with Michelle Cameron
Today was week two of play practice. Thanks so much to Patti for helping out in class so we could once again rehearse in three separate groups.
Some of the kids have already memorized their lines – others still need to do so. They know who they are… Even if they’ve memorized, do encourage them to practice.
Next week is our “dress rehearsal” of both our reading pieces and our performances. This will probably take the entire class so that we can work the kinks out. PLEASE do send me a copy of their piece for the reading and our digital publication via email. Here is what I have so far:
If your child’s name is not on this list and you already sent it, please do resend to firstname.lastname@example.org THIS WEEK, PLEASE – latest by Saturday. Please send them in either Word on in text – that will help me bring them into our online publication.
As the groups were rehearsing, the rest of the students were writing stories that had magical objects in them. Most opted to write about a magical key – it will be interesting next week to hear where they took their stories.
It’s amazing how quickly this session is going. We’re all looking forward to our reading/performance!
Small Promotional Item
Finally, I just wanted to let you all know that some of my own work will be performed in Summit, NJ, on Sunday, May 22, when actors will stage a reading of my verse novel, In the Shadow of the Globe, as a tribute for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Probably not right for the kids in this class, but if you have teens or are yourself interested, I’d love to see you there! You can read more about the performance and register for preferential seating here.