Creating a new play is an incredibly rewarding experience! This season's overhaul of Show Some Respect was no exception!
From the very first set of workshops with 2nd and 4th grade classrooms, I felt in my bones that this was a powerful project. Both classrooms beautifully articulated how a program about respect could benefit their school. They provided invaluable feedback as we turned their ideas into scripts.
When we premiered our two new versions of Show Some Respect for our proud collaborators and their peers, the response was incredible. Since then, we've shared our newest program at every opportunity.
After our first showcase of the 2014-15 season, parents flocked to our booth to book performances for their schools.
Teachers and parents have been leaving glowing reviews on our post-show evaluations and comments like this one on our Facebook page:
"Awesome assembly at Fairview School today!!!! Every scene you performed is exactly what the kids connect with, so the production was quite meaningful. Thank you!!! ~Shari Lambert, Third Grade Teacher"
The most rewarding part of creating this new show is hearing the positive reactions from the audiences and communities we created it for!
As always, you can learn more about Show Some Respect and all our other programs at www.imaginationtheater.org.
—Jeremy Schaefer, Associate Artistic Director