Boxtales Virtual Education Programs stimulate minds, encourage teamwork, build character, develop self-esteem, unlock the imagination, develop sensitivity to others, and broaden awareness of the world as well as develop the tools to create interesting theatre and tell a clear story.
Mission: To help students develop their voices, bodies and imaginations by teaching performance skills which help them to grow both as artists and as citizens.
Vision: To create an environment where kids can learn discipline, take risks, master new skills and overcome their fears. To create an environment where kids develop self-esteem, confidence, and optimism. To create a supportive, collaborative environment where children learn compassion, tolerance and how to work creatively with others to solve problems.
• Introduce Growth Mindset
• Build a sense of Confidence and Resilience
• Destroy Negative Self Talk
• Deepen Self Knowledge and broaden Awareness of the World
• Share lots of Gratitude, Witnessing and Applause!
Residencies – Usually 12 sessions over a 12-week period, they can be scaled to fit your schedule and goals. Residencies will focus on our own unique, creative method of theatre creation, and direct the students in original, solo performances. It’s fun, engaging and both physically and intellectually stimulating.
Hour-long workshops and After-School Programs – are filled with fun, stimulating and engaging theatre exercises that come from a variety of cultural performance traditions. Beyond building social skills and self-knowledge, it’s an energizing break from the normal curriculum.
Family Nights – offer a fun interactive way to get everyone playing on the same level. This is a great way to develop report while witnessing and honoring our kids. Past families have reported adopting some of the games into their regular family life!Book a Program
Benefits of the Program
All acting training, in a sense, is based on the simple practice of imagining what is like to be someone or something besides one’s self, thus creating understanding, empathy and awareness of others.
Our updated version of the game “Red light, green light” teaches self-control, non-verbal communication, collaboration, and the importance of strategy.
Our “Mirroring” exercises force participants to look more carefully and try to do what others do. This increases attention ability as well as creating more awareness of the world around them.
“Zip Zap Zop” hones sequencing skills, memory and basic attention.
Many of our exercises promote theme and symbol identification, pattern recognition and stimulate abstract thinking.
We have collected many improvisation technics. “Improv” is about getting out of our head and engaged with your partners, building playful, confident and responsive communication, spontaneity, and confidence on stage or in a leadership role. One of the central principles of improv is ‘yes, and’ – the idea of accepting what your partner offers you and building on it. We bypass a fear based, territorial, guarded mode which shuts us down as communicators and instead create an internal state of generosity, connection, and self-assurance.
Our storytelling training helps us shape a message in the most compelling way for our audience. We work on the arc of the narrative, identify and hone the core or “essence” of the message, and how to make it clear and vivid. Clarifying why your audience should care, and share your excitement, make it matter, make it fascinating, make it meaningful, and make it fun. We believe that to be successful at anything in life, storytelling is essential!
Generally we see that young people learn a great deal about themselves through these programs. The fun, artistic atmosphere allows us to challenge them more than they are used to, and in that challenge they find how far their resolve goes, how they perform under pressure, that they have previously undiscovered leadership skills, as well as a host of other character defining qualities.