Theatre opens doors to creativity, teamwork, problem solving, and confidence-building. Through playing theatre games, collaborating on script, set, props, and costumes, and staging a short play with music and special effects, participants will get a taste of the stage without the time-commitment of a full-length production. Families are invited to the performance on the last day. Parents will be asked to help pull together simple props and costumes.
I have been a volunteer parent at Words Players Theatre for 6 years and a music director for PAPA's Lion King, Jr. I've written and helped produce 2 full-length musicals in collaboration with students, served twice as Words Players music director, designed and painted sets, and worked in costuming and props. My daughter and assistant, Grace, has been in many shows and has had a variety of jobs around the theatre. Our family hosted several Reader's Theatre productions in our home when the children were young. I have seen my 3 children blossom in confidence, leadership, musicianship, and creativity through their theatre experiences, and would love to see other kids reap the benefits.
Here is a video of the opening song from our original summer camp production of Beware the Wolf: A Mixed Up Fairy Tale, performed in Riverwood Studio.