Kite History

This visually stimulating program uses kites to explore history. Kites will demonstrate interconnectedness as well as the cause and effect of scientific inventions. In this workshop, kites are woven r

Taylor Made Jazz

An inviting introduction to jazz and blues by a beloved Buffalo jazz ensemble. Demonstrating jazz instruments and performing both original songs and standards, the artists encourage audience participa

Njozi Poets

Combining traditional and slam poetry, this performance includes ensemble pieces and compelling solos. Dance and acapella vocals are also incorporated. Political and modern in theme, the artists often

Phonics Program: Alphabet Awareness

The Phonics Program is an 8 session residency that is an innovative residency program, created by Jerry Raven, Cindy Hanna and Marna Burstein, uses multiple stimuli to teach phonics to pre-Kindergarte

Juggling & Life Skills Playshop

Combine hands-on playshops with any performance to help participants develop coordination, confidence, self-discipline, and other life skills through age-appropriate activities.

Evening Program

Any program by In Jest with Nels Ross Cremean is available to be booked as an evening performance; regular fees apply. Evening performances booked WITH a full-price daytime program are available at a

The Greatest Show on Mirth

Perfect for the holidays, family fun nights, end of the year, and other celebrations, this mirthful (i.e. joyful) show conveys the value of laughter and play, and how everyone can help make the world

Read to Achieve

This upbeat performance celebrates reading because ”the more you read, the more you know; and the more you know, the more you grow.” Nels shares how reading can be the beginning of a journey to wher

Science Circus

Nels and his special guest, The Professor, demonstrate math and science principles through circus skills. Participants will be amazed and amused as they learn about forces, energy, motion, and more.