Synopses & Reviews
From instructions for games such as Freeze, Party Quirks, and Gibberish to puppet-making techniques and stage-makeup secrets, this fun-filled resource teaches kids all about theater while allowing them to enjoy time in the footlights. Revised to include 30 new improvisational games and short scripts, this edition of On Stage fosters cooperation, builds self-confidence, and helps children gain a sense of accomplishment all while having a great time. A helpful resource for drama teachers and parents, this handbook for solo or group work introduces basic theater vocabulary, warm-up exercises, puppetry and pantomime, sound effects, costumes, props, and more, opening the stage door and making theater fun and accessible to anyone.
Lights, camera, play! With this second edition of On Stage: Theater Games and Activities for Kids, budding thespians will have fun under the footlights as they choose from more than 125 theater games that spark creativity, boost confidence, and encourage collaboration. Theyll learn all about how to make a stage performance great with improvisational games such as Freeze, Party Quirks, the Yes Game, and Gibberish; theyll make puppets, discover makeup secrets, and design and build a set. This revised and expanded edition features 35 new improvisational games and ready-to-use monologues, scenes, and short plays. Whether playing alone or in a group, everyone can have theater fun with On Stage!
About the Author
Lisa Bany-Winters is the author of Funny Bones and Show Time! She is the cofounder of an educational theater company called Play On, where she adapts and directs childrens theater, runs school drama clubs, and codirects drama camp. As a faculty member of the Second City, she teaches adult improv, youth workshops, and residencies.