Exploring Drama for Children

It was a pleasure to share my revised children’s script, “Lost My Shoe to a Wallaroo,” with Ashley Edwards’ creative dramatics students at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville on February 25. They read aloud an excerpt and responded to production photos of Hendrix College’s performances held in September, 2013. I was thrilled with their enthusiasm for the play! We also had a good discussion about goals and processes related to leading drama improvisations with children. Jason Suel of Trike Theatre assisted me with the presentation, and NWACC staff member Steven Cooper photographed the session for “The Faces of NWACC Arts & Letters,” a campus newsletter. Cooper commented, “We enjoy claiming Professor Goss as one of the faces of NWACC Arts & Letters.” Many thanks to NWACC Arts & Sciences Dean Anita Jones for facilitating my introduction to her fine staff and my visits to the campus.

Although I’m listed on the Arkansas Arts Council’s roster as an artist-in-education for residencies in monologue and scene writing for high school students, I’ve enjoyed rekindling my previous interest and experiences with creative dramatics and relating those to writing plays for children. See “Lost My Shoe to a Wallaroo” details and photos from the Hendrix production on the Home tab of my web site.

Happy to meet enthusiastic creative dramatics students!

Reading the revised “Lost My Shoe to a Wallaroo”

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