Four scripts are in development for free downloads. Character lists and target age groups will also be available.
THE TACO KING
LITTLE RED OF RIDING HOOD
WHAT IS READER'S THEATER?
I stumbled across reader's theater as a fortunate accident. While student teaching at Texarkana Independent Schools in Texas in 2005, I was asked to direct a one act play at Texas High School. The one act play wasn't in reader's theater form, but after the good rapport I developed with the students, I was asked to come up with a short means of entertainment for some school district gathering. I used the principle cast of the one act play to perform The Last Unicorn, a reader's theater play. The students were amazing and I was hooked.
In its basic form, reader’s theater is a play where readers are strategically arranged in a row or in a semicircle. Actors are typically standing behind music stands or podiums for their scripts, though not required. The readers might move into or out of their positions prior to or during dialogue, suggesting the power of language. Although this style of acting is a little less involved (in terms of the lack of memorizing and the lack of a stage set} it can be much more rewarding for both readers and audiences due to the fact that it promotes imagination.
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