Star in Your Own Theatrical Play!

2-3 Hour Experience at Your Home

This wacky and creative experience will lead children to create their very own play, inspired by nearby, found objects. Kids will form connections between everyday objects to create stories, and collaborate to produce and star in their own production. It will be recorded so students can keep a copy to share with parents, family, and friends.

Kids will be inducted into the artistic process, with games to loosen muscles and get children comfortable talking and sharing about themselves. They'll move on to storytelling about special items of theirs, and begin connecting objects and individuals in their telling of it.

Finally, Tonya will facilitate a brainstorming session to develop a list of "ingredients" for the stories from found objects located within the room. Improvisation exercises in combination with road mapping a story arc will land kids on center stage, ready to showcase their talents and tales!

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About Tonya

Actress and Teacher

Tonya graduated in 2018 from Vassar College, where she majored in Drama, minored in Sustainability, and was awarded multiple honors for her acting and vocal performance and work in sustainability. Upon graduating, she moved to New York City where she performed professionally in regional theatre and taught students privately in voice, guitar, and music theory.

Tonya grew up in Boulder, and with a near-decade of private voice training under her belt, has been music directing and vocal coaching at youth theatre companies in Boulder and Conifer for the past few years. Tonya has done many wacky things for the theatrical stories she's told, including scarfing down a whole bowl of mac n' cheese, fencing with parasols, and chasing someone with a broom! She loves finding the wackiest things for her students to do to bolster courage and creativity!

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What Parents are Saying

We LOVED everything about Grasshopper! The customer service experience was exceptional! I felt like so much intentionality was taken to ensure that the activity would be both age appropriate and fun for my kids. Our experience leader was so easy going and chatted with the kids during the experience, and really took the time to engage and get to know them. We are definitely going to be using Grasshopper again! Thank you!

- Mandi B.

Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!

- Lauren G.

Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.

- Sarah L.