Imagination Theater, Inc.

Biography: 

Imagination Theater’s mission is to provide diverse audiences with original, dynamic, participatory, theatrical programming that enhances well-being and creates a more civil, safe society.

Founded in 1966, Imagination Theater's award-winning, touring performances enable audiences to explore complex issues in safe environments. Audience participation is at the core of every performance. Rather than being passive “spectators” of fixed scenes, audience members in Imagination Theater events become involved “spect-actors,” ensuring that they are empowered to take the show's lessons off the stage and into their communities. 

For over 45 years, Imagination Theater has remained committed to the principles that the creative arts are essential to the full development of the individual, that all people have the ability to express themselves creatively, and that theater has a unique capacity to communicate to all people, regardless of age or perceived abilities.
 

Programs:

All programs are tailored to specific age groups. Our most popular shows include:

Ease the Tease 2.0: A Bullying Prevention Program for grades K-2, 3-5

Take a Stand: A Bullying Prevention Program for grades 6-8, HS

Show Some Respect – Understanding differences. For grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and HS

Making Healthy Choices – From nutrition to substance abuse prevention. For grades K-2, 3-5

Go Green – Environmental responsibility. For grades K-2, 3-5

Aware Individuals: A Dialogue About Sex and HIV/AIDS for HS

Other programs are available. Please visit our website for more information.

Artistic Statement: 

Imagination Theater (IT) is a touring theater company using a unique style of interactive theater to address social issues, educate communities, and challenge participants to change. IT’s residency program teaches basic acting techniques while exploring a particular issue. Participants build self-esteem and are empowered to make healthy decisions.

All residencies are extremely flexible and can be custom designed to meet a client's specific needs. Most popular residencies tend to follow this format: (1) Entire school views an IT presentation on a social issue (e.g., teasing); (2) A core group of participants take part in a residency program; (3) Core group showcases a final performance for the school and/or community. IT prefers to work with similar age groups - most common age breakdowns include K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and high school.
 

Residency Type: 
Performance Company