Drama, drama everywhere...but not a play in sight?
January 19, 2009 9:49 AM Subscribe
Help me find free age appropriate plays/skits/acting exercises for my 6 year old.
posted by dejah420 to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My son is a voracious reader, and his reading tests into the middle school range, but just because his vocabulary is advanced, doesn't mean he's really ready to deal with the themes in adult/young adult theatre.
I have a vast collection of plays here at the house, but I think that he's too young for them. He loves listening to Shakespeare and Voltaire for the rhythm of the language, but I know he doesn't understand it.
He loves going to plays, and seeing them on DVD, and has expressed a desire to read and act in his own play. (The local children's theatre doesn't have programs for kids his age...well, they don't have programs that involve kids *reading* anything. Sigh.)
I'm not having much luck on the intertron finding free plays for young actors using a very small cast of players. I'm not opposed to buying books of plays, or even individual plays if they're well written, but the everything I've found assumes a performance license, which is a ridiculous amount of money for something we'll use for a week and then move on. Perhaps my fu is off, or my keywords are wrong, or I"m just looking in the wrong places.
Help me find drama! (For a precocious 6 year old.)