VIRTUAL Summer Theater Workshops

Click here for a schedule of VIRTUAL Summer Theatre Workshops at TCAN.

Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company presents brand-new, scripted original musicals as the leaping-off point for our online Summer Theater Workshops. Your child will have adventures in acting, dancing, singing, and teamwork, and will work with professional actors, musicians, and theater educators in a creative, supportive environment to stage a final show - online - on the last day of class. 

Plant a seed and watch it grow...sing, move, act, create!

At TCAN, arts education is our priority - but your children will only know they're having fun! Kids receive interactive and personalized direction from Kristy and other experienced counselors to breathe life into classic kid’s stories - acting, dancing, and singing their way through a fun-filled theatre experience. By selecting from a variety of sessions, your child can choose what they want to do, and you get the guarantee of a rewarding and fun arts experience.

Using the familiar Zoom platform and original scripts, music and lyrics (provided), children learn songs, play theater games and rehearse lines to create an exciting final online performance for family and friends. Single week online workshops are offered during the summer for children weekdays. (see class list for specific workshop programs, descriptions, and schedule). 



Directed by: Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company

Questions? Please contact Kristy Pace, Program Director



Kristy Pace is the Director of TCAN's Theater Education Programs and founder of The Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company. A professional director, producer and member of SAG/AFTRA, Kristy's experience in teaching dramatic arts and directing children's theater includes successful productions at the Worcester Children's Theater, The Fiddlehead Theater Company, Kidstock Creative Theater Education Center, Theater After Hours, and dozens of theatre programs for pre-school, elementary and secondary school children in Massachusetts, North Carolina and Los Angeles.

Kristy earned her Master's Degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College, and held an MA Teaching Certificate in Communications and Performing Arts for grades K-12. Kristy has performed in and directed live theater throughout New England and in Los Angeles since 1984.


Marianne Ryan is a New England/Los Angeles based AEA~SAG/AFTRA actor, singer and voiceover artist with a passion for arts education. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NY, her work has spanned regional theatre across the United States and TV/Film work. For over 10 years, Marianne was the Founding Director of Discover Music And Art, a music and performing arts studio for families in Dedham, MA, teaching drama/musical theatre classes for children ages 4 - 14 yrs. She thoroughly enjoys developing this love of creativity with her students. When not in the classroom (as a student or a teacher), Marianne enjoys tap dance, reading, and spending time in the great outdoors.


Molly McCoy just graduated from Longy School of Music with a Masters of Music Degree in Opera. She has been teaching music for 5 years, loves working with kids, and will jump at any excuse to sing. A private voice coach as well as a professional opera singer, McCoy has starred in numerous operatic roles and as a featured soloist in a number of orchestras. Her true passion lies in Modern Opera and she regularly performs and cultivates the art. In her free time, she loves paddleboarding, cuddling with her cat, and anything Disney.