This is a short post about an activity you can do with your kids as you get ready for the show. As many of us directors know, there are an endless number of things you can do to prepare for the performance. IN NO WAY, am I suggesting that you need to do a lot of things to have a successful performance. ( I typically do very few and the kids still have a blast!) However, in many cases, there are extra things that you and/or your kids will want to do.
One of those fun and creative things is to create a brochure for the show. Some people call this a playbill. And one such homeschool mom created a wonderful playbill for her parents during their performance of our version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids. As you can see from the photo, they did a wonderful job!
This is a great homework or extracurricular activity for the kids. Someone can figure out how to lay this out on the computer, other’s get to draw for cover and back cover, and others get to print and assemble them together. It’s another hands-on learning experience.
Well, if you do this for your next play, please, let us know and send some photos!
Create a Performance Playbill was originally published on Shakespeare for Kids Books