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Teen Reader’s Theatre

Libby joking with SarahThe Library offers a Teen Reader’s Theatre (TRT) Group for those in grades 9 and up!

TRT Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Program Room. It’s best if you attend them all but it isn’t necessary. You may begin at any time.

There may be periodic performances, but participation in these is optional.

TRT’s next performance date is Monday, December 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the main lobby of the library, the performance will last around 45 minutes.  Come on down and support the work of your friends or sons, or daughters, or cousins, or youth or just because you want to catch some teens doing something good!

After the performance, TRT will take a couple of weeks off for the holidays, restarting on Wednesday, January 15th at the regular time and in the regular place!

Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

updated 1/19/2013

Email:  childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

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