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Childrens Theater

Is Good Art Too Dangerous for Kids?

Megan Alrutz | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Megan Alrutz

Artists and adults at large need to think about how to engage young people in important questions and messy content in a developmentally-appropriate way. But we also should help youth think critically and arrive at their own conclusions. And we must address content that is relevant to their lives and addresses youth perspectives.

Silver Lake Children's Theatre Group Hits Adult Themes With Intelligence and Humor

Leslie Hendry | Posted 01.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Leslie Hendry

Aloha, Kiana, co-written by 11-year old Nicki Klar, discussed marriage, the possibility of parents separating, how we connect to our romantic partners, and most importantly how to be honest with ourselves and others, all through the eyes of teens.

Bringing Big Nate From the Page to the Stage

Jason Loewith | Posted 07.03.2013 | DC
Jason Loewith

I've adapted classic plays, novels and trial transcripts, but a comic strip? How do you create 3-D movement from a 2-D world?

See Anime Brought to Life in the Tale of Momotaro

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 04.06.2013 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

Anime Momotaro is unlike any show you have ever seen before. Don't miss your chance to see this classic Japanese folktale told in a thoroughly modern style. It is a unique experience that should not be missed!

Visit Toyland at the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 04.01.2013 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

A show with the name Toyland evokes grand visions of a paradise in children, and the Puppet Co. Playhouse delivers on the promise of creating that magical world where toys are abundant and fun is had by all.

The Nutcraker Comes Alive for the Youngest Children

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 01.27.2013 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

I grew up enchanted with The Nutcracker. Thanks to the Puppet Co. at Glen Echo I was able to take two of my children to a Nutcracker production this year.

Theater the Theater Community Disdains

Howard Sherman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

I would like everyone to stop using "community theater" as a punch line or punching bag.

How Theater for Young People Could Save the World

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

So much of toxicity in this world comes from a collective draining of empathy. We don't understand each other, and we don't want to. But theater forces us to empathize.

Amy Lee

Does Shakespeare's Bleakest Play Work For Children? | Amy Lee | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

"So great is the suffering depicted in Shakespeare's 'King Lear' that one has trouble finding the words to write about it," begins the Folger Shakespe...

Stage Door: The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, White

Fern Siegel | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Steve Jobs was a genius and showman. Apple products revolutionized the way we live, making the company and its co-founders legendary. As storyteller M...