Customer Testionial:

" We look forward to our daughter joining you again next year. "

- The Barth Family

"Pocket Full of Tales teachers are creative, talented and relate to students in a very caring and nurturing manner."

--Kerry, (Annother Happy Mom)

In 1999, Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company set out on a mission; to bring art, theatre and adventures of the imagination to every child we meet.

Through performances by our adult troupe of actors and classes and parties with our amazing teachers, we are reaching that goal. Working in schools, community centers and homes from Coast to Coast. Our performances and classes are available all year long and scholarships and discounts are often available to groups or families with limited budgets.

So, whether you are looking for a one time in-school performance, a full length Artist Residency with one of our artist teachers or just a fun party entertainer for your next family gathering; PFOT has always got just what you need! So give us a call.


Kristy Pace - About Pocket Full of Tales Theatre CompanyKristy Pace is the founder of the POCKET FULL OF TALES THEATRE COMPANY. Her experience in teaching dramatic arts and directing children's theatre includes successful productions at the Worcester Children's Theater, Fiddlehead Theater Company, Kidstock , Theater After Hours, and dozens of theatre programs for pre-school, elementary and secondary school children in Massachusetts, North Carolina, California and New Hampshire. Kristy earned her Master's Degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College, and holds an MA Teaching Certificate in Communications and Performing Arts for grades N-12. Kristy has performed in and directed live theatre throughout New England since 1984.

shannon picShannon graduated from Niagara University, magna cum laude, with a B.F.A. degree in Theatre Arts. She has served as the moderator and director for the Niagara Falls Middle School Drama Club and as summer camp counselor in Jamesville, New York. She began working with Pocket Full of Tales as a performer upon moving to Boston in 1999 and has continued to both perform in, teach for and direct for the company ever since. Shannon has worked with children in one way or another for most of her life and recently has become a mother herself. The love, kindness and understanding she brings to working with young children is truly a gift.


Pamela Schipani - About Pocket Full of Tales Theatre CompanyPamela Schipani started teaching theatre in 1995 at Kidstock Theater Education Center in Winchester, MA. Working with a variety of different students from ages 5-16 in dance and drama. In 1999 she began working with Pocket Full of Tales as an actor and teacher.  In addition to her work with our students, she currently teaches full time at the Protestant Guild for Human Services in Waltham teaching children with special needs. Pamela has been a performer for as long as she can remember and is thrilled to share this love of the art with children.

Matthew Schaffer - About Pocket Full of Tales Theatre CompanyMatthew Shaffer attended the prestigious Orange County High School of the Arts before continuing his formal training in Chicago and New York. As a performer, he has had the pleasure of working on Broadway, film, television and in concert dance. In addition to his career as a performer, Matthew has established a strong voice as a choreographer for stage and screen. Matthew has over 12 years of experience teaching and choreographing for children's programs, including his work at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Through his work as a performer, director and choreographer, it is his goal to encourage future generations to explore their own growth as artists.

This is Dylan's 4th year of teaching Pocket Full of Tales classes. He has participated in Pocket Full of Tale classes since the age of five, and has taught many musical theatre and drama workshop classes, including summer workshop programs. Dylan is currently working on his Master's Degree in Education and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In addition to teaching musical theatre, Dylan has participated in a number of musicals and plays himself, including The Music Man, Oliver!, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. In his spare time, Dylan loves playing the guitar and hiking. Dylan is thrilled to continue teaching with Pocket Full of Tales and collaborating with Discover Music and Art in Dedham, and Music Together in Jamaica Plain.

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