The My First Imagination Stage theatre series offers intimate, interactive theatre performances designed for the very young in our Reeve Studio Theatre. Learn more below about our early childhood classes and weekend workshops for ages 1-5.

Boxes, Boxes, Boxes! - Early Childhood - Imagination Stage

¡Cajas! ¡Cajas! ¡Cajas!
November 19–December 3, 2017
A new bilingual version of Boxes, Boxes, Boxes!
Originally Titled From Here to There
Originally Written and Directed by Nastasha Holmes, Tell Tale Hearts Company, UK
Adapted and directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
Translated by Maribel Bustamente and Meg Lowey


Two friends use their imaginations to build bridges, birds, a train, a plane, and even a castle from cardboard boxes. Jump inside the world of a child’s imagination! Performances are followed by a “free play” session, allowing the audience to build their own creations using props from the show.


Seeing the show? Try our Activity Guide, available in both English and Spanish!

Inside Out - Early Childhood - Imagination Stage

Inside Out
January 13–February 11, 2018
Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer


It’s bedtime! But instead of getting ready, two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! While playing dress-up, a glove becomes a dancing fish, a shirt becomes a fantastic creature, and a sock dance rocks the closet. In this interactive show, discover the joy of turning things inside out!


Seeing the show? Try our Activity Guide!

Balloonacy - Early Childhood - Imagination Stage

March 10–April 8, 2018
Written by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer


The story of a lonely man who is revived by a visit from a red balloon is reminiscent of the silent films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. The playwright has imagined the man as an older version of the boy in the movie The Red Balloon, now grown up and grown old, having forgotten his youthful adventure. The red balloon returns to rescue its boy!

Seeing the show? Try our Activity Guide!


Paper Dreams
June 23-July 29, 2018
Written and directed by Claudia Moreso, Mons Dansa Dance Company Barcelona, Spain
with the US remount directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer


In a brand-new collaboration with Mons Dansa Dance Company Barcelona, Spain, we bring to life our first DANCE performance-based show, perfect for ages 1-5 that explores the many facets of creativity. A fun, interactive production that tells the story of two delightful creatures who live inside a wastepaper basket. Can our greatest mistake actually turn out to be the next greatest innovative idea?

Did you know My First Imagination Stage has performed abroad? In July 2017, we took our beloved Early Childhood production, Inside Out, to South Korea to participate in the 25th ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival. See pictures from the trip by following #IStageAbroad on Instagram!