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- The Shadow Box Theatre

Shadow Box Theatre Inc

Administrative Offices
325 West End Avenue,
New York, NY 10023

© 2018 by Shadow Box Theatre

Designed by Anna Whitty

Shadow Box Theatre Workshops

The Shadow Box Theatre (SBT) offers a comprehensive Theatre Arts Workshop program with an emphasis on puppetry designed for public school and private schools, both during and after school for children.  In addition we offer workshops for teachers, staff and parents. Each program is designed for the specific school, its population and needs. Our workshops open the doorway to a child's imagination through theatre arts, puppetry and creativity while supporting content areas and curriculum through an innovative pathway to language and literacy.  

SBT is fully registered with the NYC Department of Education as an arts-in-education provider. Our workshops comply with NYC Child Care Training Regulations, required NYC Dept. of Health (SACC) training hours, Curriculum Standards and Content Areas in line with the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts.

Workshops for Students

Student workshops are designed for children to explore artistic pathways to literacy. This is done through the use of puppetry, movement, music and storytelling. These theatre techniques allow children to build vocabulary, listening and public speaking skills, teamwork and problem solving as well as opening their creative spirit. Our teaching artists work collaboratively with classroom teachers, enhancing the curriculum while accepting the student's  individual needs. Our workshops are tailored to each school, and can run during classroom hours (as multiple or individual workshops) or after school as well. 
Our program meets NYS learning standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, and NYC DOE Blueprint and SBT is fully registered with the New York Department of Education as an arts-in-education provider in the public schools.  

Workshops for Family

Parent workshops are designed to encourage parents to get involved with their children's learning, creating an opportunity for adults to become an integral part of their child’s education. Parents explore language as well as opening their own creative spirit. Parent/child workshops support parents and ESL learners to become active partners via storytelling, encouraging the joy of the love of books. Working together also affords the opportunity to meet other parents, fostering an environment for playful exchange, community sharing and school identity.

Workshops for Educators

Teacher workshops open the doorway for the use of the creative arts in the classroom. Providing skills and concepts they integrate the arts into the core curriculum, to expand as well as enrich the learning experience. Through arts techniques we spark the teachers' creative muse so they can then access the child’s imagination so words become an open sesame. 

Meet the Author Workshop

Sandra Robbins, the author of our books, CDs and shows, is the founder of The Shadow Box Theatre.  She created SBT while she was a teacher as well as a writer, dancer, and choreographer. But the inspiration for the theatre came from her urge to nurture the creative spirit of her own children and their friends. Her shows, books and CDs bespeak that desire.  Her workshops bring to the audience her fifty years of experience as a creator.  A 'Meet the Author' workshop is a unique experience in which the audience is as much a part of its creation as the author.

Afterschool & CASA Workshop

Our CASA program is tailored to the needs of individual schools and student populations. SBT workshop leaders have worked with students from Pre-K through High school as well as with parents. Our creative arts techniques range from various forms of puppetry, drama, music, and movement, to creative writing and the art of story telling.  The needs of the school dictate the creative experience. Every CASA creates a world unto themselves.