Story Ship

Story Ship

Sean Driscoll’s Story Ship Offers:

Immersive educational children’s shows and workshops using the latest technology combining robots, comedy theater, music, animation, puppets and magic.

Interactive animated shows – animated stories on a big screen with characters that talk with the audience and live actors.

Shows that both entertain and teach national curriculum standards for math, music, social studies, language arts, reading and character education.

Digital Storytelling Workshops in audio CD recording and DVD development.

National tours performing hundreds of shows each year at schools, libraries, theaters, resorts, or anywhere else kids gather.

Biography

Mr. Driscoll and the Story Ship’s artist perform hundreds of shows and residencies throughout the United States each year in theater, television, school, concert and festival settings. He has over thirty years experience offering innovative programming that combines new technologies, animation, music and magic. Please visit www.thestoryship.com for more information about Sean Driscol’s Story Ship.

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

sean@thestoryship.com

http://www.thestoryship.com

  9945 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, GA 31406

Chatham

912-663-6320

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The Wand Of Dreams (Math Show)

Program description

“The Wand Of Dreams”
(A Mathematical Fairy Tale)

The land of “Happily Ever After” is in big trouble. The Wand Of Dreams has been stolen and everything is falling apart! Fairy Godmother or Godfather and the audience have to round up the usual suspects to solve the mystery. Each suspect offers an interesting mathematical problem to solve as the mystery unfolds. You’ll meet a Magic Mirror with a messy cold, a Dirty Rat with some pretty shady friends, a Troll that has traffic backed up for hours, a narcoleptic Sheriff that can’t stay awake long enough to figure anything out, Five Little Piggies with some really big problems, and a Dragon that loves bacon! The show combines hilarious puppets, beautiful animation, spellbinding magic, wonderful music with tremendous audience interaction. The set has big screen animation, lots of magical props and musical instruments. This is our best show yet!

Duration: 50 Minute Show

For Ages: Pre-K – 5th Grade

Setup: 30 minutes to 1 and 1/2 hours depending upon the performance space.

Tech Requirements: One Chair, One Table 6’X2′ and one Electrical Outlet (We bring the rest!)

Booking / scheduling contact

Sean Driscoll

   912-353-8381 or Toll Free 877-444-8253

 sean@thestoryship.com

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Media, Multi-discipline, Multi-media, Music, Puppetry, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Assembly/Performance
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Subject: Math, Music, Technology, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Call for availability – 912-663-6320

Available times:

TBA

Length of program: 50 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

One Table 6’X2′ and one Electrical Outlet

Location(s):

Anywhere

Fees / Ticketing:

Same School / Venue:
One Show: $795· Two Shows: $895 · Three Shows: $1,295

Two or More Schools or Venues in Your Area Block Booking On The Same Day:
$100 off the above pricing.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

R1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. (Students read text, view graphics and animations that accompany a mathematical mystery. The theatrical skits, texts and graphical animations give clues to how to solve the mystery.)

R2 – Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. (Evidence for solving the mathematical mystery is given on a large screen video during the show. Details given found in the theatrical skits, animations and graphics help the students to use analytical skill to solve the mystery.)

R7 – Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.* (The set includes a large video screen with projected animation and graphics and sound to help students measure and understand mathematical concepts.)

From the Math Standards:

CC-K.MD Describe and compare measurable attributes. 1. Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object. 2. Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference.

CC-1.OA Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. 1. Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

CC-1.MD, 2MD Tell and write time. 3. Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

CC-2OA Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication. 4. Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

CC-3.NF 1. Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b. 3. Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size. a. Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line. b. Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions c. Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers. d. Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole.

NC Essential Standards:

From the Information and Technology K-5 Standards:

K-5.TT.1 – Use technology tools and skills to reinforce classroom concepts and activities.

From the Arts Education, Theatre Arts K-8 Standards:

K-5.A.1 – Analyze literary texts and performances.

K-5.C.1 – Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

Because The Story Ship’s acceptance of a performance agreement may cause it to turn down other work, the parties agree that if for any reason the services are canceled by the Presenter, Presenter must reschedule the event at the Presenter’s and Story Ship’s earliest convenience or pay 100% of the agreed fees.