Stories That Soar
• FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • DECEMBER 3, 2008 •
• MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN HANSHAW 520-203-3511 •
MULTI-CULTURAL "FEAST" OF STORIES FOR THE MAGIC BOX
Support from Councilmember Trasoff & Ward 6 brings
Stories That Soar! to Blenman Elementary
At Blenman Elementary, where many of the children have emigrated from countries around the world, Stories that Soar! (STS!) will celebrate the stories of their culturally rich student body.
The mission of Stories that Soar! is to empower children to believe in themselves by giving voice to their original words and creative ideas. Regardless of their age, ethnicity, ability or academic level, all children are invited to participate and all children share the benefits as their unique perspective and collective voice are honored. STS! begins when the "hungry" Magic Box invites children to "feed" it their original stories and promises to magically transform them in a most delightful way. A few weeks later, the professional adult STS! acting troupe returns to the school with an original show featuring a selection of the students' very own stories. The hour long, variety style show includes dance, acrobatics, music, comedy, drama, amazing feats of imagination and a confetti filled author recognition.
Through our collaboration with City High School, some of these children's stories will find life as picture books. The high school students will add illustrations to the young authors' words and work with a professional bookmaker to create one-of-a-kind books.
STS! will also perform the Blenman show at the Beowulf Alley Theatre for First Night, a family friendly New Year's Eve celebration of arts, culture and community -- presented by the Downtown Tucson Partnership.
To witness the magic of a live Stories that Soar! production, please join us Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. at Blenman Elementary School, located at 1695 N. Country Club Road.
Visitors are welcome and encouraged to come see this show as long as they check in at the office. For more information, please visit www.storiesthatsoar.org.
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