New Victory School Tool Resource Guides
Available to Education Partners for every show in our season, New Victory School Tool® Resource Guides provide educators with comprehensive materials that explore the arts! Filled with practical, ready-to-implement, art form-based activities that allow educators to incorporate The New Victory into their learning space. New Victory School Tool Resource Guides are designed to support the New York City Department of Education’s Blueprints for Teaching and Learning the Arts, Next Generation Learning Standards and New York State Learning Standards.
Early Arts Learning
In this New Victory School Tool Resource Guide: Early Arts Learning, you will find ready-to-implement art form-based activities, creativity pages and unit plan brainstorms adaptable to the needs of any learning space. Each page provides myriad opportunities for educators, caregivers and kids to bring stories to life, explore emotions, sing, move and ignite their vivid imagination. Plus, the last section of this School Tool features a host of family engagement activities specifically geared toward bringing the arts, and a sense of play and discovery, directly into students’ homes!
The Pout-Pout Fish
Oh my blub, it’s THE POUT-POUT FISH! Put your fins together for this brand new musical based on the best-selling children’s book series. After everyone’s favorite frowny fishie tries to glimpse his reflection in Ms. Clam’s mystical pearl, both Pout-Pout and the pearl are suddenly swept out to sea! Can our fish of little faith summon the self-confidence to shepherd the gem homeward through the Big, Big Dark? Be shore to find out! For, after all, not everything in the big blue sea is as blue as it seems.
Grades Pre-K – 2
When Aesop escapes his master and embarks on a journey to Mount Olympus, he learns some very valuable lessons, like “where there’s a will there’s a way” and “look before you leap!” You’ll happily keep your eyes wide and your ears open to take in the colorful costumes, enthralling dance and spirited sounds of South Africa in this vibrant opera by the incomparable Isango Ensemble. Sung through in English and a mix of South African languages with a soaring live score of marimba music, sound advice sure sounds sunny in AESOP’S FABLES.
Grades Pre-K – 2
MUMMENSCHANZ in RE:PLAY
Creature conjurors! Shape shifters! Material manipulators! The masked mimics of MUMMENSCHANZ make their New Victory debut with RE:PLAY. Inspiring audiences across five continents over four decades with three stints on Broadway, the “Musicians of Silence” will surprise you with each artful scene. A playful production of timeless vignettes, RE:PLAY is as much about what you don’t see as what you delightfully do!
Grades 1 – 6
42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
Behold! A man so strong he juggles trees! An acrobat so light she floats on air! With a brilliant blur of sequined stilts, feathered frocks and flashing circus stripes, the endlessly inventive Cirque Mechanics upends expectations in a dizzying, dazzling array of acts that have never before appeared on the New Victory stage. Bright with light, laughter and good cheer, this stunning spectacle is a high-flying hit for the holidays!
Grades 2 – 12
Because I Say So
From offbeat ideas to curious habits, each kid is truly one of a kind. In the unique universe of BECAUSE I SAY SO, colorfully-clad performers in trendy tracksuits ask the question: What if kids had absolute agency? With endless imagination, derring-do and daring dance, this renowned Swedish theater company helps us see and move through the world as little ones do.
Grades Pre-K – K
Inflatable rafts on the Mediterranean. Dark holds of cargo trucks. Family photos hidden carefully in a backpack. Hear the stories of young refugees when CARTOGRAPHY asks what part we play in the lives of young people who set out into the unsure waters of their futures. In this multimedia theatrical work, witness a world alive with movement and migration as the effects of climate change, war and poverty give shape to where we have come from and where we are going.
Grades 6 – 12
Riddle of the Trilobites
Travel way way way way way back in time! In this live, original musical, set 500 million years ago, all life dwells in one sea and trilobites rule the ocean floor. When young Aphra discovers that the fate of the entire trilobite kingdom rests on her shelled shoulders, she and her arthropod pals must solve the RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES before a sea change of epic proportions destroys their home. With humor, heart and eye-popping prehistoric puppetry, this underwater adventure shows us how we can leave our mark on the world when we dare to be brave.
Grades 3 – 6
Powerful. Precise. Persistent. Political. The drum is talking. The music is calling. When Africans lost the right to use their drums, the beats found their way into the body of the people—the DRUMFOLK. New percussive art forms took root and made way for tap, beatboxing and the African American tradition of stepping. From hambone to hip-hop, an extraordinary ensemble of dancers, drummers and musicians takes us from West Africa to Washington, D.C., to reveal the hidden histories and resounding rhythms that transformed America.
Grades 4 – 12
Ahoy, mateys! Time to set sail for Robert Louis Stevenson’s TREASURE ISLAND. In this rendition of the classic pirate story, 12 puppeteers animate exquisitely handcrafted marionettes to tell the swashbuckling adventures of cabin boy Jim Hawkins. Battling the high seas and the infamous Long John Silver, can Jim solve the mystery of Captain Flint’s buried treasure? Or will he walk the plank? You’ll have to pay a buccaneer to find out! From Milan’s famed Carlo Colla & Sons Marionette Company, 19th-century artistry takes center stage in this visually stunning production.
Grades 2 – 5
Inclement Weather Policy
We must cancel a performance for ALL Education Partners if the New York City DOE decides to cancel school and/or cancel field trips due to inclement weather. If school is in session and public transportation is running, scheduled classroom workshops WILL take place. The Chancellor’s decision to close school or cancel field trips will be communicated to radio and television stations prior to 6am.
In the event of cancellation, updated information will be provided on the New Victory Hotline by 7am each day: 646.223.3090
We will work to reschedule your trip if the performance is cancelled, but may not have the seating capacity to do so. Classroom workshops can also be rescheduled, with the exception of correlating post-show workshops for groups no longer attending a show.
Resources for DOE Updates:
Resource Guides will be posted above as each production nears. For past School Tools, contact the Education Department at Education_Tickets@NewVictory.org.
New Victory School Tool Resource Guides are made possible by a generous gift in memory of Fr. John R. Scarangello, OFM, whose lifelong passion for the theater was a powerful influence on all who were fortunate to know and love him.