The best part of a Literature at Play residency? The feedback we receive from students when the residency is over! Below is a small sampling of some of the fantastic feedback we received this year from our most important audience – the kids!

You know, when I was re-enacting the story I actually felt like I was there, like I was THEM.

My favorite part was making up the lines and seeing what people could come up with.

I didn’t know I could make a song.

What I liked about watching [the other class’ show] was that I saw another side of my friends that I’ve never seen before. It’s weird, but it’s a good side! It surprised me.

Life is not easy. Everything happens last minute and life does not warn you about things.

This is a VERY fun program.

My favorite part was making up the lines and seeing what people could come up with.

The games helped me understand the characters better because they made it fun!

At the sharing, the audience laughed at all the funny parts and said I did a good job!

I felt excited because we had so much fun!

I learned to try something new, like maybe that my friends like. And maybe I will like it

We were about to do the story, rather than just read it.  If we sit at our desks and read, it doesn’t allow us to feel the story in the same way.

This made me more confident to get up in front of an audience.

We got to jump into the book!

I liked how we came up with so many people in our play that weren’t in the book. It made it seem like the story could really happen.

I never realized that you could just write a play yourself!

I learned how to talk loud and have fun, and be a different person.

Playing someone else made me feel happy and excited!

I really liked the way that we cooperated together to make a big play and that we could perform it for our friends, and also that we could make them happy!

I liked when we did tableaus because it was very fun and we got to be whatever we wanted.

I love adaptation and making up my own story.

I liked acting out the book and getting to be lots of characters.

When we were performing, everyone had their own personality, and put their own little twist to the script.

We didn’t actually go by the exact words in the book. We made it funnier and more humorous.

I learned that when you’re in a play, you can’t speak quietly, and you have to act like you’re really in the situation and act out the real emotions.

It’s not just bringing a book to life, it’s also having fun while doing it. If you make a mistake, since your parents don’t know, it could still be that they think it’s part of the play, so just really have fun with what you do.

I learned that it can benefit your feelings of shyness. At first I was really shy about doing this show, but then I got used to it and felt better and comfortable onstage.

More About New York City Children’s Theater