For Schools

WEST is pleased to offer the following programs for schools in Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties.

Book A School Assembly

WEST shows are crafted with the National Core Arts Standards standards in mind, covering English Language Arts, Word Analysis, Vocabulary Development and Literary Response and analysis.

2017/2018 touring show:  BALLOONACY

A tender, uplifting show for the little ones (and the big ones too). Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play explores the power of friendship and shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.

  • Recommended for TK – Grade 3
  • Great also for ESL & ELL students
  • 45 min. running time
  • Requires 15′ x 15′ performing area
  • All technical equipment brought with artists

“[Balloonacy’s] mix of puppetry, wordless situational comedy, and Chaplin-esque physical humor is a winning combination.”

-Twin Cities Daily Planet


School Day Arts Integration Residencies

Bring a WEST artist to your school for a one day arts integration workshop or a full theatre residency.

Programs are tailored to meet the goals of each school site.

Programs offered for TK – Grade 12

View the full spectrum of arts integration workshops.


After School Theatre Clubs & Literacy Programs

Book WEST artists to run theatre classes and productions at your school site as an extension program.

or WEST will run a satellite of our amazing theatre academy programs at your school site

What is the difference in each option? View samples of extended Learning Theatre and Literacy programs


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