one-time workshop or short workshop series for your school, scout troop or community service organization.
To request an Enchantment workshop or residency, contact Jennifer Smith at email@example.com.
Interested in Getting Involved?
Become an Enchantment Everywhere Regional Ambassador. Or, sponsor a residency for a school or community service organization. Contact Carin Brastow, Managing Director, at 215-496-9160 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.