Virtual Assemblies

Saltworks currently offers your choice: LIVE or PRERECORDED virtual programming for students learning in-person or at-home.

The Choice

Our NEWEST Show on Vaping

Meets PA standards 9.1, 9.3, 10.1-3, 16.1-3

For Grades 6-9 (written by Tom Long)

Teen game show contestants are tested on their knowledge of vaping. A variety of scenes cover the science behind vaping’s impact on mental and physical health, the way vaping is marketed to young people, and the long-term repercussions of vaping.

(Click on show title for link to synopsis.)



Alex Rewrites the Wrongs

The Issues: Character (Responsibility, Compromise, & Respect)

Meets PA standards 5.2, 9.1, 9.3, 11.2, 16.1-3

Grades K-5 (written by Tom Long)

Alex is a playwright who writes stories that teach his classmates valuable lessons. Inspired by 7 Habits of Happy Kids, this show inspires students to be proactive leaders in order to bring about positive change, even when no one is looking.

(Click on show title for link to synopsis.)




The Fearsome Foursome

The Issues: Kindness, Inclusiveness, Stereotypes

Meets PA standards 5.2, 9.1, 9.3, 11.2, 16.1-3

Grades K-5 (written by Tom Long)

The Fearsome Foursome follows the quest of four elementary students as they work their way to success during their schools’ Operation Brainpower competition. Each student embraces their unique strengths as they work as a team to complete the challenges. One student has a change of heart and learns to accept his teammates despite their differences.

 (Click on show title for link to synopsis.)



Two Formats Available!

  • Pre-Recorded Version: A link to a video of the play. Includes access to pre and post show activities for students to further explore the issues. Perfect for asynchronous distance learning!
  • Live, Interactive Assembly: A mixture of prerecorded scenes and live interaction with an actor. The assembly takes place in Zoom Webinar (no download or account necessary) and includes pre and post show activities as well as a virtual Q&A session. Perfect for synchronous learning!

Plays are performed by professional actors and run 45-50 minutes in length.

Virtual Assembly Testimonials


I appreciated that the actors kept in communication through the chat with the students and teachers that had logged on to the show.  …they definitely have the kids engaged by raising hands and entering things in the chat box.  Many of them were participating that way which was fun.  We have always enjoyed the shows from your group in the past and were glad that you were able to offer a virtual opportunity this year.  You have done a positive job of moving into the world of ZOOM.

Principal, Wylandville ES

The presenter interacted with students and encouraged audience participation throughout the performance.  He even used their names which was a great touch!

Counselor,  Concord ES

Students were able to ask questions and receive feedback.  Both primary and intermediate elementary students were able to benefit from the message.

Counselor, Woolslair PreK-5


To schedule your virtual assembly, please contact Norma Alrutz, Executive Director, by emailing or calling (412) 621-6150 ext. 201.