I never imagined when I began teaching theater education in the Reno community that I would ever be trying to navigate teaching from my living room with no adorable little faces staring back at me.
I would give just about anything to have 10 kids all asking me 10 questions at once, asking me to open up their fruit snacks, and me telling them to stop pulling up the strings on my tattered carpet. However, that is not the case right now and safety is the top priority. So I find myself trying to navigate through uncharted territory. The one thing that has rung so clear during these troubled times is that this community is so strong and I am in awe of the creative ways in which people are staying connected.
Reno Little Theater is right here too! We will get through this together! If you have not done so already, please consider following us on Facebook and Instagram. There, you can join us for Musical Monday, Tricks of the Trade Tuesday, Wacky Wheel Wednesday, and Throwback Thursday! We’re sharing fun performance videos and challenges for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
Here in education, we have launched our own Facebook page dedicated to Reno Little Theater’s Education Program where you can get updated information regarding our programs, see fun posts, pics, and videos all pertaining to children’s theater education. We are working hard to come up with creative ways to keep you and your children engaged in the magic of theater during these trying times.
So, without further ado, let’s have some fun!!
Diction is so very important in theater, so here is your weekly tongue twister to wake up your mouth!
- He thrusts his fists against the post and still insists he sees the ghosts.
- Betty Botter bought some butter
But she said the butter’s bitter
If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter
But a bit of better butter will make my batter better
So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter
And for your viewing pleasure:
Stay safe my friends and hope to see you all real soon!!
About the author:
La Ronda Etheridge (aka Miss La la) has been an actor, director, and choreographer in Northern Nevada for over 20 years. She studied theatre at the University of Oregon and dance and fitness in Arizona. She began teaching children creative movement and dance with Teddy Bear Dancers in 2004. She then went on to teach theatre for children with Arts for All Nevada, Sierra Arts Foundation, and The Loft Dance Theater Arts. La Ronda has been the Education Coordinator for RLT since 2017. When she isn’t playing theater games with your kiddos, La Ronda enjoys hanging out with her own 2 teenagers and especially loves beating Sofie at Gin.