Writing Is...Child's Play!
Child's Play actors perform outstanding examples of children's writing in a fun, fast-paced presentation demonstrating the limitless subject matter available. Next, students brainstorm with the actors to generate ideas using one of our many effective tools for helping young authors organize their thoughts. Children are then active participants in creating a group generated story. The story is brought to life as a play, using our actors and the students as performers.
The "Writing is…Child’s Play!" master class is also the perfect kick-off for a "New Voices" show - the most exciting aspect of the Child's Play program. A "New Voices" show features stories and poems written by students following the master class, that are then submitted to Child's Play for consideration. A selection of stories from these submissions is then performed in a full production with costumes, props and sets by our professional actors upon a return visit. Certificates of Creativity are awarded to students whose writings are selected for presentation and to those receiving honorable mention.