Story Pirates

The Story Pirates are a national education and media organization founded in 2004 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people. By pairing world-class teachers with first-rate actors and comedians, we offer a variety of tools to make learning more engaging and effective. Dually based in New York and Los Angeles, we are best known for the Idea Storm Program, a master-class writing workshop that brings teaching concepts to life, followed by a musical sketch comedy show featuring stories by students and performed by professional artists. Our acclaimed programs and professional development services for teachers are in place at over 350 schools from coast to coast, and our podcasts and radio broadcasts are heard by kids and adults around the world.

Ages K-5

America

Greatest Hits Show

  • Ideal for both school and family audiences
  • School performances: K- 5th grade and Family: appropriate for all ages with target age range of 5-11
  • 50 minutes with no intermission
  • Adapted for venues of any size

A sketch comedy musical based in some of our favorite stories written by kids from around the country, plus a segment that’s entirely improvised according to suggestions from kids in the audience!

New Story Show

  • Ideal for both school and family audiences
  • School performances: K- 5th grade and Family: appropriate for all ages with target age range of 5-11
  • 50 minutes with no intermission
  • Adapted for venues of any size

Part Greatest Hits Show with an added twist: this show features brand new stories written by young authors who are in the audience! We collect their stories in advance and build them into fully produced sketches and musical numbers

Stuck in the Stone Age

  • Ideal for both school and family audiences
  • School shows targeted toward grades 1-5 and can be adapted for younger audiences as well
  • 50 minutes with no intermission
  • Appropriate for venues up to 1000 seats

Kids get to contribute their own ideas in the Story Pirates’ newest interactive comedy, based on the upcoming book STUCK IN THE STONE AGE, in which Tom Edison (no relation to that Thomas Edison) and Dr. Marissa Morice return home from a wild adventure in the Stone Age only to discover their time machine has made an unexpected detour.  A loud zap, a flash of light, and Tom and Marissa appear on stage.  To fix their machine and return to their own time, they will need the help and creativity of kids in the audience.

Stuck in the Stone Age Tech Rider

Story Pirates Tech Rider

Jon Stewart

“This is real. You know, these are real kids writing real stories and getting great joy out of it.”