TDF’s Sandy MacDonald wrote an article on “why it’s important to start kids’ theatregoing adventures early,” and she used her family trips to Pillowland and This is Sadie as examples of what happens when kids see theater that is created for them:

After [This is Sadie], creating theatre became the girls’ favorite form of play. The plays alone are not the thing; it’s also about scribbling the tickets and passing them out, and rigging a curtain out of a bedsheet and a lighting system from a flashlight. Oh, and they never fail to make a stern preshow announcement: “Turn off your cellphones!”