Sky Tales

Type: Performance
Art Form: Theater
Grade Level: K-5
Scheduling Request

The Mystic Paper Beasts theater troupe has been cheered around the globe for their extraordinary collection of simply-made yet expressive mythological masks, ingenious props which transform everyday objects into beasts, beings, tools and treasures, and for the whimsy and exuberance of their performance—a playful style full of rapid changes, dancing, miming, and singing. Sky Tales presents a constellation of Native American Tales from seven different Native nations – tales of the sky gathered like stars from a variety of traditional narratives, magical revealing, and transformative. Characters are distinguishable by the 25 hand-made masks worn by the two Beast players. Sky Tales teaches students about myth, grounding them in some fundamental stories from Native American tradition and inspires them with a Do-It-Yourself approach to art-making.

Available remotely live online or pre recorded with live Q & A follow-up. Outdoor performances also available.

Length: 45 minutes
Audience Limit: 200-300
Curriculum Connection: Mask Theatre, Native American Folktales, Myth, Movement, DIY Arts

Video: Remote Arts Learning Showcase (Mystic Paper Beasts begin at 1:30)

Remote Single (Live-One Performer): $375

Remote Single (Live-Two Performers): $540

Full Performance with Marya Ursin & Dan Potter:
Single Show: $675
Back-To-Back: $1,145
Three-In-A-Row: $1,620
Four-In-A-Row: $2,090

Solo Performance with Marya Ursin:
Single Show: $475
Back-To-Back: $805
Three-In-A-Row: $1,140
Four-In-A-Row: $1,470

Travel fee: $80 per day

Note: pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts


  • Access to an electrical outlet
  • A private place to change

Performance Space:
A playing space at least 12’ by 20’, ideally 20’ by 35’.
Enough height to manipulate 10’ tall masks.

Audience limit for K-2: 200 students

Audience limit for 3-5: 300 students

Arrival time before first performance: 60 minutes
Strike time: 30 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes
Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for students.

Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.

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Travels from Connecticut so later start times or overnight accommodations may be necessary.