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Your girls are in one of three categories. If your girls fall into one of the first two categories then I would continue on in this post where I will share a few ideas to help you and your girls enjoy putting together a performance being a Troupe Performer.
- They are eager to get on stage and put on the best performance of their life. And want to do activities to make themselves better!
- They are afraid of being on stage and want to do activities to help them get over that fear.
- They have no desire to ever get on stage – if that is the case check out one of the other Ideas to use with your girls available here
Troupe Performer Activity Booklet
Before jumping into a few ideas, do you want to skip all the planning? If so, use this Activity Booklet which includes activities, games, and worksheets to allow your girls to takeover the meeting and learn more about being a movie critic, create their own puppet show and stage, plan the skit to be used for performance, create advertising and promotional pieces to invite others to show, additional games and activities just for fun to help girls with confidence to be on stage. The girls will learn about stage directions, rehearse their performance and of course have opening night/day with a cast party after. With a step by step activities, you can’t ask for a easier way to run your meeting. Learn more and get yours today!
- Be sure to also checkout these other activities your girls will love:
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Other Fun Activities To Try
What Does it Take to Put on A Big performance?
To put on a big performance it takes a lot of people, below is a list to get you started sharing with your girls all the jobs. Check out the link that gives you more details about all these positions.
- Costume Prep
- Scenic Prep
- Light Prep
- Sound Prep
- Scenic Running
- Prop Running
- Costume and Make Up Running
- Light Board Operator
- Sound Board Operator
- Projection Operator
- Followspot Operator
- Business (running crew)
- Head of props
- Assistant director
- Stage Manager
- Production Dramaturg
- House Manager
- Assistant Costume Designer
- Assistant Costumer
- Assistant Set Designer
- Assistant sound Designer
- Assistant Technical Director
- Assistant Makeup Designer
- Wardrobe Mistress
- Assistant Stage Manager
Click here for different crew types (definitions)– share with your girls to learn more about all the people that are needed to put on a real big performance.
Put on Your Very Own Puppet Show
One way to get the girls into performing in front of people is to have the girls make their own puppets and put on a puppet show.
Not sure where to start planning a puppet show? Don’t worry you can get everything you need to put on your very own puppet show in the Senior Girl Troupe Performer Activity Booklet booklet.
The girls have the option to get really crafty and create their own stage for their puppet show, or if you want look on Amazon they have a variety of different puppet stages that are not to expensive and you can reuse over and over. Check out this one its one of my favorites: Deluxe Puppet Theater Fold-Able And Easy to Store
Learning More About Behind the Scenes of Performance
If your girls are interested in learning more about what is going on behind the scenes this activity would be great for them. Behind the Scenes Lesson Plan
If you don’t want to spend the time planning, our Activity Booklet has step-by-step instructions with activities that don’t require any planning other than gathering supplies and printing booklets.
What do we do after your girls complete the activities?
Well of course give them the badge to display proudly on their vest, they earned it! Additionally If you are like many leaders we want to award our girls when they complete something even beyond just the patch. One great way to show achievement is with a certificate. Don’t worry you don’t have to make them, I found a resource that has done all the work for you and all you have to do is print them and customize the certificates with each girl’s name, badge or award earned, date, and troop leader. Editable certificates perfect for awarding girls after earning a badge.
More Resources For You Beyond This Site
I get asked a lot what other resources are out there on the internet for Leaders. I have done some digging over the years and have used many of the resources myself. I compiled a list of some great companies that sell patches, programs and also other bloggers offering amazing resources that may fit your needs even better than my site did. Checkout what I found.