Elementary Schools

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Photography: Dor Kedmi

Photography: Dor Kedmi

Photography: Dor Kedmi

Photography: Eldad Maestro

Dear School Principals and Cultural Event Coordinators of the Culture Basket.

The Train Theater is delighted to offer Jerusalem schools a wide selection of quality performances from the Jerusalem Advantage―2016−2017 for the following subject groups:

 

 

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

  • Private Collection
    A wealth of dramatic activity using collections drawn from nature: leaves, clouds, water and earth. Children actively participate throughout the performance.

Grades: 1−2
Maximum number of children participating in school performances: 100 

  • The Rain Bird – A Paper Legend
    This performance deals with the subject of ecological damage and combines the unique theatrical language of the art of origami with the art of storytelling. Folded heroes participate in the dramatic plot involving magic and multiple twists and turns.

 

Grades: 1−3

Maximum number of children participating in school performances: 120

Maximum number of children participating in Train Theater performances: 60

Note: This performance may be combined with the Jerusalem Bird Observatory Program

  • A Sick Day for Morris McGee
    Based on the well-known story by Philip C. Stead. Morris, a small man made of wood, works in the zoo with his good friends who live there.
    One day, he feels ill and does not come to work. His friends are concerned and decide to act―a story about mutual assistance and friendship.

Grades: 1−2
Maximum number of children participating in school performances: 120
Maximum number of children participating in Train Theater performances: 60
Note: This performance may be combined with the Jerusalem Zoo Program.


Art and Literature

  • Geniuses in the Dark: The Chelm Legend
    A delightful adaptation of the entertaining stories about Chelm, full of naiveté and wisdom. The performance opens a window for children into the world of Jewish folklore and humor that never fails to entertain.

Grades: 1−4
Maximum number of children participating in school performances: 120
Maximum number of children participating in Train Theater performances: 60

  • Tailor Made
    A wonderful play about a very special tailor who sets out on a magical and exciting journey in search of a magical coat―a rich, creative performance of object theater.
    Winner of Israel’s Interdisciplinary Play of the Year and Puppet & Prop Design Award for Children’s Theater, 2014

Grades: 1−3
Maximum number of children participating in school performances: 120
Maximum number of children participating in Train Theater performances: 60


Science and the Environment

  • Points of Light
    The story of Lois Braille, the inventor of Braille writing for the blind. Creatively and imaginatively presented, this performance also deals with individuals with disabilities and special needs in society.​

Grades: 3−6
Maximum number of children participating in school performances: 120
Maximum number of children participating in Train Theater performances: 60
Note: This performance may be combined with the Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem.


The Jerusalem Journey: Trekking in Jerusalem

  • Mrs. Gabbai: Leaving the Walled City
    This experiential performance unfolds among the alleys of Yemin Moshe. Two actors lead the audience in acting, song and instruments on a nostalgic, active, multi-sensory detective journey. The children participate in a trek through the neighborhood which becomes a journey through history, culture and society.

Grades: 4−5
Maximum number of children participating in school performances: 75
Note: This performance takes place in the Yemin Moshe neighborhood!


Preparatory materials for all performances are available by email or on the Jerusalem Advantage website.

We look forward to hearing from you.