Highly engaging interactive, theatrical performances for PK – 7th grades that address age-appropriate academic, social, and emotional issues; five one-hour visits per classroom. Also teen ensembles and professional development for teachers. For more information email programs@creativeaction.org or call Shobie Partos, Senior Director of School & Community Partnerships, at 512-442-8773 ext. 108.

Pre-K: WEMBLEY’S NEW FRIENDS
Students help Wembley the Worm adjust to his new school surroundings by learning how to name feelings, self-regulate, make friends, and handle big emotions.

Kinder: WELCOME ARMADILLO, SOMOS COMUNIDAD
Bilingual performance, music, and puppetry are used to spark imaginations as students journey into an animal sanctuary learning how to handle accidents, calm down, and welcome new friends.

1ST Grade: THE HEROES / LOS HÉROES
In this bilingual performance, puppetry, song, movement, and games are used to teach a four-step conflict resolution process. Students join Sam the Salamander as he sets off on a journey from Barton Springs to Costa Rica to Mt. Kilimanjaro to discover and practice the four steps to peace.

2nd Grade: A PIRATE FRIENDSHIP
In this program, students help pirate clans learn how to get along with those who are different. Students strengthen literacy skills using the book The Secret Footprints as they explore how to listen, respect various perspectives, and help their friends and others.

3rd Grade: TURN THE WORLD AROUND
Critical thinking and creative problem solving are central to this program as students dive into the book, The Araboolies of Liberty Street. Students must work together to save the future by celebrating differences and demonstrating bravery and teamwork.

4TH Grade: THE COURAGE TO STAND
Students learn how to become courageous bystanders in a bullying situation by exploring acts of courage throughout history, including moments from the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. After brainstorming, students act out ways to handle bullying and evaluate possible consequences.

5TH Grade: COURAGE IN ACTION
Students become secret agents and travel through time to learn how to become courageous leaders. After learning about historical leaders, students bring what they have learned into the real world to identify how to create positive change in their school or community.

6TH/7TH Grade: CROSSING THE LINE
Students explore the complicated world of middle school and social media as they examine issues of boundaries, consent, and sexual harassment. Students rehearse various ways to intervene as an ally and support a healthy school environment.

Teen Programs:

Creative Action’s Teen Programs provide a space for teen artists to explore issues of identity, community, and civic and social change through original theatre, public art, and film. In this intensive, year-round program, youth collaborate with their peers, learn alongside professional Teaching Artists, and partner with local community organizations to produce powerful plays, art installations, and films with extensive public reach and deep community impact.

Our three Teen Programs focus on film, visual art, and theatre, and are each comprised of young artists ages 14-18, who are paid a stipend each semester for the valuable leadership and artistic work they contribute to their community. Each program combines rigorous arts learning, youth voice and personal development, and peer-to-peer education to help young adults thrive as compassionate, thoughtful, and engaged citizens. Our diverse group of participants come from every corner of our city to form a select cohort that ensures high-quality, individualized support and builds lasting, meaningful relationships among peers and adult mentors.  https://creativeaction.org/programs/teen-programs/

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