Senior Readers Theatre Made Easy


Filled with practical advice, learn tips and techniques, plus how to adapt Readers Theatre to older performers. Readers say, “This TipSheet was very useful!”

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  • Bonnie L. Vorenberg

    Explore the joy of Readers Theatre, one of the most popular performance styles in Senior Theatre. The format is flexible, creative, and doesn’t require actors to memorize. Discover how to choose a script, develop vocal techniques, and adapt them for class or performance. Filled with practical advice, use this TipSheet as your guide to a fun and fulfilling Readers Theatre program.

    Table of Contents:

    • Introduction to Readers Theatre
    • Types of Readers Theatre
    • Choosing Materials
    • How to Begin
    • Readers Theatre Skills
    • Performing Readers Theatre
    • Resources

    This was so helpful. My seniors love doing Readers Theatre and the program is really taking off. Thanks!
    Kathy S., Retirement Community Enrichment Director

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    Bonnie L. Vorenberg

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