Be in front or behind the camera!

Act, film, or edit StoryArk's new sketch comedy series

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Vitamin C sketch comedy series - because comedy is an essential nutrient

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Do one! Do All! Join us for Track 1 (Writing), 2 (Acting) AND/OR 3 (Production).

Thanks, Stillwater Area Community Foundation

This project received funding from the Stillwater Area Community Foundation.

"Who Knows What?" A new mystery podcast

Join with other homeschooled students to create an original audio podcast series of mystery stories! During the months of February, March, April and May, we will work as a team to create, write, and record one stand-alone mystery story with interesting characters and dramatic plot lines. Students will also be able to voice the characters they create, as well as develop original sound effects for each episode. This is a great chance for students to explore and grow in their writing, acting, and storytelling abilities, while also boosting their creativity, confidence, and teamwork skills! Interested? Email steph@storyark.org to sign up. Day and time will be determined by the team. Tuition for the semester is only $75 thanks to funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Thanks, Minnesota State Arts Board!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

With writing mentor, actor and director Cassidy Hall

Cassidy Hall is a director, actor, and instructor for The Zephyr Theatre and The Zephyr Studio; a creative writing mentor for StoryArk; a director for ACT Theatre in South St. Paul Tri-District, and a professional photographer.


Cassidy was homeschooled, and throughout the years she enjoyed being a member of the East Metro Homeschool Band, Minnesota Youth Symphonies, and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies as a percussionist and flutist. She has always been involved with theatre, performing with the Phipps Center for the Arts, CB Productions, Stillwater and Woodbury Community Theatres, The Zephyr Theatre, and various companies in the Twin Cities.


Cassidy is trained in acting; singing; and dance, including ballroom, jazz, contemporary, and tap. In addition to performing on stage, she has also worked backstage for many productions as stage manager, director’s assistant, deck captain, light/sound board operator, and prop master.

Cassidy graduated from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, summa cum laude, with her degrees in English - Creative Writing, Music, and Musical Theatre. While at the University, she was an English tutor, and performed with the University Band and Symphony Band.


In her not-so-much spare time, Cassidy enjoys creative writing, art, photography, and spending time with her horses, Tex and Percy, and dog, Francois.

We empower student voices and equip young artists to succeed

StoryArk provides a variety of creative programming for youth, allowing them to tell their story through their chosen medium - whether that be a novel, poetry, film, song, podcast or anything else they can dream up. Student initiated and student led, each project is imagined, designed, and developed by youth. Professional authors, screenwriters, filmmakers, musicians, producers, directors and actors share their expertise and experience, helping students gain new skills in their craft and empowering them to become their best creative selves.


StoryArk is a 501c(3) tax exempt organization that seeks to serve the greater good.

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Shush! is a cultural project of the 501(c) 3 StoryArk