If you have been following my posts over the past month, we have established two things. Â One, I know very little about baseball. Â And two, I care very much about the mamas and daddiesÂ who trust me to teach and direct their children. Â Â Enough so, that this summer, Â I have enlisted some of my most favorite local theatre practitioners to help me shareÂ why YOU (the parents) have a crucial role in the success of the production process.
For parents navigating Â kids’Â performances and rehearsals, it can be overwhelming, frustrating, confusing and very time-consuming. Â We’ve all seen Dance Moms and Toddlers and Tiaras. Â No one wants to be that guy. Â So how do you encourage without pushing, comfort without complaining, and commit like crazy once your child isÂ cast? Â On August 27, Â I0:00-11:30 am, Â I invite you to join us at Raleigh Little Theatre toÂ hear from some of us who want to steer you in the right direction. Â The topics and panel includes:
Auditions: Preparation, Process, and Perseverance (Linda O’Day Young, Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Education Director)
Rehearsals and Production: Expectations and Communications (Chrissy Rapp, Stage Manager of A Christmas Carol, Theatre in the Park)
Coaching Your Child at Home: Memorization, Mechanics and MonologuesÂ Barbette Hunter Â (Acting Teacher: RLT, Applause! Youth Theatre, The Justice Theatre Project, Seed)
And of course, I’ll be on hand (with coffee) to facilitate and answer any additional questions you may have.
The goal of this event is to equip parents in plenty of time to prepareÂ kids for the many upcoming fall auditions. Â We will also have resources on hand directing you to said opportunities. Â Our goal is for you to leave feeling more confident about YOUR role in our local Â theatre community!
We hope that you will join us!