Open Arts Alliance Introduces “StoryToddlers”

Theatre class for toddlers? That’s exactly what StoryToddlers is.

Youngsters’ ages 18-36 months (an accompanied by an adult) will
experience their favorite stories without sitting still! Each session explores a different aspect of theater making: designing, performing and storytelling.

Participants will get a chance to experience it all while sharpening listening skills, the ability to collaborate and igniting their natural creativity.

New tools for the caregiver to use in their daily activities will be offered. The final session will be a culminating event and open share.

StoryToddlers was designed by actor, teaching artist and mom of two young daughters, Maria Pizzarello.

Ms. Pizzarello is the Theatre Program Director of the Darien Arts Center and a lead Teaching Artist with Open Arts Alliance.

Maria has been a NYC Public School teaching artist since 2005. Growing up in New York City, she attended LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts for Drama, and went on to receive her BA in Performance from Fordham University.

Maria is an Equity actor and also a playwright, published by Stage Partners and Playscripts, Inc.

Local non-profit, Open Arts Alliance, will run this community class at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center on Tuesdays from 9:45am- 10:30am from September 11 through October 20 and at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center and at the YMCA of Greenwich on Thursdays from (10:00am-10:45am) from September 27 through November 15.

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For more information, please call Open Arts Alliance at (203) 202-2147 or visit them online at
Open Arts Alliance, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit social service organization that uses the performing arts to bridge the gap between the youngest and eldest members of our community.

Through free educational programs for children and senior citizens, Open Arts Alliance is dedicated to bringing literacy and art to an underserved community.

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Greenwich’s Rocco Natale: When Passion for Theater Shines On All You Do