National Theatre for Children

Story Studio Live

Capital E’s National Theatre for Children is proud to present Story Studio LIVE, a weird and wonderful live-performance radio show performed in your school hall!

This production explores the concepts of culture and identity and what this means for Aotearoa, featuring the powerful and imaginative ideas and words of some of Wellington’s young people. We hope this fast-paced, story-telling experience will be a catalyst for having some challenging but important conversations both with and between your students.

Following the success of 2018’s Story Studio LIVE, Capital E has spent a term working alongside students in the Hutt Valley, Wellington, and Porirua to explore their ideas of where or what ‘home’ is, and what the term ‘culture’ means to them. The creative team combined these experiences to form this season’s Story Studio LIVE narratives, synthesising the diverse stories of young people into an engaging radio show – complete with adverts and segments unique to the broadcasting tradition!

This experience has strong links to the New Zealand Curriculum through The Arts and English. Tauira will experience, consider, and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, actively engaging and interacting throughout the performance. They will see how sound, action and words are combined for a range of purposes, recognising connections between oral and visual language.

We are proud to have co-created this work with rangatahi, and hope this work will inspire the next generation of writers, actors, and creative thinkers. This unique and vibrant touring show of professional actors and technicians is an opportunity to show your students just how far their own ideas can go!

Due to the content of this performance, we recommend this show best suits students in Year 5 – 8.

We’re committed to making theatre as accessible as possible. This show is performed in your own school hall and thanks to funding from the Tuia 250 programme, it is completely free* for schools Deciles 1-6. Schools Decile 7-10 are heavily subsidised thanks to funding from Creative NZ.

Decile 1-6: One performance free of charge*

Decile 7-10:
• 51-100 students – $400 per performance
• 101-200 students – $600 per performance
• 201+ students – $750 per performance

*minimum audience number of 100 students. Subject to availability. Supported by Lottery Tuia – Encounters 250.

National Theatre for Children

Story Studio Live

Capital E’s National Theatre for Children is proud to present Story Studio LIVE, a weird and wonderful live-performance radio show performed in your school hall!

This production explores the concepts of culture and identity and what this means for Aotearoa, featuring the powerful and imaginative ideas and words of some of Wellington’s young people. We hope this fast-paced, story-telling experience will be a catalyst for having some challenging but important conversations both with and between your students.

Following the success of 2018’s Story Studio LIVE, Capital E has spent a term working alongside students in the Hutt Valley, Wellington, and Porirua to explore their ideas of where or what ‘home’ is, and what the term ‘culture’ means to them. The creative team combined these experiences to form this season’s Story Studio LIVE narratives, synthesising the diverse stories of young people into an engaging radio show – complete with adverts and segments unique to the broadcasting tradition!

This experience has strong links to the New Zealand Curriculum through The Arts and English. Tauira will experience, consider, and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, actively engaging and interacting throughout the performance. They will see how sound, action and words are combined for a range of purposes, recognising connections between oral and visual language.

We are proud to have co-created this work with rangatahi, and hope this work will inspire the next generation of writers, actors, and creative thinkers. This unique and vibrant touring show of professional actors and technicians is an opportunity to show your students just how far their own ideas can go!

Due to the content of this performance, we recommend this show best suits students in Year 5 – 8.

We’re committed to making theatre as accessible as possible. This show is performed in your own school hall and thanks to funding from the Tuia 250 programme, it is completely free* for schools Deciles 1-6. Schools Decile 7-10 are heavily subsidised thanks to funding from Creative NZ.

Decile 1-6: One performance free of charge*

Decile 7-10:
• 51-100 students – $400 per performance
• 101-200 students – $600 per performance
• 201+ students – $750 per performance

*minimum audience number of 100 students. Subject to availability. Supported by Lottery Tuia – Encounters 250.

  • Ages:8-12

What you get

  • A 60-minute professional performance experience at your school that showcases stories written by young people!
  • An immersive, interactive performance created by children and young people, presented by professional actors and musicians.
  • An activity booklet for you to use in the classroom to ignite the creative process in writing their radio play.
  • Process your booking and leave everything to us. We’ll bring this fantastic experience right to your school door! Easy!
  • An experience that links to the NZ Curriculum in English and The Arts.
    • General – The Arts

      In the arts, students explore, refine, and communicate ideas as they connect thinking, imagination, senses, and feelings to create works and respond to the works of others.

    • The Arts  – level 1-3

    • As they perform, analyse, and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, they gain a deeper appreciation of their rich cultural heritage and language and new power to examine attitudes, behaviours, and values.
    • Understanding Drama in Context
      Investigate the functions and purposes of drama in cultural and historical contexts.
    • Developing Practical Knowledge
      Use techniques and relevant technologies to explore drama elements and conventions.
    • Developing Ideas
      Initiate and develop ideas with others to create drama.
    • Communicating and Interpreting
      Present and respond to drama, identifying ways in which elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies combine to create meaning in their own and others’ work.
    • English
      Making meaning of ideas or information they receive – Listening, Reading, and Viewing
    • Processes and Strategies
      Recognises connections between oral, written, and visual language
    • Purposes and Audiences
      Recognises and understands how texts are constructed for a range of purposes, audiences, and situations
    • Language Features
      Identifies oral, written, and visual language features used in texts and recognises their effects

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