NW Noggin - Storytelling Brains! (Ages 9 -18)

  • Drama/Theatre, Science
Kids Make Theatre at The Liberty: 1216 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103, USA
May 02 2024
Storytelling Brains! (ages 9 -18)
  1. Sun 
  2. Mon 
  3. Tue 
  4. Wed 
  5. Thu4:30 - 6:30 pm
  6. Fri 
  7. Sat 


NW Noggin - Storytelling Brains!


We welcome very special guests from NW Noggin to take us on a playful, educational adventure into the fascinating world of brain cells! 


In this interactive workshop, students will meet the extraordinary brain cell characters that work together to make us who we are.


Similar to characters in an epic play, these brain cells come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own unique personality and skill set. We will explore what they look like and what they do – from listening and seeing to making decisions, feeling, remembering, and even telling stories.


Students will then create their own brain cell characters to bring to life through creative drama, and take these characters with them at the end of the workshop.


We'll also delve into the neighborhoods of our brains and nervous systems, where these characters reside. Just like real neighborhoods, each brain area has its own distinct features.


Kids will work in neighborhood groups to create short scenes, addressing specific challenges and solutions through their brain cell characters. The workshop concludes with groups sharing their imaginative brain stories with each other.


For those curious about the real deal, there will be brain specimens available to examine. Our visiting experts will explain how brain cells grow, develop, and change throughout our lives. Don't miss out on this engaging and educational experience of theatre + neuroscience!


Find out more about NW Noggin https://nwnoggin.org/



  • This is a drop off for kids this age group; adults do not stay.
  • We will be crafting. Nothing too messy but always good to wear clothes that can get artsy!
  • We won't be taking an official snack break but students may bring a snack if one would be helpful. NO NUTS of any kind please!
  • Water bottles with lids can be in the room. We also have a water fountain.


The team for the NW Noggin workshops includes:


NW Noggin:

Bill Griesar, NW Noggin/PSU/OHSU

Jeff Leake, NW Noggin/PSU

Kadi Rae Smith, PSU Neuroscience Club

Julian Rodriguez, PSU


KMT Teaching Artists:

Lori Wilson Honl

Sean Cooney

Paige DeAlmeida


Participants must be 9 years to 18 years old when the program starts.

Registration period

Registration starts on 03/01/2024.

In-person location

Kids Make Theatre at The Liberty: 1216 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103, USA