Thursday, August 28, 2014

Show Some Respect!

Show Some Respect was the most popular show of our 2013-14 season, so we kicked it up a notch for the 2014-15 season.  

This past May, we led a series of workshops with a very enthusiastic 2nd and 4th grade classroom at Courtenay Elementary in Chicago.  We sought to discover how our audiences struggle to show respect and where they would like more respect shown to them.  These workshops culminated in brand new scenes based on the themes brought up by the students and role-played in their classrooms.

We could not be more pleased with our brand spanking new Show Some Respect scripts for K-2 and 3-5 audiences.  The show premiered at Courtenay, where it earned a warm reception from the students who provided their input, and their peers throughout the school.  

This week we showcased the 3-5th grade scene about an envious best friend at Showcase 2014 and the parents in the audience immediately recognized the social struggles of their own kids.

These fresh scenes are primed for a busy touring season.  we can't wait to get them on the road.

As always, you can learn more about Show Some Respect and all of our other programs at

—Jeremy Schaefer, Associate Artistic Director 

Friday, August 1, 2014

2014-15 Ensemble!

Imagination Theater is incredibly proud of our talented ensemble and we are thrilled to welcome three phenomenal performers into our IT family!

Sydney Charles, Jose Nateras, and Sean Sullivan have been busy this past month rehearsing our teeming roster of assemblies.  They have taken to the work like ducks to water!  I've loved watching them, and I'm sure audiences will too!

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

—Jeremy Schaefer, Associate Artistic Director