Friday, March 21, 2014

Curriculum Packets

This season we introduced an extensive curriculum packet and activity book to complement performances of Ease the Tease.  The resulting packet, created by Judy Freedman, has proven to be a phenomenal resources for teachers.  There are enough activities in this massive activity guide to reinforce positive teasing response strategies all year long!

We are now thrilled to introduce curriculum packets for Show Some Respect (K-5), Take A Stand (6-8), Making Healthy Choices (K-5), and Go Green (K-5)!  While these packets are thinner than the Ease The Tease tome, they are perfect ways to cary the dialogue that starts on stage into the classroom.  Each packet includes  discussion questions, drawing exercises, writing exercises, games, and a list of suggested books that further explore the theme.

These packets are now included with all new bookings of their associated assemblies!  A week before performances, I'll email PDF's to our onsite contact so that packets can be distributed to teachers in advance of the show!

I had a blast generating word searches, outlining follow up activities, and flipping through hundreds of picture books at the local library!  I look forward to sharing these packets with our audiences!

As always, you can learn more about Imagination Theater and our performances at

— Jeremy Schaefer, Associate Artistic Director

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

One Earth Film Festival!

As we gear up for April performances of Go Green, it is incredibly exciting to see everything happening March 7-9 at the One Earth Film Festival!

Family friendly events include a film adaptation of Peter Brown's phenomenal picture book, The Curious Garden (Sunday, March 9, 2014 – 3-4:15pm/The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor 7347 Madison St, Forest Park, IL), and the magical adventure, Lost and Found (Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 3:30-4:15pm/W. Beye Elementary School 230 N Cuyler Ave, Oak Park)!

Definitely check out these awesome green films!

As always, you can learn about Imagination Theater and our Go Green program at

— Jeremy Schaefer, Associate Artistic Director