Act!vated (Story Theatre) Adventures

is creating cultural awareness & promoting literacy with a theatrical flair

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Awesome Act!vator

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$5
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$5 helps cover the cost of a meal. Most of our food will be purchased at local grocery stores and markets as we travel.

Your perks:
  • 24 hour early access to podcast & YouTube
  • Exclusive Video Updates. Unedited video shorts from where ever we are. Daily - if internet connectivity isn't reliable, we'll upload in batches.
  • Our thanks in the form of a social media shout out

Amazing Act!vator

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$15
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$15 helps cover the cost of our food for one day. This will go a long way to help minimize our impact in communities located in remote, desolate areas that can only afford to cover our lodging.

You get all of the "Awesome Act!vator" goodies plus:  
  • A video postcard after 3 months at this tier
  • Free download of "Know Fooling" audio stories

Astounding Act!vator

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$25
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$25 a month will help cover ground transportation for one of us to get to our destination once we land at the airport.

Awesome and Amazing Act!vator perks plus:
  • Free download "American Tales of U.S." audio stories
  • Producer credit on Act!vated Stories podcasts and videos

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About Act!vated (Story Theatre) Adventures

Together we can create a more Act!vated World

Join us as we prepare to volunteer our services in communities all over the world: teaching kids English, performance arts, American Sign Language and other forms of cultural enrichment, drawing on our three decades of experience teaching and performing for kids all over the U.S. With your help, we will be able to reach remote locations and engage children in underserved communities worldwide -- and to expand our creative online content. 

We are Dennis and Kimberly (a.k.a. the Act!vated Actors). We started our little theatrical company in San Francisco in 1988. In 1992, we moved into a tiny RV, along with our infant son and set out to begin a two year national tour presenting educational theatre to schools, libraries and other venues across the United States. Driving through thunder storms, blizzards and fried transmissions to get to sites ranging from inner cities to isolated rural areas, reservations and inner cities. Our son has grown up and 32 years have slipped by but we never stopped touring.

Along the way, we learned to seek out new adventures and take advantage of unique opportunities wherever we could find them. And we developed a passion for encouraging others to be creative, defy routine and to put more challenge and excitement into their lives.

The long theatrical run may have come to an unexpected end, thanks to the pandemic, but the Act!vated Adventure is beginning an exciting new chapter. And you can help make it happen.

We are now endeavoring to reach kids in every nook and cranny around the globe. Our plan is to park our RV, downsize to carry-ons, board buses, trains and catch planes to every continent on the beautiful blue marble we all call home. Along the way we will stop for 2-4 weeks to live with and learn from the locals while we volunteer our services teaching English and the arts at local schools and outreach programs in exchange for a roof over our heads and some victuals in our bellies. With financial support from donors, corporations and Patreons the tour will be extended beyond the first year.

Thanks for being an Act!vator

Every penny donated goes directly towards helping us reach and teach students. There is no travel agency, middle man or corporation siphoning funds. There will be no charge to the students or their families for our services, because we are trying to reach communities that honestly cannot afford it. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation and appreciate your support.

Here you will find updates, insights and exclusive content for patrons on a regular basis so you can see the direct impact of your donations while protecting the privacy of the students.

One time tax-deductible donations always appreciated paypal.me/activatedstory

Launching November 12, 2021

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$112.66 of $150 per month
$150 will cover ALL of our monthly "at home" expenses such as our cell phone, insurance, web sites and that's about it. We have eliminated all of the overhead we possibly could by moving everything out of storage, giving up our California mailing address and arranging for a friend to store our RV while we are gone.
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