School Day Performances include:

A study guide to prepare for the performance and enhance your theatre experience
Reduced price tickets ($7.00 per student/teacher)
An optional post-performance talk-back with actors, director, and technical staff
Intersted in a pre-show discussion or program with your students? We will come to your school! 

For more information or to book school day performance tickets, contact Keith Campbell, Director of Audience Development at or call 330-836-2626

For more information about a pre-show program, contact Lauren Sprowls, Education Director at or call 330-836-2626 x35


Why Choose a Theatre based Program?
Theatre Can:

  • Improve Academic Achievement
  • Help students score better on standardized tests
  • Improve attendance
  • Build on verbal and non-verbal communications and enhance reading comprehension
  • Build self-confidence and self-esteem

Program Flyer

For more information about our programs, contact Lauren Sprowls, Education Director at or call 330-836-2626 x35

Weathervane Playhouse is excited to announce a new partnership with Story Time with Hassan! This program has been around for over two decades serving students in the Cleveland area. We are excited to bring this program to Akron. 

Want to see the program LIVE? Call and request a FREE Demonstration 

“We are committed to making the Arts accessible to all children!  We do not see deficits and challenges as limits, but new opportunities to show how our brand of Arts Programming can reach those who have been termed unreachable.” - Hassan B. Rogers, Director/Founder of Programming, Story Time with Hassan.


After working in the East Cleveland Special Education Early Childhood Program, Hassan joined Karamu’s Drama Theater for Youth Project, enjoying success as an actor, writer and director, and in 1993, the DTY Project garnered the Anne Flag Award for Excellence in Theater Arts Education. Over the last two decades, Story Time with Hassan has played to more than 250,000 people. Hassan is a proud recipient of the R. Joyce Whitley award for new playwrights, winning the award for his autobiographical work, Mrs. Roger’s Back Porch.  Hassan has shared folktales in over eleven school districts in Ohio and Georgia.  Whether it’s vocal performances on the internationally syndicated radio show, Your Story Hour, or sharing the stage with The Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Hassan has enjoyed local and national exposure as a performing artist. 


Story Time with Hassan is theater through participation that meets Early Learning Development and State Standards.  It engages students, from toddlers to school age, in life sciences, gross motor skills, counting and memorization to rhythm and movement, just to name a few learning experiences.

Through Story Time with Hassan, the audience becomes an actual facet of the story.  With one sweep of his hand all the hundreds of little feet suddenly become one of the many migrating herds along the Serengeti or in a river in Alaska, with a bear, as they catch salmon leaping upstream.  As a result, students find themselves involved in cooperative learning and fantastical expedition in geography.  Hassan is a modern-day griot

The Story Time with Hassan experience can be a valuable curriculum supplement for meeting children’s English Language Art needs.

See what Story Time is all about! 

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“The students in my classroom were mesmerized, so was I!   If I could only bring in one, resource specialist, it would be Story Time with Hassan.   We look forward to his visit every week.” – Shaundallah Carter, Teacher, in the East Cleveland School district. 

For more information about Story Time with Hassan, contact Lauren Sprowls, Education Director at or call 330-836-2626 x35