STORY STUDIO LIVE

Live, from your school, Capital E presents Story Studio LIVE!

Capital E is working with talented young writers in creating worlds and characters from their own imagination, and now these tales are being brought to life as a live-action radio play!

This fresh-twist performance on the golden age of radio is touring the schools across the country. Equal parts comedy, drama, adventure, and intrigue your tauira will be enchanted by the stories of their peers and inspired to write their own. This experience has strong links to literacy and to the New Zealand Curriculum through The Arts and English.

Tauira will experience, analyse, and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, joining in on the noise-making with interactive Foley fun! They will see how texts are constructed for a range of purposes, recognising connections between oral and visual language.

Story Studio Live showcases the voices of young people, inspiring the next generation of writers, actors, and creative thinkers. This unique touring show of professional actors is an opportunity to show your students just how far their imagination can go!

Suits ages 8 – 14 year olds.

WHAT YOU GET
Here’s what you will 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 students to ignite their creative process in writing their own 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 ViewingProcesses and Strategies
      Recognises connections between oral, written, and visual languagePurposes and Audiences
      Recognises and understands how texts are constructed for a range of purposes, audiences, and situationsLanguage Features
      Identifies oral, written, and visual language features used in texts and recognises their effects
WHAT WE NEED

The Story Studio LIVE team have a few requirements for visiting your school.

  • Children and young people to perform to. Suits ages 8 – 14 year olds.
  • A staff member to meet our Tour Manager on arrival to be shown where the facilities are.
  • We’ll bring the props, set, costume, sound and lighting equipment for the performance all we need is an indoor space, with a minimum performance area of 5x5m and an area large enough to accommodate your school audience.
  • Access to four electrical power points.
  • Parking for two extra-large vans, preferably near the performance space, with clear access to unload equipment.
  • Access to the performance area for 2.5 hours – 1 hour to set up, 1 hour for the performance, and 30 minutes to pack down. Talk to us about timings if you’re booking more than one performance.
WHERE WE ARE VISITING

Shows at 9.30am or 1.30pm. Talk to the Capital E team if you would like to book more than one performance at your school.

North Island

  • Palmerston North / 6-7 August
  • New Plymouth / 9-10 August
  • Hamilton / 13-14 August
  • North Shore / 16-17 August
  • Whangarei / 20-21 August
  • Manukau / 23-24 August
  • Rotorua / 27-28 August
  • Tauranga / 30-31 August
  • Gisborne / 3-4 September
  • Napier  / 6-7 September
  • Wellington  / SOLD OUT

South Island

  • Christchurch/11-14 September
  • Invercargill / 17-18 September
  • Dunedin/ 20-21 September
  • Nelson/ 25-26 September
WHAT IT COSTS

Talk to the Capital E team if you would like to book more than one performance in your school.

  • 50 students or less – $250 per performance
  • 51-100 – $400 per performance
  • 101-200 – $600 per performance
  • 201+ – $750 per performance
DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES
“What we wanted to do with Story Studio LIVE is to take the work and the voice of young people seriously and to work with them to give that voice the best expression in the form of a script for performance, and then produce it to the highest quality to share with other young people – who better to be writing work for young people about what is important in their world?” Peter Graham, Capital E Creative Producer – Digital
“What I absolutely adore about Story Studio LIVE, is that it is a live performance experience where professional actors and musicians bring to life the tales written by young people for young people!  This experience will differ from presentation to presentation, for the audience will actively participate in some of the Foley sound effects and help to create the ambience for each story. The personal exchange between the actors/musicians with that audience – in that moment – will be immediate, magical and spontaneous and will be remembered for many years to come for both actor/musician and young audience member.” Marianne Taylor, Capital E Creative Producer – Live

Curriculum Links

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
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

THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS, SUPPORTERS, AND PARTNERS

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