Students experience superb literature in a creative and vibrant way through our readers theatre style. Audiences participate by role playing and making rhythms, engaging them in literature that moves their hearts and minds. In addition, students look for speciﬁc elements of good writing in each story - plot, theme, character, and language. These elements are deﬁned and later explored more fully in the workshops. The Bridge Show performance features these literary gems:
The workshops are designed to take the mystery and guesswork out of writing fiction. Using a simple diagram, we show your children how to build a great story in easy-to-understand terms. Then we apply what we’ve learned: the children actually create a story during the workshop. In conjunction with this, we utilize two imagination exercises, designed to both activate the children’s imaginations and to illustrate how to create real and rich characters in the children’s own stories. The ink flows!
There is creative reading as well as creative writing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
A folktale originating in Kenya, interpreted as a
rain dance, with the children supplying the rhythm
and rainstorm. Written by Michigan author,
Verna Aardema, this piece is used to explore language.
1 Show $575
2 Shows $825
2 Classroom Workshops $225
Full Day Package
2 Shows & 2 Workshops $975
Horton Hears a Who
The audience becomes “Whoville” as
students join us in presenting this Dr. Seuss
classic that encourages respect for all and
serves as an example for character.
The Ogre with the Three Golden Hairs
A little known gem of a tale from the
Brothers Grimm; used to analyze plot
in the workshop.
Love You Forever
A moving contemporary piece by
Robert Munsch, about love being passed on;
used to discuss theme in the workshop.
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