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Written by Kids, Performed by Adults
with Striking Viking Story Pirates

Saturday, May 1, 4PM

Location: Talento Bilingüe de Houston (TBH Center), 333 S. Jensen Drive

Purchase At Door: $7 non-members, $4 kids under 12, Aurora Members Free


By showing children that their words are important, The Story Pirates have been blowing the minds of kids since 2003.  Aurora Picture Show brings back The Story Pirates, the famed performance group that uses children's words to create short films and comedy sketches. The group will perform live on Saturday, May 1st at 4 p.m. at Talento Bilingue de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Dr.

Described as "crazy entertaining" by host Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show," The Story Pirates know every kid has a story to tell-- whether it's a world where cats can fly or a rock opera about fuzzy alien Tickle Monsters. Founded in 2003 to promote a love of creative writing, the Story Pirates have collected words and ideas from children across the country and brought their stories to life on stage and on film. That's right-- the inspiration for every Story Pirates song, sketch or movie is an original story penned by a kid. For their performance Saturday afternoon with Aurora Picture Show, they will present videos of kids' stories that they have produced recently and will be available afterwards to discuss their process and interactions with kids.

In addition to this presentation, the group will present a special one-hour workshop on Sunday, May 2nd at the Aurora office for 12 children (ages 8-12) where they will bring a story to life right before the kids' very eyes using a green screen and creative writing. Workshop attendance is on a first-come; first serve basis. Read More

The Striking Viking Story Pirates was founded in 2003 by a group of Northwestern graduates who were saddened by the discrepancy between the arts-rich environments of our childhoods and the situations we saw in many under-resourced New York City public schools. Their solution was to show kids across New York City that their ideas, their words, and their stories were important.

Want to learn more about The Story Pirates?  Watch this documentary short.

Special thanks to Writers In The Schools and Texas Commission on the Arts for partnering with us to bring this program to Wilson Elementary.


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