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February 22, 2011

Performers Playground was a wonderful experience for my daughter and our family. My daughter was an actor in two plays (one when she was six years old and one when she was eight) put on by the playground. She learned to memorize lines, work with older and younger children, how to do make up and about costuming. She also learned how to stay with a project until the end. As a family we thoroughly enjoyed the performances and were grateful for the time and energy the devoted people of Performers Playground invested in my child and the other children as well. We still attend the performances and they are still pretty good and a lot of fun.

Although my child was younger at the time of her involvement, I was really impressed at how the director and other adult mentors worked with sometimes struggling middle and high school students and kept their interest and really taught them skills they could use in the theater as well as outside the theater too. I know the kids build the sets and run the lighting and work backstage as well as act.

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My daughter gained some confidence in performing in front of people and made some good friends, older and younger.

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Have the director delegate more responsibilities to volunteers

Volunteer & I attended many rehearsals for the plays my daughter was in and did general gofer tasks as needed.