I approach each show a bit differently but I usually lay ground rules for storytelling. First off, I never decide what I am going to do before hand (there are a few exceptions), instead I wait for the group to gather and read the crowd. I feel like the show is a bit more spontaneous that way which keeps me on my toes. Second, I want to enjoy myself - it’s a simple mantra, really, that I use to remind myself before a show. I simply say, “alright, let’s have some fun!”
Lastly, I have been in the game so long that the final rule is to have no expectations and to keep it loose. Be ready for anything. Anyone who has worked with children know that this last rule is a must. Children (the entertaining ones, anyways) are unpredictable. You have to be ready to handle whatever they toss at you in the course of the show. These rules have been learned from 15 years in the business and I hope they will serve me for many more!
Here are my shows for this week that I have no idea what I am telling yet:
- Tuesday: Lil’ Munchins Preschool @ 10:00/10:30am
- Thursday: Joyful Noise Preschool @ 10:00am
- Thursday: Kids in Action @ 7:00pm
- Friday: Hertz Nursery School @ 10:00am
- Friday: Bourne Library Teddy Bear Picnic @ 12:00pm
Please check the Upcoming Shows page (which I am aware needs to be updated - slated to happen this week!) for more information on all of these shows.
Places I will be visiting this week: