education performances

Rogue Artists Ensemble’s Education and Outreach program is focused on creating high quality, family-friendly Hyper-theatrical works for both large and small venues. Rogue performances are unique, exuberant and unforgettable, combining puppetry, masks, multi-media and music to create wondrous highly visual feasts for the imagination. In addition to performing in larger venues, our education programs can fit in any school auditorium and we can work with any budget.

For more information, or to book a workshop or performance, please email our
Education Manager HERE 
or call 213-596-9468

 
 
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The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone

Based on the book The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone by Timothy Basil Ering and featuring giant puppets, video projections and original songs! In a world made of cement lives a very special Boy, with a singular wish to find treasure. Amidst heaping piles of trash he finds a treasure box containing specks that could change the world forever, but only if he can unite with his new friends Rat, Rabbit and Fruit Fly. A special visitor appears called Frog Belly Rat Bone who protects the specks and in doing so teaches everyone the power of friendship.

Appropriate Age Range: K – 5th grade

Learning Objectives:
Students will experience the art of puppetry, how to make decisions for one self and learn that no one should listen to bullies.

Produced by special arrangement with Candlewick Press.

 
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Zen Shorts

Based on the Caldecott-winning book, Zen Shorts follows three siblings as they navigate the pressures of school, friendship, and the struggles of growing up. But everything changes once a Zen master panda named Stillwater moves into their neighborhood and shares three simple Zen tales that illuminate their world. Using Hyper-theatrical puppet performances, magical video projections, and original songs, Zen Shorts is an adventure filled with imagination, love, and panda philosophy.

Appropriate Age Range: 3rd – 6th grade

Learning Objectives:
Students will experience the art of Bunraku puppetry, shadow puppetry and learn the importance of friendship and family and that being the “cool kid” simply means being yourself!

Produced by special arrangement with Scholastic Books.