Bay Theatre Players’ youth play readings create an ideal opportunity for parents to introduce their children to the theatre.
So says BTP play reading co-ordinator, Tay Mugridge, who adds, “it’s also a great way to get your children reading aloud, happily, with comprehension, expression and fluency”.
“We hand out a play script, give each child a part, and have them simply read the script aloud.
“The results are magical!
“Reading plays helps to enhance children’s reading skills and build confidence by giving them a real reason and purpose to read aloud.
“Their active involvement in the script makes it hard for a child to be a passive observer.
“Add a few props and they’ll really bring their characters to life.”
Bay Theatre Players’ youth play readings are held regularly and we invite you to bring your children along to be part of the fun.
You are, of course, welcome to stay and read with your children - which we find is something they really enjoy.
Last week’s youth play reading, enjoyed by an enthusiastic group of children and adults was The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Sisters by Sian Lewis.
In addition to youth play readings, adult readings are held once a month at the Playhouse in Gregory Street.
Details are available on BTP’s Facebook page, website, members’ newsletter and, of course, in “Curtain Up”.
And, also for youth members, a special FX makeup workshop has been arranged for Saturday, June 10 (8-12 years) and Sunday, June 11 (13-18 years) at the CWA Hall, Batehaven.
Both sessions will be from 10am to 4pm and will cost $50 per person.
The workshop will be conducted by the Eaton Gorge Theatre Company.
Please contact Belinda Quick on 0448 830 011 to book a place.
Participants will get the chance to create their own “monster character” followed by a special FX Workshop where they will learn to create Zombie and Monster Special FX Makeup.
Students will work within their own age group and learn various theatre and fun makeup techniques to shock and surprise their family and friends.
Please get in early as numbers are limited.
Meantime, rehearsals are in full swing for BTP’s next production, A Murder is Announced, with tickets to go on sale next Monday, June 5.
The play has been cast with the 12 characters – seven women and five men.
A Murder is Announced is a classic Agatha Christie murder mystery set in the early 1950s and so follows on in the British tradition from Blithe Spirit. Costumes and props are being gathered to ensure audiences will get the full “1950s” experience.
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