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Education


Education Programs

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Education


Education Programs

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone

The Rogues are a part of Segerstrom Center’s Arts Teach program. Southern California schools should CLICK HERE for more information and to contact the Center to schedule a program.

The Rogues are a part of Segerstrom Center’s Arts Teach program. Southern California schools should CLICK HERE for more information and to contact the Center to schedule a program.

Mission

Rogue Artists Ensemble creates Hyper-theater, an exuberant mix of puppetry, masks, multi-media and music to create highly visual feasts for the imagination. Our workshops and performances adhere to CA State Content standards and aim to awaken a sense of personal ability and responsibility in audience members of any age.

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

 

Our Performances Have Appeared at:

The Geffen Playhouse, The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the National Puppetry Center, Inner City Arts and the Skirball Cultural Center’s Puppet Festival.

Our Workshops Have Visited:

Inner City Arts in Los Angeles, University of California Irvine, Cal State Northridge, Kaiser Permanente’s Education Department, Claremont High School, Project WINN and California State University San Bernardino.

Thanks to our Supporters:

Rogue Outreach and Education is generously supported in part by Macy's, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the City of West Hollywood Arts and Culture division. 

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education performances


education performances


 

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.

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Workshops


Workshops


 

Hyper-theater Workshops

The Rogues also teach kids (and adults!) about puppet and mask building, object manipulation, storytelling, and everything in between.

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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Puppetry Workshops

Bunraku Puppetry: Students will learn the history and fundamentals on how to perform this traditional Japanese storytelling art form.
Found Object Puppetry: Students explore puppetry by bringing found objects to life, unlocking storytelling potential and imagination.

 
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Mask & Movement Workshops

Movement and Staging: Students explore creating characters and storytelling through movement and staging. An actor’s instrument is their body, so through games and space-work exercises, students learn the fundamentals that help make creative choices to further tell a story.

Mask Work: Students create original character masks from found objects, paying attention to color, shape, texture, and emotions reflected in its design, and explore mask techniques used to create story through short scene development.

 
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Theatre Fundamentals

Intro to Storytelling and Drama: Students explore the fundamentals of theatrical storytelling through basic scene work and script analysis. We use open scenes to explore how to tell stories in a theatrical way.

Intro to Improv: Bring your imagination and put on your thinking caps! Improvisation is an important tool in the actor’s tool kit. Students will learn basic games based in the improv comedy tradition and work together to create wacky and fun scenes.

Fundamentals of Shakespeare: The works of William Shakespeare have inspired actors and storytellers throughout the ages. In this workshop, students are guided through the Bard's work, becoming familiar with the basics of his great plays, and get the opportunity to perform his texts.