Family Reading Hour
Studies show that reading to your child for just 20 minutes a day helps to improve vocabulary and behavioral performance in school. Page to Stage, now in its third year, bridges the gap between live performance and the written word – bringing books to life as a part of the reading process – while concurrently working to develop a child’s passion for reading.
Page to Stage focuses on books that have been adapted to the stage and have upcoming productions as a part of the Queens Theatre’s Family Series. A professional teaching artist will perform a dramatic reading of the story (either the whole story or an excerpt, depending on the book’s length) for the children in an intimate setting. The teaching artist will then lead the children in fun and interactive theatre games designed to highlight the themes of the book and nurture creative story building. At the end of the reading/workshop, Queens Theatre will provide participants with a voucher for two tickets to Queens Theatre’s performance of the adaptation of the book read. There are no costs incurred by Queens Library branches and the program is offered free to the public.
Reading Events this season:
From the Mixed Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
The Lightning Thief
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Page to Stage Living Literature focuses on a selection of literature for adaptation to the stage. Students choose a short story or a myth and, working with Queens Theatre’s teaching artist staff, analyze its central themes and characters, define the major plot points and determine how best to tell the story in a 10 minute play. Once the script is created, the students work with the teaching artists on staging and rehearsing the play.
New Program Starting!
Beginning on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, QTEd will host Living Literature program at the Langston Hughes Community Library in Corona. Are you between the ages of 10 and 14 and want to adapt short stories to the stage? Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity. You can contact the Director of Education here, firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can go to Langston Hughes Library and sign up with Librarian Cecile Hastie. Call 718-971-5839 for more information. QTEd's Living Literature program is free for all participants. The program will continue every Tuesday (skipping holidays) to January 16, 2018.