Story Pirates & LAUSD

The Story Pirates are LAUSD Arts Education Branch approved vendors, and we offer a range of assembly, workshop, and PD programming at special rates for LAUSD schools. Some schools will even qualify for full funding from the Arts Ed Branch! Get in touch to book a program.

Program Options:
Greatest Hits Assembly
New Story Show Assembly
Idea Storm Assembly Program
Play/Write Workshop & Assembly Program
Professional Development Workshops

Greatest Hits Assembly

The Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a big, hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional actors and musicians. The performance is based entirely on stories written by elementary school students, and part of the show is made up on the spot by the kids in the audience! Called "crazy entertaining" by the Daily Show's Jon Stewart, the Story Pirates will keep you doubled over laughing, all the while motivating kids to pick up a pencil and write from their own imaginations. LAUSD Price: $900 ** Back To Back Performances at No Additional Charge

New Story Show Assembly

The New Story Show is similar in form to the Greatest Hits Assembly, but features original stories written by students from your school. Story Pirates provides worksheets and story writing guidelines, then you send us the stories your students wrote. We select several to perform at the show -- it's a huge thrill for the students whose stories were selected! We also read every story and return it to your school with an encouraging, personalized note from the Story Pirates. LAUSD Price: $1400** Back To Back Performances at No Additional Charge

Idea Storm Assembly Program

This is a two assembly program. The Idea Storm is a creative writing master class, a hilarious improv show, and a pep rally, all at once. Story Pirates teaching artists and performers take suggestions from the audience to create stories on the spot, while helping students identify key elements of composition and narrative structure, such as plot, character, obstacles and resolution.  With an emphasis on creative problem solving and non-violent conflict resolution, the Idea Storm assembly leaves students with the tools to start writing and the excitement to let their imagination take the lead. After the first assembly, your students write their own original stories, you send them to us, and then we come back for the second assembly: a New Story Show featuring several stories your students wrote! LAUSD Price: $2250


Play/Write Workshop & Assembly Program

The Play/Write program combines assemblies, in-classroom workshops, and an after school family engagement workshop to give students, teachers, and family an in-depth educational residency, where students can’t wait to write, and where their stories come to life on stage. Teaching artists collaborate closely with the classroom teachers to pick and customize the perfect curriculum, then Story Pirates invade each classroom to bring improv games, creative brainstorms, and valuable tools that help each student write his or her own story over the course of four or five workshops. The program also features a Family Engagement Workshop, where we invite students and their families to a special after school sharing session, designed to spread the passion for writing to the whole family. Finally, the culminating New Story Show features brand new stories by the workshop participants, as well as a few of our greatest hits. LAUSD Price: $3700 and up, based on how many classrooms we visit for workshops


Professional Development Workshops

We have designed several high quality Professional Development programs that bring the excitement of a Story Pirates class to your teachers. Each has been derived from and can be adapted to the grade level, subject area, and needs of the school community. We collaborate with teachers prior to the PD to assess what specific subject areas they would like to explore, and ensure that each PD employs techniques that can be used in class immediately. LAUSD Price: $400 - $800

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