GREAT Theatre 2011
GREAT Theatre offered two workshops at each of GRRL’s 32 branches for children: an Explore & Connect Drama Workshop and a Page-to-Stage Workshop. Both workshops allowed children to explore drama from a variety of angles and inspire their imaginations. GREAT Theatre provided 10 Interactive Fairy Tale productions of “Rumpelstiltskin,” which were theatre productions with audience participation for ages 3-8. GREAT also developed a performance to go along with the 2011 Summer Reading Program, “One World, Many Stories,” which told stories from around the world and gave children a look at world cultures. This was performed at all 32 branch libraries in June.
Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; Describe proposed end user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.Attendees or their parent/caregiver were able to identify one new concept or technique learned [workshops: knowledge] or have an increased positive attitude toward theatre [Interactive Fairy Tale: attitude].
Feedback was overwhelmingly positive and most feedback indicated that attendees learned acting about different theatre and acting concepts, and inspired children to be creative. One parent wrote that their daughter would like to be in a play after attending a Page-to-Stage workshop. "It's great to have these options for our kids to learn about things they may otherwise not be introduced to," wrote another. One comment was that a child enjoyed the acting games and felt more comfortable 'acting' in front of others after the workshop. One child wrote of the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Explore & Connect workshop that he learned "how cool it is" to act.