January 15, 2014
Teen Reader's Theatre
The PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room. Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.
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, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency. 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.