TGS TV Week Seven

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What is TGS TV?

A free and easy online hub to incorporate theatre and the arts into your daily schedule of distance learning at home. Each week, we’ll share a new theme with corresponding educational resources to enhance your child’s learning experience and have a little fun too. No training required! 

May 4 – 8

Magical myths and some mythical magic –
These are the stories we tell.
Oldtime surprises as heroes face crises.*
With wonder and talent and spells.

Growing Stage actors and teachers are experts
At weaving each fanciful tale.
You’ll be amazed and astonished and mesmerized!
Magical myths cannot fail.

So open your minds to imagine a world
Where just about anything goes!
Be ready to marvel at wonderful creatures
Described in most elegant prose.

-Laura Petrie, TGS Veteran Artist

Join us as we time-travel to the birthplace of theatre & discover its ancient, mythical beings!

Let’s Get Started!

LEARN:

Let’s start by watching the trailer of our 2012 production of WITH TWO WINGS!

We are traveling back in time this week to where it all began – ANCIENT GREECE! Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks told wonderful stories about their many gods, goddesses and magical beings. These stories are called MYTHS. On this Episode of TGS TV, we are featuring two NEW plays, written in the not too distant past, WITH TWO WINGS and THE BOOK OF D. Both plays use Greek Mythology to help tell the story – characters are based on the very same gods, magical creatures or people we read about in the myths of Ancient Greece! Interestingly, each play is a winner of The Growing Stage Theatre’s New Playreading Festival.

READ MORE ABOUT ANCIENT GREECE & GREEK MYTHOLOGY

PLAY:

Now that you have been introduced into the world of Greek Mythology, let’s PLAY!

First up, let’s warm-up our ACTOR’S TOOLS! Click here for instructions.

Be PROUD! —> SHARE your work (photos, videos) on our Facebook Page.  Use hashtag: #PlayLearnGrowTGS OR E-Mail us at marketing@growingstage.com 

GROW:

Now that you’re a Greek Myth expert, check out these additional resources:

  • Reading List: Greek Myth inspired books – ENJOY!  Click here
  • Printables: Activity Pages  Click here
  • Recipes: Try these simple and delicious KID FRIENDLY recipes. Click here
  • Create YOUR OWN Puppet Theatre Click here
  • Additional LINKS: Continue your exploration of Greek Mythology. Click here
  • BONUS VIDEO: Check out our 2016 production of THE BOOK OF D

 

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Help Us Continue to Offer Programs Like TGS TV:

The Growing Stage is 501-c-3 designated organization by the IRS and registered with the Office of the NJ Attorney General. Urgent contributions are needed to keep our limited programming flowing to the young people and families throughout northern New Jersey that depend on The Growing Stage – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey. Funding will not only support the theatre’s efforts in keeping its staff employed and ensure that productions can resume as soon as possible for its artists – it allows for efforts such as this to be developed and sustained throughout this current health crisis. Help is needed, perhaps more than ever, to keep the creativity open to our families while the theatre doors are shut. As always, your consideration is appreciated.