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Sharing Stories

Bringing stories to life in the community!

Imani-teaching.gifEach Sharing Stories event centers around a book or story, inviting language learners to explore stories together using their minds, bodies, and voices. Asolo Rep Teaching Artists challenge participants to share the books we read and stories we tell in imaginative, dramatic, and fun ways. Available for both in-classroom early language learners and families of all ages. 

 

Want to bring Sharing Stories into your community or classroom? Contact education@asolo.org ATTN: Gaby. 


Where are we sharing stories next?

November 12: The Bishop Museum's Tales Under the Tree

Time: 2pm-3pm

Ages: All ages welcome

Story:  Sophia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beatty

Every morning, Abuelo walks Sofia to school . . . until one day, when Abuelo hurts his ankle at a local landfill and he can no longer do so. Sofia (aka Sofi) misses her Abuelo and wonders what she can do about the dangerous Mount Trashmore. Then she gets an idea—the town can turn the slimy mess into a park! She brainstorms and plans and finally works up the courage to go to City Hall—only to be told by a clerk that she can’t build a park because she’s just a kid! Sofia is down but not out, and she sets out to prove what one kid can do.
 

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November 13: Sarasota Art Museum's Free Second Sundays

Activating Words with Asolo Repertory Theatre
Time: 2 pm to 2:45 pm

Ages: All ages welcome!
Story: Rock from the Sky, by Jon Klaasen.

There is a spot. It is a good spot. It is the perfect spot to stand. There is no reason to ever leave. But somewhere above there is also a rock. A rock from the sky. Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there’s something off somewhere, but you just can’t put your finger on it.

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December 11: Sarasota Art Museum's Free Second Sundays

Activating Words with Asolo Repertory Theatre
Time: 2 pm to 2:45 pm
 

Ages: All ages welcome!

Story: Hey Wall! by Susan Verde

One creative boy. One bare, abandoned wall. One BIG idea. There is a wall in Ángel’s neighborhood. Around it, the community bustles with life: music, dancing, laughing. Not the wall. It is bleak. One boy decides to change that. But he can’t do it alone.

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December 17: The Bishop Museum's Tales Under the Tree

Time: 2pm-3pm

Ages: All ages welcome

Story:  Coming soon!

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January 8: Sarasota Art Museum's Free Second Sundays

Activating Words with Asolo Repertory Theatre
Time: 2 pm to 2:45 pm

Ages: All ages welcome!
Story: Carmela Full of Wishes, by Matt de la Peña 

When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true--she's finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, past the crowded bus stop, the fenced-off repair shop, and the panadería, until they arrive at the Laundromat, where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make . . . 

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