We're headed on the road to the beautiful Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of UC Davis for a couple of shows on Sunday, February 23rd (1pm and 3pm). We'll perform two new amazing stories, one of which includes a "Marshmallow Man Song," and one of them features a CAT FREE ZONE.

Check out our tickets page for more info. We hope to see you there! ...In the CAT FREE ZONE.

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When the Story Pirates take the stage, you'll be amazed at what happens next... and so will the Story Pirates! That's because the 45-minute show they're performing has not been written!  These pirates can't sail and they won't make you walk the plank, but they will steal your kids' ideas and incorporate them on the spot into an interactive show that validates the imagination of every child in the audience. Join the Story Pirates as they create a show before your eyes that's as crazy, hilarious and unexpected as kids themselves.  Laugh as your sons and daughters invent monsters, dancing ninjas, superhero tomatoes - or any other idea they call out, and watch as Story Pirates bring their ideas to life.  


Story Pirates Create-A-Show
Wayne, NJ YMCA
1 Pike Drive Wayne, NJ 07470
Sunday, March 16th
11:00 a.m.


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On February 2nd Story Pirates will land in the Chicago area with two shows at SPACE in Evanston!

When:  Sunday, February 2nd

Time: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Get Tickets Here!

Where:  S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202

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The Story Pirates are back with  ‘The Weird Backpack’ by then 9 year old Bridget Hermann. When classroom eating backpacks threaten to take over the country, there’s only one backpack up to the job of saving the world! Will the Superhero Backpack with worms in its pockets be able to save the country? Will they make it to Tickle Island?! There’s only one way to find out! Featuring a snow day interview with now 10 year old author Bridget Hermann!

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To our dearest monsters, our fondest unicorns, and our favorite human beings:

Childhood has its ups and downs: the thrill of a first bike ride, the sting of defeat in the soccer playoffs, the wonder at greeting a new sibling, the curious sensation of losing a tooth.

It only takes three minutes to change a child’s life. That’s how long it took 10 year-old Mia to watch the Story Pirates perform “The Candy-Eating Alien,” a story she wrote for school last March. In the packed auditorium at Elmhurst Elementary, Mia, a sunny redhead, sat in disbelief as world-class performers brought her words and ideas to life in front of a room full of her classmates.

After the assembly, she hurried back to her desk and penned a thoughtful note in time to catch us packing up our set. With Mia’s permission, we’ve included a copy for you to read.

On a literary basis alone, the evocative and potent phrases she uses to express her gratitude are enough to warm the hearts of our seasoned writing teachers. Most moving of all, though, is that Mia will forever associate one of her fondest childhood memories with learning.

So many kids today have negative feelings about school. Can you blame them? In our paralyzed education system, the fear of failure long ago replaced the joy of discovery. That’s why the Story Pirates stormed into 276 schools across the country last year, with the aim of providing life-altering learning experiences that bring imagination back to the classroom. 

From those schools, we received TWENTY THOUSAND original stories from kids just like Mia. Through writing, many of those children experienced the joy and triumph of their own innate creativity for the very first time.

As 2014 approaches, we need your support to visit more low-income schools like Elmhurst. If you’re moved by Mia’s irrepressible words, please make a tax-deductible gift to Story Pirates today. With your support, we’ll bring more kids the best three minutes of their entire childhood lives. 

Thank you very, very much.

Jamie Salka
Executive Director

Donate today!

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Our awesome merchandise partners at The Vanity Project were just featured on Style Revival!

With its “Wear Real” campaign The Vanity Project acts as a platform for social change. Via high quality, wearable, apparel charities are given the opportunity to become the brand, which makes the task of brand awareness more achievable.  By doing the simple act of buying clothing with meaning people can inherently change the impact he/she has on the world. Each person that wears t-shirts for a cause is essentially a walking billboard. Unique logos are conversation starters, conversations lead to awareness, and awareness leads to change.

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This fall, swing by The Drama Book Shop and browse through hundreds of original stories written by kids. Two of our fiercest Pirates will be there to assist you as you eat a bite, have a drink, and immerse yourself in some wonderful stories. One volunteer will win two tickets to our hilarious After Dark show and we'll wrap up the evening with a sneak preview of a sketch from an upcoming performance!

Here's the schedule:

  • October 29th @ 7pm

  • November 12th @ 7pm

  • December 17th @ 7pm

RSVP and find out more about the Story Love program here!


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