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Children's Theatre: An Annotated Bibliography of Internet Sources
Created Spring 2003 By TH 313 Children's Theatre

Each listing is formatted as:

Author. Title. Copyright Date (if available)
<Web Link>

Date Reviewed
Reviewers comments. Including target audience

All-of-Us-express Children’s Theater
<http://www.allofusexpress.org>
(05 May 2003)
This site gives children the opportunity to not only perform but also produce plays. It offers feedback, photos and tons of info about producing a play.

Amergin Press Homepage
<http://www.amergin.net>
(06/05/03)
This non-profit website has links to stories to dramatize, short plays for child performers, full length children's plays, and cuts of classic plays. It does not have a whole lot, but enough to get ideas for theatre for young actors. k-8

Anchorage Press Plays.
http://www.applays.com
(May 2003)
This side is internet catalogue for all the play that Anchorage Press publishes. You can order the play and request performance rights. It also has all the information about the various play and the royalty fees for each one. Directors, Teachers and Producers.

Armstrong, Sharon Renee. Nashville Children’s Theatre. 2000.
<www.nct-dragonsite.org>
(
10 June 2003)
Not colorful at all, but it was really easy to find information. The site has a strange, unorganized layout but it was easy to find the important things. Primary Grades

The Art and Science of Theater. 1998.
<http://library.thinkquest.org/21722/>
(June 3, 2003)
This is a great site because it was build and is maintained by children. It informs the visitor about the many uses of theatre, including therapy and other medical fields. All ages.

Arts Ed.2001
< http://www.eastsidearts.org/html/arts_ed.html >
(April 24, 2003)
This site gives links and information for places and organizations all of the Seattle and great East Side area that enable, and or support arts for children. This includes arts of all areas, arts in education, theatre, music, and dance.  K-12th grade

Beaubeaux, James . Lamb’s Players Theatre. 2002
< http://www.lambsplayers.org/education/overview.html >
(April 24, 2003)
This site gives information on a touring group called Slightly Wild Accessible Theatre (SWAT). The group does one-act productions at schools, offers teaching guides for in-class drama and gives classroom workshops. This is a good resource for teachers. Elementary School

Bellingham, Daryl  The Art of Storytelling.
<http://members.optusnet.com.au/~dbelling/artnscreat.html>
(June 2, 2003)
This site has to do with improvising children’s stories and involving the audience.

Blyton, Carey. Bananas in Pyjamas. 2003.
http://members.aol.com/theatreuk/
(7, April,2003).
This web site offers a way of storytelling to young children through characters who come out in the story. It was a TV show that has now become a theatre play for young children. Age: 0-5 years

Brigham Young University. Unit Lesson Plans.
www.byu.edu/tma/arts-ed/units/unithome.htm
(June 3, 2003)
This site has a list of twenty lesson plan units. The lessons cans be adapted to any age and are developed to teach acting and stage performance. Adaptable

Brown, K. David. Children's Literature - Resources for Storytellers. 1996. http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/rstory.html
(13 April 2003)
This site gives great sources for storytellers. For example, links to folklore, Myth, and Legends, and sources to puppetry and puppetry scripts. Primary School.

Bryan, Jone Campbell .  Spokane Children’s Theatre (Company in 1946, website in 2001)
www.spokanechildrenstheatre.org
(May 2003)
Season Information

Bocaz-Larson, D.M. Children’s Plays. 2002
http://www.geocities.com/pocolocoplayers/child.html
(June 3, 2003)
This site is for all kinds of scripts. There are one act plays as well as plays for all ages of children. It is a good plays for script ideas, or for the scripts themselves.Up to 17 years.

Buchanan, Matt. Children's Theatre/Creative Drama. 2002.
http://www.childdrama.com/mainframe.html

(13 April 2003)
This site gives information on great plays, definitions and terms, sample play writings, and monologues etc. Great place to find almost anything you need for theatre in the classroom. Any age.

Buchanan, Matt . Creative Drama Lesson Plans.
<
http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Alley/3765/lessons.html >
(April 24, 2003)
This site offers a large source of lesson plans for drama classrooms and several for drama in the general classroom. The lesson plans are sorted in different ways for easy use; by age group, type of lesson, and cross-curricular use. Teachers for K-12th grade

Buchanan, Matt. Puppets in the Classroom. 2002.
http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Alley/3765/puppets.html
(13 April 2003)
This site talks about many different kinds of puppets to use in the classroom. It also gives information about how to use puppets without using many sources. K-4.

Calkins, Betty . Kids Klub Theatre.
< http://www.mykidsklub.com >
(May 29, 2003)
This site gives information about summer programs as well as an after-school drama club for children year round. These programs include time for stories, games, crafts, music and drama. At the end of each session there is a musical production performed by the children to the community. K – 8th grade

Canadian Children’s Dance Theater
http://www.ccdt.org
(05 May 2003)
This site provides info about the modern dance company. It is pretty basic, just giving information and how to get involved. All Ages

Cape Fear Regional Theatre
www.cfrt.org/index2.htm
(7 April, 2003)
This site offers children’s programs, auditioning opportunities, special events and plays that are coming up soon. It is an educational theatre as well as for enjoyment.  Ages: 8-Adult

The Cheltenham Children’s Theater Association
<http://ccta.future.easyspace.com>
(05 May 2003)
This site is for people under 18 who want to get involved, and would like to perform children’s theater. There are photo’s and information on how to get involved. All grades

Children’s Theatre.
<http://www.boilerroomtheatre.com/shows_children.asp>
(06/05/03)
This site is a company that focused on children’s music and has recently added a theatre program where children put on plays. K-12

Children’s Theater and Resource Page. <http://ntsrv2000.educ.ualberta.ca/nethowto/examples/goth_r/drama/children.htm>
(June 2, 2003)
This site is a link to other children’s theater pages. It provides links to puppetry, clowning, drama, and storytelling pages.

Children’s Theatre Center
<http://www.bendor.com/ctopen.html>
(05 May 2003)
This site is a site through a children’s theatre company. They provide you with plays and information about their productions. Any Age

The Children’s Theatre Company 2003
<http://www.childrenstheatre.org/>
(May 2003)
This site is devoted to a performance group in Minneapolis, MN who not lets people get general about ticket purchases, but also provides some other good information. This includes information about the performance group, virtual tours of props, costumes, scenes and the stage. They also give information about their theatre educational training and partnerships in the community. The site provides study guides, training arts program, the latest news, theatre education and touring information.

Childrens Theatre Plays – Stageplays, Scripts for Young Audiences.
<http://www.childrenstheatreplays.com>
(06/05/03)
This site has a list of plays, including help on how to use them; with links to scripts and lesson plans. This site offers plays for every size, scope, and budget.K-12

Children’s Theatre Scripts and Plays. 2003.
<www.classicsonstage.com>
(10 June 2003)
This website is very colorful and looks like it is child oriented. It has a complete list of the 24 plays, which the company produces on stage. You can read each play in short story form. Great Website. Ages 3 & Up

Creative Teaching Through Drama.
http://www.angelfire.com/ego/edp303/
(April 25, 2003)
This site contains the basics of children’s theatre for any teacher new to the concept of classroom drama. It also has many links related to the subject. Grade School.

Danielson, Julie. Interact-Children’s Theatre for the Deaf.
www.korrnet.org/interact.
(7, April, 2003).
This website is designed to reach out to the deaf community through interactive theatre. Any age group

The Des Moines Playhouse & Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre
<http://www.dmplayhouse.com/childrens3.html>
(May 29, 2003)
This site gives information about their summer programs and productions they are putting on during the summer. The summer programs are called Culture Café Theatre Academy workshops which end with a production the students are a part of. The productions are put on by the actual theatre group and are performed for children in the area. 1st – 12th grade

Express Children’s Theatre. "Of Heroes and Heroines" 2000-2001 season. http://members.aol.com/expresstheatre/season.htm
(13 April 2003)
This site
is
dedicated to producing new works and new adaptations of classics, as written, designed, directed, and performed by one of Houston's finest theater professionals. K – 8.

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre. 1998.
www.letthemagicbegin.org/
(7, April, 2003)
Fantasy Playhouse is an all volunteer theatre department who entertains all ages and never goes without a crowd. It offers affordable, year round personalized instruction in the dramatic arts for preschool children K-12 and adults. For all ages

Falk,Rob and Lynn Muranaka, and Mark Waldstein. Second Story Repertory Theatre. 2002.
< http://www.secondstoryrep.org/ >

(April 24, 2003)
This site gives all sorts of information about Second Story Repertory Theatre. This theatre offers both theatrical performances for children as well as performance opportunities for young actors. Ages 4 – 18

The Flying Pig
www.memebers.tripod.com
(2003)
UK theatre Group with 2 websites

Forest, Heather. Story Arts Online. 2000.
<www.storyarts.org>
(10 June 2003)
This site is very colorful and has some animation. This website is great for teachers, it includes in class activities and lesson plans and curriculum and also an online store where you can purchase things for your classroom. Adults and Teachers

Franke, K. Central Missouri State University Theatre.
<http://www.cmsu.edu/theatre/playwritingcomp.html>
(06/05/03)
This site talks about the Central Missouri State University Theatre Department’s National Playwriting Competition; which encourages the writings of original works for children's theatre productions. Adult

Frazier, K. Tammy. Adventures with Pinocchio. http://www.histage.com/default.asp?sPlayno=4171&sFSite=&sFIndex=&sDesc=
(13 April 2003)
This site gives you a script of Adventures with Pinocchio to purchase. It also gives you many different other plays to preview before purchasing. This would be great for any teacher. K – 12

Frumi Cohen Musicals
http://www.frumicohen.com.
(May 2003)
This last web site gives information about their company and packages that can be bought on line. Such as a sample pack with a script excerpts, synopsis and song excerpts. They also offer a full package performance which includes scripts, music, rehearsal tapes and production rights. The kinds of scripts they offer are fairy tales, adaptations of books and original plays. A few other things they offer are musicals, recordings, links and email.

Fugate, Liz. Child Drama, Youth Theatre, Family Theatre, Creative Dramatics Programs. 2001.
http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/Drama/nwtl.html
(June 1, 2003)
This site give links to schools that have college level children’s theatre programs, and also has various other theatre links. It is a University of Washington site. For college age people.

FunAntics Theatre Scripts!
http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/theaterscripts
(May 2003)
Is a site that provides free scripts and advice for actors when performing in front of audiences. These plays consist of fairy tales with twisted adaptations and rhyming lines. Some of the other plays are adaptations from books or original scripts. They also provide a full list of plays, posters, casts and synopsis of long or shorter versions, music, stage plan and other useful materials.

Gander Academy Readers Theatre
http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/langrt.htm
(May 2003)
This site provides information on what reader’s theatre is, concepts and elements, how to evaluate it, free sample scripts and teacher guides by Lois Walker, tips for readers theatre, scripting sheets and samples, student created scripts, recommended resource books, international readers theatre, recommended online resources, downloadable version of acrobat reader, books, articles and more useful information.

Giesmer, Otto . Storytelling.
<http://www.jafi.org.il/education/hartman/story.html>
(June 2, 2003)
This site contains story scripts and fun interactive activities for storytelling.

Hall Kids Art.
<http://hallkidsart.com/drama_theater/6.shtml>

(June 2, 2003)
This site is a link to other resource sites for children’s drama.

Hart, Joseph. Shoestring Players.
< www.Rci.Rutgers.edu/~sstring/ >
(7, April, 2003)

This site creates imagination through traditional storytelling and the concept of folktales. Eight actors use their talents to become part of the story being told. All ages

Hurst, Carol Otis and Rebecca Otis. Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site.
< www.carolhurst.com >
(7, April, 2003)
This site offers children’s literature and books by the author. It offers almost any subject one may be looking for and provides a good resource of information.

InterAct Children’s Theater for the Deaf
http://www.kormet.org/interact/
(05 May 2003)
This site talks about bringing “sign language to the stage,” it gives information about productions and how to get involved. It is great for ASL teachers and students. Higher Grade Levels

Jellyroll.
 
http://www.childrensdramaworkshop.co.uk/Home.html
(June 2, 2003)
This site is about a children’s drama, dance, and vocal school.

Johnson, Larry and Annette Lamb. The Topic: Skits, Plays, & Scripts. 2002
< http://www.42explore.com/skits&plays.htm >
(June 3, 2003)
Although the page itself does not have much on children’s theatre, this site is a huge list of links that can be used to access almost anything having to do with theatre. This is a great resource site. All ages

Kowal, Mary Robinette . Other Hand Productions. 1993
< http://www.otherhandproductions.com/ >
(April 30, 2003)
This site gives information on upcoming productions that Other Hand Productions is putting on, as well as contact information if you want them to come and do a workshop at your school, and the cite also information on how to create and best use different kinds of puppets. Grade school, teachers of all ages, and all ages interested in the construction of puppets.

Lang, Marion. Creative Dramatics
http://www.uwstout.edu/lib/irs/creative.htm
(June 1, 2003)
This site gives an over view of what Creative dramatics is, and a few ideas of how to use it in the classroom. A resource for anyone.

Lathan, Pater D.  The School Show Page (1996-1999)
www.Schoolshows.demon.co.uk
(May 2003)

Lazy Bee.
http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/arderns/kidesplays.html.
(May 2003)
Is another site which provides plays for children and scripts for kids from all grade levels starting with younger children to teenagers in school performances. They also include a resources link to other sites along with one-act plays besides full plays. In addition, they provide links to photographs for costume ideas. The plays range from sci-fi, fairy tales, adventure and other plays that deal with important issues. You can preview the scripts, but have to buy them from the web site if you want to perform itK-8

Lindy, Elaine L. Whootie Owl’s Stories to Grow By. 1998-2003
http://storiestogrowby.com/
(June 3, 2003)
This site includes many free scripts for children of all ages. All of the scripts reinforce a positive message. Great to print and perform! Primary School

Lois Walker’s Take Part Home Page!
http://loiswalker.com
(May 2003)
This site from the famous theatre script writer and advocate for theatre education provides some really useful materials. She has a link to plays for school performances, a participation pack for parents to purchase (cassette tape, how to make puppets, activity page collection and autographed photos of Lois and her puppets), tongue twisters, recipes for cooking, silly jokes, arts and crafts, read-aloud stories, tell-a tall town and much more fun activities for children.

 Loverde, Emmett. Plays for Teens/Kids. 2003.
<www.emmettloverde.com>
(
10 June 2003)
All of the stage plays were available to read for free which is really convenient. This website looked like it was very adult oriented although most of the names of the plays were for younger children. Primary Grades

Lindy, Elaine. Whootie Owl's Free Fairytale Play Scripts! 1998-2000.
http://www.storiestogrowby.com
(13 April 2003)
This site gives you free play scripts to download for your classroom. Most of these plays have been written by students in the 8th grade, all you do is print the play, cast the show and perform! K-8

Long, John L. Aesop’s Fables. 1997-2003.
http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/aesop/
(April 2003)
This site is an online collection of all Aesop’s fables. There is a link to lesson plans using these fables. This is a great site to take fables to dramatize in the classroom. All ages.

Lundmark, Deborah and Smith,  Michael deConinck. Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre. 2002.
< www.ccdt.org >
(7, April, 2003)
This is an educational site as well as a site that provides classes and creates home for young bodies, minds and spirits.  Ages: 12-18

The Malthouse Theatre Trust - Canterbury Children's Theatre.
<http://www.malthouse.co.nz/>
(06/05/03)
This site is for a theatre company in New Zealand. This company is strictly Theatre for young audiences. K-5

McWilliams, Barry. The Art of Storytelling. 2002.
<www.eldrbarry.net>
(10 June 2003)
This website provides teachers and other adults with the information they need to begin story telling with their children or classes. Adults & Teachers

Miller, Kathy and Barry Miller Children’s Theatre Plays.com (1995)
www.childrenstheatreplays.com
(May 2003)
Every accomplished workers in regards of children’s theatre

Odem, Sybil. All Children’s Theatre. 1984.
http://www.afn.org/~act/Act.htm
(June 1, 2003.)
This site gives you information about a children’s theatre program in Gainesville Florida. They have descriptions of six original plays written by Sybil Odem, and information about the different programs offered. For school age children.

O’Grady, Helen. Helen O’Grady’s Children’s Drama Academy. 1979.
http://www.helenogrady.com/drama_lessons/
(June 1, 2003)
This site gives you various information about the drama academy. The academy is for children ages 5 through 17. They have around 20 locations in the U.S. For ages 5-17.

Oregon Children’s Theatre
<www.octc.org>
(10 June 2003)
It was really hard for me to find the information I was hoping to look at. The site is very informal but not too colorful. It doesn’t look like it’s a site for children’s theatre but more for adults. Ages 4 & Up

Original Kids Theatre
http://www.originalkids.com
(05 May 2003)
This is a site to help children get involved with theatre and expose them to the arts. There are summer camps available as well as workshops. It is fun and very interesting for parents, teachers, and children. All Ages

Page Multimedia Ltd. Kid’s Channel.
<www.kids-channel.co.uk>
(10 June 2003)
Very colorful website with animation although you need to have Flash 4 to be able to see the animation (the site provides a free download if you do not already have it). This site has coloring pages and activities and also includes links to other fun sites. Ages 7 to 14

Plays by Jimmy Brunelle 2000
http://www.jimmybrunelle.com
(May 2003)
Besides providing a good resource list of other web links, the company does give you a chance to buy their scripts. They have scripts available for one-act, individual scripts, monologues, shipping/payment information, good news, a collection of scripts, script travelogue, information about the company and how to contact them. If you buy the one-act play they come in a book with four or five short plays along with the rights to perform it.

Powell’s Books – Child’s Drama. 1994-2003.
<http://www.powells.com/subsection/childrensdrama.html>
(06/05/03)
This site has a list of resource books for children’s theatre. It gives a brief synopsis of each book. This site’s mission is to sell books. K-8

Pratt, Louise. Laxfield Children’s Drama Club. 2003
http://www.lcdcuk.org.uk/
(June 1, 2003)
This is a website for a club in Europe. They have programs for children ages 6 through 15. They due various workshops in theatre including improv, dance, and others. For ages 6-15 and has parental news letters.

Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County. Book Hive. 1999
<www.bookhive.org>
(10 June 2003)
What a great site! Very very colorful and child oriented, there are online activities and book ideas, and you can even hear stories on line. Primary Grades

Pulicifer, Scott and Will Simon. Children’s Theatre Experience 2002
www.ctexperience.com
(May 2003)
Groups that teaches in over 5 locations in California

Puppets in the Drama Classroom
http://www.geocities.com/broadway/alley/3765/puppets.html
(05 May 2003)
This site talks about using puppets in the classroom and gives ideas on how to make puppets. Primary School

Ramsey, Inez. Handbook for Storytellers.
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/storyhandbook.htm
(13 April 2003)
This site gives information in storytelling. It offers hints to help those interested in learning more about storytelling.  For teachers of primary school.

Realista Theatre
http://www.realistatheatre.com.
(May 2003)
This site tells about a theatre group who performs original and adapted scripts. They also began to write plays for young audiences due to the lack of attention to children's theatre. The site also lists awards, music, educational support, plays/scripts that can be previewed and ordered, submitted plays, touring and contact information and a home link. The plays range from adaptations of books, poems, famous stories, holiday plays and much more.

Saltworks Theatre Company.
< http://users.telerama.com/~stc/news.html >
(April 24, 2003)
This site gives information on the six dramatic plays Salt Work Theatre company is putting on for their children’s audiences. It also post audition opportunities for young actors in the area. K-12th grade

Seattle Children’s Theatre
www.Sct.org
(7, April, 2003)
This site produces new works and classics of children’s literature for the stage. The mission is to provide professional theatre and theatre education experiences to children of all ages with affordable public performances and classes.

Shepard, Aaron. Aaron Shepard’s Storytelling page.
<www.aaronshep.com/storytelling/>
(10 June 2003)
This site is very plain but at the same time it is very easy to follow. There is not very much useful information on this site. Shepard does provide a storytelling search and a way to find related stories which is very handy. Adults

Shepard, Aaron. Aaron Shepard’s World of Story.
<http://www.aaronshep.com/ >
(June 2, 2003)
This sight contains stories and story telling tips for teacher, librarians, and more.

Snowden-VanValin, John  and Michael Cotter. Children’s Theatre Resource Page. MEC & JWQSVV 1996, 1997, 1998
<http://faculty-web.at.nwu.edu/theater/tya/>
(06/05/03)
This site is to help assist the growth of Children's Theatre into the 21st century by expanding the resources and information into Cyberspace. Adult

Snyder, Conner. K4B, Kids for Broadway. 1998-2003
http://www.pacificsites.com/~kidsplay/
(May 2003)
This is a wonderful site which has original children’s plays that you can order. The cost of the plays is $65 for one and includes performance rights forever with no royalty fees and clearance to make all necessary copies forever. Directors, Teachers and Producers.

Stage One.
<www.Stageone.org>
(7, April, 2003)
Stage One is a company of professional actors, directors, designers, technicians, administrators, and educators dedicated to bringing the finest quality live theatre to young people, teachers and families every where. All ages

Storycraft Publishing. Kid’s Story Telling Club. 2003
<www.storycraft.com>
(10 June 2003)
This site has a great introduction to itself. There are on line activities for children, ideas for teachers and craft and creating ideas. It is only semi colorful. Children and Adults

Studio East Training For The Performing Arts. 2003
< http://studio-east.org/Home.html >

(April 24, 2003)
This is the site for a musical theatre/drama school for young performers in the Seattle area. It offers classes in drama and offers a number of opportunities for all age groups to perform. K-12th grade

Teaching Values.
<
http://www.teachingvalues.com/whystorytelling.html>
(June 2, 2003)
This site encourages value education through storytelling. This sight offers a number of story ideas as well.

Unexpected Productions: Seattle Theatresports. 2003
<http://www.unexpectedproductions.org/>
(06/05/03)
This is not nescessarily a children’s theatre website. They do have classes for mostly adults but people as young as high school age can attend. They also have a program specifically for high schools in which they go around and make improve teams at different schools so they can compete with each other. They also do performances that are suitable for all ages. High School +

Valley Forge Children’s Theater
http://www.vfct.org/
(05 May 2003)
This site gives you information about workshops, audition’s and productions put on by this company. All Ages

Walker, Lois. Scripts For School. 1998.
http://www.scriptsforschools.com
(13 April 2003)
This particular site gives scripts from primary ages to teen and adult. This is a great resource for teachers, it fun and easy to use. All ages.

Washington Academy of Performing Arts. 2003
< http://www.waperformingarts.org/ >

(April 24, 2003)
This is a site for a performing arts school for all ages in the Redmond Washington area. It also has information on the Washington Academy of Performing Arts Conservatory High School. It is an accredited private high school that is focus on the performing arts. 3 years olds through high schoo

Winfred Ward New Children’s Theatre Company Award
www.aate.com/resources/awards/wwardtheatre
May (2003)
Very important award in the world of Children’s Theatre. (History)

Wolf Trap
www.wolf-trap.org/performances/woods.html (2002)
(May 2003)
Good “Performances” Section in the website

World Wide Art Resources.
<http://www.wwar.com/categories/Theater/Drama_Related/>
(June 2, 2003)
This site is a resource link page for other sites that deal with children’s stories, plays, and puppetry.

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