Every child deserves to have the experience of being in a school play. Unfortunately, most schools do not have a department exclusively devoted to theater. I know that mine didn’t. Whether you are a teacher, a parent, or a group leader who has had little or no experience in the theater, but would like to help provide this opportunity for children in your school, THEATER4KIDS: PLAYS AND PROCESS (225 pp.) is just what you need. How do I know all this? Early in my career I was approached by a high school student about the possibility of my directing the school’s drama group. I worried that my limited experience in theater would provide me with just a basic knowledge and perhaps not be enough. Then again, I loved the theater and kids, and decided to take a chance. THEATER4KIDS: PLAYS AND PROCESS is the culmination of my experience. I decided to share my simple and effective plan with you so that you too can take the plunge. Here is what you get:
Simple instructions for staging, costuming, prop management, and programs
Advice directed specifically to the teacher or parent or group leader
Various forms that I actually used in the production process to communicate with the adults that worked with me to provide theater for their children.
“Theater Terms Every Little Thespian Should Know”
Most importantly, an anthology of 15 original Theater4Kids plays that I wrote and successfully produced with my elementary students
Complete reproducible, royalty free scripts with cover pages that include: the “Children’s Issue” being addressed, “Theme,” “Question” being posed by the play, “Cast Requirements,” “Characters,”and “Plot Summary.”
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to create a future Audrey Hepburn or Cary Grant! You will witness young people develop in so many positive ways and learn life skills that will forever be a part of them: self-confidence, poise, verbal ability, a cooperative nature, self-discipline and overall positive behavior. Every student remembers his/her first moment in the spotlight and will never forget you for providing him/her with the thrill of being in a school play. Virginia L. Pulitzer