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Windows and Mirrors
Windows and Mirrors is a storytelling residency book-ended by two performances. The professional show kick-starts the residency by modelling what participants will perform at the culmination of the residency. The Windows and Mirrors performance features Strike Anywhere performers sharing true stories about pivotal moments in their lives. Audiences are offered "windows" into the storyteller's experiences as well as "mirrors" when they see themselves reflected on stage. The performance features live music.

Residencies typically consist of 8-12 workshops and place a professional playwright and/or actor in residence with the group. Residencies are available to middle schools, high schools, colleges and community groups. In school settings, the professional show can feature teachers from the host school. Teachers undergo a series of professional development workshops to hone their skills as writer/storytellers and then perform alongside Strike Anywhere's professional ensemble.

The residency focuses on the elements of an engaging story, on solo performance and culminates with every participant performing their own story. The residency can be tailored to address the specific curricular needs of a classroom. Participants will hone writing, editing, listening and performance skills. A curated show highlights a select group of storytellers accompanied by Strike Anywhere musicians.

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""WINDOWS AND MIRRORS has become a rite of passage for our students." "
- Heather Cristol - Assistant Principal - International H.S. for Health Sciences
"I want my words to make people think and reflect on life." -W&M Student

"I learned to be specific and talk with the heart." -W&M Student

"Students need classrooms that are fun, loving, create a sense of belonging, inspire curiosity and success. Strike Anywhere's WINDOWS AND MIRRORS fulfills all of these needs." - Paula Lettiere - Principal - Fort Greene Preparatory Academy


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