HOw to produce a places, please! play
Our aim is to make theater a delightful experience for your family, allowing you the flexibility to create a play that suits your preferences, whether it be simple or elaborate. With numerous approaches to staging a production, here are three options to choose from. Select the one that resonates with your family the most and let your creativity shine!
In this form of play production, the actors stand or sit in a line facing the audience reading from their scripts. The actor's lines in the script do not need to be memorized. Young children who do not yet read can ad-lib their lines. Actors can wear full or partial costumes or black clothes. They should always be in character and can physically act their part to whatever extent they like. This simple form of theatre is a great way to get new actors comfortable with playing a role and being in front of an audience.
A Studio Theatre is a small space theatre. With PLACES, PLEASE! plays, we will use this term to refer to producing your show in your living room for your family and maybe a few friends. Costumes, props, and a simple set should be used. Actors can choose to ad-lib or memorize their lines.
maIn stage theatre
Here, we have the ultimate performance experience! Your performance space may be in your family room, garage, or backyard. Actors have memorized their lines, created a believable character, and rehearsed every aspect of the show. Chairs are set and ready for the audience, which may even have purchased tickets! You can serve complimentary popcorn, snacks, and drinks or have them available for purchase. Consider donating 10% of your profits to a local theatre!
WHICHEVER FORM OF PRODUCTION YOU CHOOSE, THE BOTTOM LINE IS TO HAVE FUN!
DO YOUR BEST AND KNOW THAT LIVE THEATRE CAN BE FULL OF MISTAKES.
LEARNING TO STAY IN CHARACTER AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON STATE DEVELOPS FOCUS AND DISCIPLINE!
INTERACTIVE EDUCATIONAL THEATRE SITES
PBS LEARNING MEDIA FOR THEATRE
PBS offers a wonderful place for kids to discover the world of theatre! There are so many resources here. Be sure to check out a the interactive links below for designing a set, applying stage makeup, lighting a stage and more!
KNOW IT ALL
Know It All also has a number of really great interactive learning tools for kids.