Watch For Doors and Entryways!

By Mark Wade

When performing for large groups of kids either in a school or library be sure to position your show for success. I NEVER set up with a doorway or entry way on the same end that I am setting up. I always want the doorway to be in the back of the room so the kids will have their backs to anyone coming in late or having to leave early. Why? If the doorway is in the same end or up front close to where you set up anything or anyone coming or going is a distraction. You may have the audience in the palm of your hand and suddenly lose them when someone comes in. It doesn't take too much to make a young audience lose their attention, so make sure you don't set up where traffic flow can effect you.

Newsy Vents 10/2005

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