TORRANCE, CA – 28 Feb, 2017 – The Story Pirates – a group of improv artists, musicians, educators, and professional actors who take original stories written by children and bring them to life on stage – are bringing an all new show to the James R. Armstrong Theatre on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 2:00 pm. The show will feature brand-new stories written by local children.
The “teaching artists” of the Story Pirates excite and inspire creativity in children all over the country. Founded in 2003 by ten students from Northwestern University, the Story Pirates now have over 300 cast members at their permanent branches in New York and Los Angeles.
They travel from coast to coast teaching students about writing in a creative and engaging way. They believe that “desire drives learning” and that “there is a powerful link between literacy and confident self-expression.” The Story Pirates have reached over 200,000 kids since 2005 and have helped thousands of students fall in love with writing.
The mission of the Story Pirates is “to celebrate the words and ideas of young people and to create confident, literate students equipped with a variety of tools for written, verbal, and artistic self-expression.” They have created their own writing curriculum and professional development tools, which they take to schools to help teachers learn how to teach writing in a different way.
The Story Pirates are changing lives, one story at a time. Come celebrate kids’ creativity!
Tickets for the performance on March 11, 2017, at 2:00 pm, range from $10-$20 and are still available. Purchase tickets at the James R. Armstrong Theatre box office located at 3330 Civic Center Drive N, Torrance, CA 90503, by calling (310) 781-7171, or online here.
About the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation:
TOCA works with the City of Torrance to provide high-quality, culturally diverse, educational, and entertaining experiences for the community. We strive to enrich the lives of those in the South Bay through the performing arts.
Company Name: Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation
Contact Person: Christian Wolf