EDUCATION CORNER: A VIRTUAL SUMMER SERIES

September 2, 2020

 

For 20 years, Riley Roam and Kenny Mikey (both pictured above) at Page Turner Adventures & Storyology Studios brought their highly successful interactive children’s theater to libraries and theaters across the nation. The Emmy award-winning Page Turner Adventures (PTA) was well-known for its lively, signature Slapstick Steampunk style that turned audiences into little heroes of sidesplitting, adventure stories. But when Covid-19 canceled many in-person events, PTA had switch gears...fast!

 

That’s when Riley and Kenny decided to create a Virtual Summer Library Program which included virtual story theater performances, crafts, recipes, author interviews, guest appearances from national and international performers, and much more. “It was so exciting to bring our passion for storytelling, comedy, and theater to the online space while continuing to support libraries across the country,” said Riley Roam. In record time, PTA had produced over 100 original videos that have already sold to almost five hundred libraries nationwide. Production partner Old School Square in Delray Beach served as their home base with a top-notch, studio-quality theater. "PTA’s virtual summer definitely helped libraries engage with all of our kids and parents!" added Kimberly Husing, librarian at the Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach.

  

PTA is now turning their attention to virtual field trip theater shows, working with the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach to provide ten virtual shows to PBC Schools. Because of the success of their virtual series, PTA will be hiring more production staff as they move forward with even more new projects! To learn more, visit pageturneradventures.com.

 

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