Story Pirates at Spacefest NYC
The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors.They don’t steal gold, pillage villages, or claim land; they’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories. Stories by children from NYC and beyond will be brought to life and staged by the Story Pirates professional improvisational and comedic actors replete with music, costumes and sets. At the show, Story Pirates cast will take story ideas from the audience and turn them into hilarious musical sketch comedy, songs and the top-rated podcast for kids. Story Pirates first received national attention in 2008 when comedian Jon Stewart called the ensemble “crazy entertaining” on CNN. Since that time, they’ve been described as a mix between School House Rock and Monty Python, and The New York Times called the group “a theatrical treasure.” Each show features classic stories written by kids and the debut of brand new stories written by authors in the audience. They will also perform new songs from their second album Backstroke Raptor. From the stages of the Kennedy Center to the classrooms of schools across the country, Story Pirates provide unforgettable experiences that inspire young authors to write.