Posted: Friday, January 10th, 2014
As has been mentioned in a previous post, I grew up a theater kid. I know. Sometimes I can’t believe it, either. I was a pretty shy, reserved kid—I still am. But somehow, for a brief window of time in my tween and teen years, I was able to put that all aside in order to get up onstage. Having a ‘safe zone’ of school and community theaters where I could get all of my teenage pent-up emotions out of my system was a huge part of my adolescence. I don’t know what I would have done without it.
So a few months ago, when designer Lori Fagerholm and I were working on a sheet about Groucho Marx together for our Famous Jewish-Americans series, we started tossing around the idea of doing some worksheets on live performance. Thus was born our Performing Arts book, available now in December’s lineup. This jam-packed performing arts book is full of activities that will be surefire hits with theater kids of all inclinations, from future stage makeup artists to scenery engineers to stand-up comedians! Even if your child isn’t a “theater kid”, there are still plenty of activities that he’ll love in this performing arts book. Find your copy of our performing arts book here, and browse the rest while you’re at it.