The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors. They don’t steal gold, pillage villages or claim land. They’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories. The national organization was founded in 2004 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people. By pairing world-class teachers with first-rate actors and comedians, Story Pirates offer a variety of tools to make learning more engaging and effective. Their musical sketch comedy shows feature stories created by students in master class settings and performed by professional artists.
Based on stories written by real kids, this sketch comedy musical gives children in the audience a chance to help craft an improvised portion of each performance. The family-friendly matinee is 50 minutes without an intermission.
Story Pirates’ acclaimed programs and professional development services for teachers are in place at more than 350 schools from coast to coast. Their podcasts and radio broadcasts are heard by kids and adults around the world.