StoryToddlers is not your typical story time. Youngsters experience their favorite stories without sitting still! Each session explores a different aspect of theater making, designing, performing and storytelling. Participants will get a chance to experience it all while sharpening listening skills, the ability to collaborate and igniting their natural creativity. New tools for the caregiver to use in their day-to-day activities will be offered.
The final session will be a culminating event and open share. Save the date on Grandma's calendar and tell her to bring her camera!
StoryToddlers was designed by actor, teaching artist and mom of 2 daughters, Maria Pizzarello. Maria Pizzarello is a teaching artists with Open Arts Alliance as in the Theatre Program Director of the Darien Arts Center. Maria has been a NYC Public School teaching artist since 2005. Growing up in New York City, Maria attended LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts for Drama, received her BA in Performance from Fordham University. Maria is an Equity actress and also a playwright, published by Stage Partners and Playscripts, Inc.
About Open Arts Alliance
Open Arts Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social service organization that uses the performing arts to bridge the gap between the youngest and eldest members of our community. Through its free educational programs for children and senior citizens, OAA is dedicated to bringing literacy and art to an underserved community. Open Arts Alliance focuses on working with students who are in high-risk situations as well as senior citizens who have mobility issues, cognitive deficits and dementia. Its educational programs use theatre to speak to students of all ages about personal wellness, bullying and making positive life choices.