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.
Audience Limit: 200-300
Curriculum Connection: Mask Theatre, Native American Folktales, Myth, Movement, DIY Arts
Remote Single (Live-One Performer): $375
Remote Single (Live-Two Performers): $540
Full Performance with Marya Ursin & Dan Potter:
Single Show: $675
Solo Performance with Marya Ursin:
Single Show: $475
Travel fee: $80 per day
Note: pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to spotlight artist video, facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.
Pre recorded Video
School has access to the video for one week unless otherwise stated in contract. Do not distribute video link outside of the agreed upon parties. Please introduce the artists as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts Ensemble.
Live Follow-Up Q & A
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artists co-hosts. A representative from the school must be on the call to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.
- Access to an electrical outlet
- A private place to change
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.