As a drama teacher, it can be challenging to find a great play for children. In Kate Swenson's plays, every singe role is special and has a moment.
My students love Kate's plays because they are imaginative and wacky. Her humor speaks to young people. Her characters encourage my actors to be big and bold. I would highly recommend.
Open Window School
Kate Swenson can walk into a classroom and assess the dynamics of the students immediately with any age group. She is nurturing, yet firm, thoughtful, and generous in her teaching, all of which translates beautifully in her playwrighting. Because she understands youth actors and what they are capable of as well as what they lack, she can write scripts that caters to their skills and ages while telling a beautifully crafted story. Youth Theatre Northwest has had the pleasure and privilege to produce several of her works, and we look forward to producing more in the future.
Youth Theatre NW
The writing is very clear and quirky, with a ton of fully developed characters to challenge young actors.
If any school is looking for a play that will create strong memories and be enjoyable for all involved then I highly suggest Cinderella Rockin' the 80's by Kate Swenson.
--Michael McClain, Director