Celebrate National Literacy Month with a Drama Workshop! Did you know that all Blue Apple Players workshops support literacy? Because drama is sharing stories through performance, we're always guiding youth on communicating the elements of literacy. Utilizing drama to support literacy skills helps reinforce education and encourages new and deeper thinking in youth. Drama also encourages empathy.

For your consideration . . .

StoryTime – PreK-3rd grade

Join in this lively, interactive storytelling program. Children participate through imagination, sound and movement. Led by two teaching artists, this session encourages active listening, comprehension and language development – all skills vital to early literacy. 30 min $100 / 40 min $125

StoryCraft – 1st – 5th grades

Bring a story to life with drama! StoryCraft builds active listening through traditional storytelling, and reinforces students' knowledge of literacy through kinesthetic drama activities. Students take on roles and create the story environment to learn foundational literary elements. This workshop is a great place to start before students begin to write their own stories. 60 min $100 / 90 min $150

StoryTime Theatre – PreK-5th grades

Our new program for large audiences. StoryTime Theatre features an entertaining 30 minute performance with whimsical props and costumes, and a 15 minute educational Question & Answer session. A fun way for students to learn about a story genre (fairytale, folktale, tall tale, etc). 2013 Title to be announced soon! Schedule your spring performance now! $500 per performance.

Theatre Workshops – 5th grade – 12th grade

Students build skills in using the tools of an actor – body, voice and imagination – through theatre games and a variety of acting techniques and exercises. Our Teaching Artists guide your students in bringing their own original ideas to drama – practicing spontaneity, creativity and collaboration. Or, pick a theme for your classroom (Example: bullying, social studies, To Kill a Mockingbird, etc). Sessions are tailored to the age of participants and focus on working as a group. One-hour, One & half hour, Two hour workshops available. Workshops are customized to your needs, and performance option available. $100 per hour. 

Contact Education Director Heather Burns at heather@blueappleplayers.org or 502-587-7990. 

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Storytellers needed for educational and entertaining Storytime workshops with young children. This is an Independent Contractor position paying $25 per Storytime workshop (30-40 minutes in length) and $10-15 per hour for provided training. Flexible scheduling.

Teaching Artists needed to assist with and lead drama workshops for Pre-K to high school. This is an Independent Contractor position with a flexible schedule. $15-25 per teaching hour, based on experience.

Position Requirements:

-Bachelor's Degree in education theatre or related field

(or currently working towards a degree)

-Experience teaching young people

-Some theater background

-Adaptable to diverse environments

-Positive, enthusiastic approach


Send letter of interest and resume to Heather Burns, Education Director, Blue Apple Players at heather@blueappleplayers.org or PO BOX 4261 Louisville, KY 40204



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Director Wanted!

Director Wanted: Blue Apple Players is currently hiring one director for a unique role-play training team that works with Child Protective Service Workers.

We are looking for a director who is comfortable with role-play/improvisation and is willing to engage in serious subject matter. Director will need to guide actors through a rehearsal process to prepare them to role-play given character scenarios of a child (aged between 4 – 18) to be interviewed by training Child Protective Service Workers.  Guidance and support provided by a Project Producer.

Trainings events for Child Protective Service Workers will occur throughout Kentucky. Director will be asked to accompany actors as a company manager –providing team guidance and administrative communication. Housing and transportation for regional trips is provided by the Blue Apple Players.

A project stipend will be provided. $1200 (approx per availability of director)

Rehearsals begins in March. Regional work dates: April 18th, May 9th & 31st (and one additional date to be determined). Some flexibility on dates.

To set up an interview, please send an email with your attached resume to Heather Burns at heather@blueappleplayers.org

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Still accepting enrollments!

Currently still accepting enrollments for Introductory Theatre Workshop on Saturday, November 5th from 9:00am-12:30pm.

Call now for an enrollment form! 587-7990

Open to ages 8 – 14 years old.

Build your skills in using the tools of an actor – body, voice, and imagination – through theater games, movement, observation exercises and improvisation. Learn tableaux and pantomime techniques! Sessions focus on working as a group and having fun! No experience necessary. Cost $25.

Contact Heather Burns, Education Director, for more information.

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Join us for this lively, interactive program focused on traditional storytelling. We’ll engage your kiddos in interactive games and share some wonderful stories. Storytime boosts early literacy skills and encourages interest in books.  And . . . it’s fun! The giggling will be obvious, but take a closer look at your child as they listen to our stories. You can practically see their brains’ tick and their imaginations’ activate.

Wednesday, October 19th @ 11:00am

Oldham County Library

308 Yager Avenue

LaGrange, Ky

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