Kids Can Put On A Play!
Why We Chose Shakespeare
Who Is William Shakespeare?
Find out more about William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare wrote some of the greatest plays ever written. He is considered one of the first great English playwrights. There is no one on this earth that can go through school without learning about him and the plays he has written. We chose William Shakespeare because he is the best choice when looking to put on a good play!
William Shakespeare is a writer who wrote plays for both the rich and the poor in England. He is known for putting together wonderful plays for everyone to enjoy!
Follow these simple steps:
Find a play you want to do such as Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. ( We are putting on both of these plays this year!)
Get together with the performing arts teacher to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Choose a class or grade to act in the play.
Have the performing arts teacher give out parts of the play to the students that were selected.
Find scripts so the actors and actresses can memorize their roles.
Assign duties to each person in the class or to a group (if there are too many people assign some people two parts).
If there are still people left without a part, assign a stage manager for each act.
Hold a meeting with your principal and performing arts teacher to schedule dates for rehearsal.
You should rehearse at least once a week and have at least two dress rehearsals. (Dress rehearsals should be held the week before the show).
Tell the actors and actresses what they should wear and which side of the stage they should exit and enter on.
Once the play is finished being put together, you need to set a date,time and location the play is going to be held.
In order to donate to charity, you need to decide on ticket prices! We are charging one dollar per person.
Make sure the lights and microphones are all working properly before the night of the play!
Assign a teacher to take pictures and tape the play.
Ask the teachers to have their students make posters during free time to hang around the school.
Have the principal put out notices to advertise the play. Make sure that the date, time, location, and the price of tickets are included on the flyers.
Make sure the actors and actresses know to come early the night of the play so they can have a quick run through.
Now that everything has been completed, you are ready to start the show.
Let the show begin! Break a Leg!
Remember, Kids Can make a BIG difference!