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Hi Parents!

We are all navigating some challenging times right now, but we want you to know that our organization is here for you! We know that most families are having to get creative when it comes to keeping kids entertained and engaged in learning, so we have been working hard to come up with ways to use the magic of theater to support our students and their families during these trying times.

We know firsthand that theater is an amazing tool for helping kids cope with tough situations like the one we’re all facing now. But don’t just take our word for it – here’s some great information on the benefits of theater education from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education. Not only does theater help kids express themselves and communicate what they might be feeling- but it’s fun, too! So, each week, we’ll be sending fun theater activities you can do right at home. We encourage you to get the whole family involved if you can!  

We’ve also launched a new Facebook Page for our Education Program where we’ll be posting additional activities and updates more regularly. Please consider following us there. 

Wishing you good health, 

La Ronda Etheridge
Education Program Coordinator

Activities to try at home!

Tongue Twisters

Diction is so very important in theater, so here is your weekly tongue twister to wake up your mouth!|

1. We surely shall see the sun shine soon. 

2. Whether the weather is cold,
    Whether the weather is hot,
    We’ll weather the weather, Whatever the weather
    Whether there’s weather or not. 

Monologue

Now that you’ve warmed up your mouth, here is a fun monologue for you to learn and perform! Try to memorize this and perform it for your family! 

Acting, All of my friends who don’t do it think of it as some big, scary thing. But it’s a lot less scary than not acting. With acting, you always know what to do and what to say. You know how the story will end before you even begin. And if you don’t like the story, you don’t have to be part of it. With acting, you never have to lose your keys or fail the test or blow the big game in front of the whole school. You can pick the story where you never have to walk the dog or take out the garbage or fight with your brother. The one where you win the lottery or discover the cure for cancer or sing the solo at the end of act one. And you never have to wonder if it will all turn out OK. So I always tell my friends who ask me– no, acting isn’t hard. It’s kind of everything else that’s hard. 

Story Writing

Take a look at this photo and answer the questions below


  1. Where is this?
  2. Who owns the car?
  3. Does the car still run?
  4. What happened 5 minutes ago?
  5. Write a half-page story about the owner of the car

Want to show off your skills? Send a video to LaRonda@renolittletheater.org!

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