Tell-Me-A-Story Theatre

One of our Teaching Artists brings her high energy and child-friendly interpretation of favorite children’s stories to your kids. It’s a great literacy connection and a sweet treat for your students, right in your own classroom – a chance for wee ones (pre-K to early elementary) to hear a favorite story read and acted out! Material often includes audience participation or simple interaction and will last no longer than 30 minutes – perfect for young, wiggly patrons.

We can bring our programs to you – either in-person or virtually!

Here’s our Principal Teaching Artist, Traysie Amick, explaining what Tell Me a Story is.

IN-PERSON Tell Me a Story Performances we need a space to accommodate the children (maximum of 40) with appropriate distancing as well as a clear space for the performer (8’x10’). Open outdoor spaces can work well when the weather permits. And an adult observer/teacher from the childcare provider in the room to help with student behavior. Our performer WILL be in mask and will strive to maintain distance from the students (with help from the childcare providers).

VIRTUAL Performances will need an adult observer/teacher from the childcare provider in the room with the students who knows how to connect to the virtual class, a large screen able to display our teacher for optimal visibility connected to reliable wifi.  The specific meeting links will need to be generated by your organization and an invitation sent to SCCT a few days before for our teacher/performer to use on the day scheduled.

It is critical for the childcare organization to test the planned computer, promethean board, smart TV in advance of the scheduled class/performance so that all the tech glitches are worked out (potential feedback from 2 microphone sources, how we can see your students based on your camera source, etc) and so that the teacher/operator is confident in connecting and operation ahead of the scheduled date. This can be done in house with a link sent to another teacher/administrator to practice ahead of time.

Cost: One performance for up to 40 students – $130 for locations within 5 miles of downtown Greenville
Add a second performance on the same day for $60 more

Travel: We are able to tour this program to the following counties in the Upstate: Anderson, Greenville, Pickens, and Spartanburg Counties, along with areas of Laurens and Oconee Counties. An additional travel fee of $1 per mile (round trip) will apply for locations further than 5 miles from downtown Greenville.

FREE!  Tell-Me-A Story Theatre Weekday Fieldtrip to SCCT for school groups: One of our Teaching Artists shares her high energy and child-friendly interpretation of favorite children’s stories to our audiences at our downtown theatre. It’s a great literacy connection and a sweet treat for your students, performed in our Prisma Health Lobby – a chance for wee ones (pre-K to early elementary) to hear a favorite story read and acted out! Material often includes audience participation or simple interaction and will last no longer than 30 minutes – perfect for young, wiggly patrons.

Cost: FREE! (but reservation is required).

“Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes” by Eric Litwin & James Dean
Public Shows – Thursday, September 22 at 9:45 & 11am
(contact [email protected] to reserve.)

“Creepy Carrots” by Aaron Reynolds & Peter Brown
Public Shows – Thursday, October 20 at 9:45 & 11am
(contact [email protected] to reserve.)

“Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis
Public Shows – Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 9:45 & 11am
(contact [email protected] to reserve.)

“Be a Friend” by Salina Yoon
Public Shows – Thursday, February 16 at 9:45 & 11am
(contact [email protected] to reserve.)

“Go to Sleep in Your Own Bed” by Candace Fleming & Lori Nichols
Public Shows – Thursday, March 30 at 9:45 & 11am
(contact [email protected] to reserve.)

“Julian is a Mermaid” by Jessica Love
Public Shows – Thursday, April 13 at 9:45 & 11am
(contact [email protected] to reserve.)

SCCT is committed to the health and safety of our patrons, casts, crews, students, and staff. Masks are optional, but recommended, especially for those who are unvaccinated and/or immunocompromised. Our COVID Policies.

**These titles are also available for the public for free, but on select Tuesdays at 9:45am & 11am. No reservation required for the public shows on Tuesdays, but space could be limited.**