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.
How did you find out about Making Books Sing and what inspired you to get involved?
What programs do you teach for Making Books Sing:
I teach Literature at Play and sometimes you can catch me as Polar Bear and Roly Poly in If You Really Love Polar Bears.
Welcome to the first installment of a new blog series taking you backstage to introduce you to the wonderful team behind Making Books Sing!
Is Andy Serkis a Modern Mime?
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is huge right now. With a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, two straight weeks in the #1 spot at the box office and a total gross of $139.9 million dollars (as of July 23, 2014), it’s pretty obvious that the movie is a hit.
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Three weeks ago, I watched Fly by Night at Playwrights Horizons: A musical written
by Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly and Michael Mitnick. The show was very well conceived, written, designed and directed. However, a couple of design related instances in the show got me thinking about the use special effects and technical elements in theatre.
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