Fairy Tale Fun

Star in your own play based on your favorite fairy tale characters and adventures!
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Through listening, imagination, and play, we will create and act out new adventures of our beloved characters from "Once upon a time...". Fairy Tale Fun is a great way to build foundational acting and performance techniques. Young players will learn what it means to “build character” from text. This is an essential tool for creating depth and specificity of character, two cornerstones of all acting techniques. More importantly, telling stories in front of an audience builds confidence and communication skills that can last a lifetime.

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Sample Activities and Instructions

Read your favorite story. Your Kid Expert will hold story time, reading classic tales for inspiration.
Talk about the story. What are the characters like? Nice, mean, funny? What are the clues that tell us about the characters from the story? Here we are introducing basic character and text analysis, asking ourselves the important question, "Who is this character?"
Create a new adventure about your favorite character. What other adventure might they encounter based on what we know about them? Here, we will create a new tale based on our discussion. We are creating a backstory, which helps us get to know our characters even better!
Make a costume. Using the resources at hand (i.e. wooden spoons for magic wands, headbands and pipe cleaners for animal ears, and decorative throws for capes), we will make a homemade costume that helps us get into character.
Perform your new story. We will rehearse and perform in front of an audience, be it a row of stuffed animals, friends or family. This will be an exciting event that will surely garner great reviews from our crowd!