Free Public Performances of Black Light Puppet Theatre at The Governor's School for the ARts in Downtown norfolk on JUNE 24 & 25

Virginia Stage Company is excited to be a part of a truly revolutionary partnership with Eggleston that will bring Black Light Puppet Theatre, performed by artists with all range of abilities, to the United States for the first time.

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Have you ever wondered what it would feel like if you woke up and everything around you was big? Join us as we take an adventure into a world full of life-size flowers, bugs, a sinister snake, and a friendly frog. This tale of friendship and bravery is presented with black light puppets and is sure to be BIG!

JUNE 24 & 25 at 2PM, RSVP BELOW!


The program comes from Virginia Stage Company’s Education and Community Engagement Department’s Theatre for Everyone initiative to provide a theatre experience for individuals of all abilities. Over six weeks, VSC Theatre Artists will be working intensively individuals from Eggleston. This educational and arte-therapeutic method integrates black lights, music, puppetry, and storytelling techniques.

Since its most important devices are visual, underscored with music, most audiences, of any age can understand Black Light Puppet Theatre performances. The intended result is a theatrical work that combines grand spectacle with beautiful and moving art; all performed by highly functioning adults with individual abilities, who will be guided and assisted by trained artistic staff and personnel. 

Virginia Stage Company strives to promote diversity in the arts by creating opportunities that are inclusive for both performers and audience members. As a part of the Theatre for Everyone initiative, Black Light Puppet Theatre targets people across the spectrum of ability, giving them an opportunity to learn the art of performance and accomplishment.  Our goals include teaching, guiding, and reinforcing skills such as creative expression and interpersonal skills, as well as gaining a sense of confidence through the rehearsal and performance process. 

*Walk up seats may become available. Stop by the day of the show!


For more information please contact us!



In partnership with Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Virginia Stage Company will present “The Line: Art for Social Change” at Slover Public Library in downtown Norfolk on August 21, 2016 at 3PM.

The Line is the first interactive, forum workshop in the Education and Community Engagement department’s Art For Social Change Series. It promises artistic immersion, using scenes from James Baldwin’s epic 1964 play, Blues for Mister Charlie, as well as modern dance, spoken word, digital art, and open-forum, discussion-based activities.

This workshop will provide our community with a vocabulary for deconstructing racial boundaries. By empowering community members to investigate and deconstruct racially divided areas, The Line will inspire the creation of democratic and equitable spaces in southeastern Virginia.

The event will also feature the work and historical input of Cultural Geographer and Christopher Newport University professor, Johnny Finn, and choreography by Ann Mazzocca.

This event is free of charge but does require a reservation. We ask that you reserve your seat by clicking  the button below.

For more information about upcoming "Art for Social Change" events, please contact us.