The DownStage Theatre:
4029 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-1883

Upcoming Events

Emerging Artists Program

Sep 21 – Sep 28

Stone Soup will provide a home for selected emerging companies and solo artists who share our same passion for great theatre.


A Child’s Christmas in Wales & The Long Christmas Dinner

Dec 5 – Dec 24

Celebrate the joy of magic, family, and memories with two short plays for the Christmas holidays!

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Drama Education Outreach

Nurturing imaginations, developing acting skills and providing actor-centered education since 1996.

Greek Myths

Welcome to the Stone Soup Theatre Drama Education Enrichment program! Designed to fit the needs of K-12 students, we have integrated (WASL) learning guidelines with the belief that theatre is the perfect medium to serve students with diverse learning styles.

To select the best program for your school, follow our 3-Step Process:

Step 1: Select the type of program you want from the following options:

  • After School
  • Conference Time
  • Summer Camps
  • Residencies
  • Teacher In-Service Training

Step 2: Choose the style of learning that best fits the type of program selected:

  • Theatre Skills
  • Performance Programs
  • Academic Theme-Based Programming

Step 3: Select a specific Theater Skills class, Performance or Academic Theme.

Theatre Skills

Story Drama

It’s inspiring to teach new readers to lift a story from the page with only their bodies and imaginations. Young ones become excited about reading through the art of simple play!

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Improvisation

Kids will have great fun improvising characters and story lines. We will teach them to trust the process of making it up as they go, while creating scenes and characters expressing a wide range of emotions.

Scene Study

This class is the foundation of actor training and will teach character development, movement and voice work.

Musical Theatre

Come explore the wonderful world of musical theatre. Each student will perform a solo song and participate in a fun group number. Selections can be made from best of Broadway, jazz, rock and Broadway junior selections.

Script Writing

There is no greater imagination than that of youth. Stone Soup teaching artists will guide students’ story-telling skills and teach them to apply conflict, character development, storyline and resolution to the written word. Program culminates in performance.

Shakespeare Study

Regardless of age, Shakespeare’s poetry and magic is timeless. Younger folks delight in the fantasy worlds created by the Bard’s language. Teens identify with strengths and angst of characters as they begin to take themselves more seriously. Something for everyone.


Performance Programs

Leave the details of the school play to us. We will provide a director and an adaptation of children’s literature, 30-60 minutes in length. Our teaching artists will help kids explore the fun and excitement that goes hand-in-hand with creating live theatre. We strive to teach kids how to find the best in themselves, and go on to share it!

Choose from the following Stone Soup Theatre adaptations by Grade Level:

Grades (K-2) Scripts:

  • The Enormous Crocodile
  • Dr. Seuss’ Storyland
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Annansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

Grades 3-12 Scripts

  • 5 Shakespeare Selections
  • 5 Musical selections including Snow White
  • The Hobbit
  • Fractured Fairy Tales
  • And many more!

Academic Theme-Based Programming

Using theatrical exercises, teaching artists work with students to develop acting skills while exploring non-theatre curriculum. Choose from our curriculum or work with us to design a custom program for your classroom. Curriculum options include:

  • Scientific Discoveries
  • Female Leaders
  • Historic Characters
  • Religious Observances
  • Current Events
  • Required Reading

Program Rates

Outreach Programs

After-School: $13 per child/per hour
Conference time: $75 per hour
Summer Camp: $200 per child, per week, full day
Residencies: $100 per hour, 10 hours or less.
(Quarterly & year-long rates negotiable)
Teacher In-Service Training: $125 per hour

Performance Programs

* 1 Quarter – $1500 – $2500, depending on frequency of rehearsal. Script royalties additional.