Since 2010 Making Books Sing has been proud to employ students and graduates of CUNY’s Applied Theatre Program! On Friday, September 26th, CUNY wrote a blog highlighting this and we are so happy and proud to share it with you below!
Last week members of the Making Books Sing family gathered to celebrate and officially kickoff our 2014-15 season!
The above quote is written at the end of Loryn Brantz’s book, Harvey the Child Mime, and it is no surprise why. The quote perfectly encapsulates the message of the book and Making Books Sing’s upcoming stage production.
Public school students across the five boroughs returned to school last week, and we at Making Books Sing have been reflecting on our education programs. Led by our superb Education Department, Education Director Brooke Boertzel and Associate Education Director Sara Hunter Orr, Making Books Sing is able to use theatre and music to inspire and educate children with residencies, workshops and touring shows. Of course none of this would be possible without our amazing team of talented teaching artists.
I’m not a big fan of books about trucks or caterpillars that talk. I’m more interested in how kids see the world and behave in it. However, if the truck or the caterpillar is a stand in for a kid, with kid emotions and concerns, then it’s okay.
Is there a journey of discovery on offer in the book? As I turn the pages, will I become more and more engrossed in the story, wondering where it’s going, how it will end.