KidsWrites 2021-22 will be published in 4 parts:
Episode 1 - Now Available
Episode 1 with ASL interpretation
Episode 2 - Now Available
Episode 2 with American Sign language Interpretation
Episode 3 - Now Available
Episode 3 with American Sign Language Interpreted
Episode 4 - Now Available
Episode 4 with American Sign Language interpretation
To see a sneak peek you can view one of the videos below
KidsWrites is a music theatre revue that celebrates the hearts and minds of children with lyrics and dialogue written entirely by students in 3rd through 8th grade. KidsWrites is (usually) toured annually as a live performance to elementary and middle schools with local professional performers and an accompanist.
For the first time since the pandemic, KidsWrites conducted both in-person and virtual workshops at MPS and other schools. Skylight teaching artists reached over 1,500 students, with participants from more than 50 classrooms in 12 area schools.
Most students submitted two pieces of writing resulting in more than 3,000 pages for consideration. Skylight Education Manager Amanda Rosmann and Skylight teaching artists selected 35 pieces of writing, some of which were put to music by professional composers. Skylight performers then rehearsed, performed, and recorded the pieces for KidsWrites 2021-22: Fun! A virtual version with an ASL interpreter is available. Students were also invited to create backdrop art for use in one of the musical numbers.
Please take a moment to watch this video if you are not familiar with KidsWrites:
This year’s KidsWrites theme is 2021-22: Fun! elementary school students were inspired to write about the importance of fun and sharing that joy with others.