Mini Masterpieces are short, funny, accessible adaptations of Classics of Literature to help get kids excited about reading!
Written by Ryan Gladstone and Tara Travis
Directed by Ryan Gladstone
With Bruce Horak & Tara Travis
“We loved the performance! Tara and Bruce were phenomenal!! The kids laughed the entire performance, as did the adults. As a reading school we truly appreciated the focus on books. Tremendous acting and I would have no doubt recommend them to my colleagues.” -North Otter Elementary
Using puppetry, masks, improv, original songs, physical comedy, satire good old-fashioned storytelling, we will expose young audiences to classics of literature from around the World!
Each performance consists of three classics of literature miniaturized into 15 minute adaptations with puppets, songs, masks, dance, satire, physical theatre, and audience participation.
Featuring bookish Bruce and clownish Tara, we present the stories in a way that gets kids excited to dive into books themselves, and perhaps even to try and adapt their favourite books into their own Mini Masterpieces…Monster Theatre style!
“Your performance at Queen Mary was extraordinary, hilarious, witty, engaging, perfect. It was a most memorable, enjoyable performance, my sides hurt because I laughed to much!” -Maria King, Teacher, Queen Mary Elementary
“You’re funny!” -Toby, Age 6
Includes pieces such as…
Rapunzel, by the Brothers Grimm
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
Aesop’s FablesAnne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery
The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Andersen
Stories from The Greek Myths
To book a performance of Mini Masterpieces at your School or Theatre, contact Kevin Bruce Arts Management.