Family Portrait with Phantom Limb family
While most of [Phantom Limb’s] work—think more Tim Burton, less Jim Henson—has been aimed at adults, the husband-and-wife team is now mounting their first children’s show, Ballerina...
Frida Comes to PS4
In this interactive, bilingual musical, children followed Frida Kahlo on a journey throughout her incredible life.
Interview with Allegra Kent
New York City Ballet luminary Allegra Kent’s delightful children’s book, Ballerina Swan, was a hit with fans and critics when it came out last year. Now the tale of Sophie, a...
MY CITY PARK PUPPET SHOW MAKES LEARNING FUN AT MELROSE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Bronx kids were treated to a special puppet performance at the Melrose Public Library this week.
PAGE TO STAGE: TURNING CHILDREN'S BOOKS INTO THEATER PRODUCTIONS
“The books we choose have meat on their bones,” [Barbara Zinn] Krieger says. “They talk about journeys of discovery and change. But we invent characters, scenes, dialogue—whatever we need to...
PULLING THE STRINGS: THE BUSINESS OF PUPPETRY
Making Books Sing Associate Artistic Director Emma Halpern interviews theater practitioners about incorporating puppetry into their work for family audiences.
TEATRO STAGEFEST BRINGS MORE LIVE THEATER TO COMMUNITIES CITYWIDE!
[TeatroStageFest’s] Educational Spring Program continues to inspire and empower youth in underserved communities city-wide with performances by New York-based Making Books Sing....
THIS IS NEW YORK: BARBARA ZINN KRIEGER
Teaching kids about social issues through theater.
Making Books Sing has recently launched a new program, SendaKid2Theater, where the public can help subsidize tickets for children.
"LOUIS ARMSTRONG: JAZZ AMBASSADOR" PLAY OPENS THIS WEEKEND
The Louis Armstrong House Museum co-presents this youth-targeted play about the jazz great.
NEW YORKER OF THE WEEK: BARBARA ZINN KRIEGER BRINGS BOOKS TO LIFE FOR STUDENTS
At P.S. 199 in Queens, words are coming to life. Thanks to Barbara Zinn Krieger and her nonprofit arts program, "Making Books Sing,"...
NYC STAGE Q&A's
NYC Stage Review Interviews Barabara Zinn Krieger, Artistic Director of Making Books Sing.
SLIDELL NATIVE JEREMY GIRAUD ABRAM CHANNELS LOUIS ARMSTRONG IN NEW YORK
One of the latest actors to embrace the challenge of channeling Satchmo is Jeremy Giraud Abram, a Slidell native who lives in New York City, not terribly far from where Armstrong himself...
PIONEERING LIBRARIAN'S LEGEND TO BE HONORED WITH BILINGUAL READING SESSION
Pura Belpre returns to East Harlem next month.
INSIDE TEA WITH CHACHAJI
“People argue, even in war. It’s what The Diary of Anne Frank is about. Should I stay, should I go. I can tell you right now in Haiti there are people arguing trapped in the rubble,” says...
Q & A WITH THE DIRECTOR OF TEA WITH CHACHAJI
In the following Q&A with the director, go behind the scenes of Making Books Sing’s new work, which The New York Times called “a tender and moving comedy-drama.”
FRIENDSHIP DURING THE SHOAH
The stage adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett is, it is probably safe to say, the only play about the Holocaust that most school...
BRAVE NEW WORLDS
There are no gilded mirrors in "A Shelter in Our Car," but there's plenty of heart. This musical by Making Books Sing takes Monica Gunning's book about homelessness and,...
ALL THE MAGIC OF BROADWAY IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD
While theater fans by the thousand flock to attend Broadway performances in the heart of Times Square, the rest of us have Making Books Sing.
BOOKS SET THE STAGE FOR THEATER
Children's arts-education program turns novels into plays, musicals and operas.
EL NINO DE CABEZA
Habia una vez un nino llamando Juanito que vivia viajando de un lado a otro y cambiando de vivienda cada dos por tres, pues sus padres— originarios de Mexico— eran trabajadores...
TURNING A BOOK UPSIDE DOWN
A popular book by former borough resident Juan Felipe Herrera is set to turn the local theater world upside down this month…
MAKING BOOKS SING OUTGROWS VINEYARD
After six years at the forefront of the Vineyard Theatre's arts-in-education programming, Making Books Sing has become an autonomous nonprofit.
SISTERHOOD IS POWERFUL
A nun practicing kung fu may sound like a character from a Christopher Durang play or ''Saturday Night Live.'' But the martial arts instructor in ''Beautiful Warrior...
SONG OF CHINA
A new opera based on an old legend blends love and kung fu and a girl's quest for independence.