Hello and thank you for visiting the website – Here is a bit of information about the creator of Classroom Learning Adventures, Mister Kipley:
During a career spanning more than three decades, Kipley Wentz (aka “Mister Kipley”) has presented top quality theatrical entertainment to schools, libraries, and family audiences throughout the Midwest and northeastern United States. At last count, he had surpassed 5,000 performances during his career.
After receiving a BFA in theater from the University of Southern California, Kipley spent many years performing sketch and standup comedy in New York and Amsterdam. He has written, directed, and acted in numerous independent films and television projects in North America and Europe, and in 2004 he was awarded a Certificate in Multimedia Production from New York University.
Kipley has studied music since he was a child, and music is without doubt his greatest passion. He has written and recorded over 300 songs, and is a founding member of the critically acclaimed kindie rock band, The Fuzzy Lemons. His songs, “Jump Like a Kangaroo” and “Little Firefly” (produced by Dan McLoughlin at Garden Street Studios) were selected as part of a 2011 emergency fundraiser for tsunami victims in Japan, and his children’s music videos have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on his youtube channel.
Drawing on his years of experience as an award-winning filmmaker, actor, musician, and puppeteer, Kipley brings his communication skills, production expertise, and flair for entertainment to educational videos to supplement classroom and remote learning.
Designed to make it easier for teachers, parents, and caregivers to educate and engage young students, Mister Kipley’s videos combine humor, enchanting characters, catchy songs, and entertaining stories with educational content.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I order a personalized video greeting for my class?
To order a customized video greeting for your class or school please click here.
Are you still doing live performances?
I am not currently booking live performances for 2021. Some Chicago area school and library shows may be offered again starting in 2022, hopefully covid-19 will no longer be a concern by that point.
Wait… are you Scott from “Poltergeist III”?
Yes. And, no – I cannot explain what happened to my character at the end of the movie. He’s just stuck out there on the other side. Poor Scott. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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