Thursday, August 5, 2010
The Right Show at the Right Age - Director of Programming, Mary Rose Lloyd Sheds Some Light on New Victory Age Guidelines
Since many families have children of varying ages, we often present shows that are geared toward the “whole family.” At The New Victory, this means the work will be enjoyed by anyone over the age of four. Shows in this group are accessible and appropriate for children as young as 4, but will also have elements that older children and adults will definitely respond to. Generally, they will have strong visual elements, playful physical comedy and multi-generational appeal. For example, this season’s holiday show, MOMENTUM, is considered fun for the whole family (best for kids 4 and up) because of its high-energy spectacle, laughs and upbeat spirit, and theatrical technology that encourages audience participation.
We are committed to presenting thought-provoking, terrific shows that are smartly layered and which we hope will play a crucial role in the development of life-long theater goers. In addition to providing suggested age ranges, we also try to highlight relevant details of a production in print, online and with video in order to give parents the specifics they need to select the best shows for their families. We encourage parents to use the resources provided on our website, www.newvictory.org together with their best judgment, when making their show choices, and of course, if they have any questions, they can always give us a call at 646-223-3010.
Mary Rose Lloyd is the Director of Programming at The New Victory Theater. A staff member since 1996, Mary spends a lot of her time on the road, usually seeing more than 200 shows a year worldwide in order to build each New Victory season. In the field of theater for young audiences, Mary has served on the Boards of Directors for both TYA/USA and the INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUTH. She is passionate about books, travel, family and anything to do with puppets.
See more of Mary Rose here on The New Victory's YouTube channel.
Posted by Katie at 11:52 AM