Tips for producing
Circus Olympus

by Lindsay Price

The Greek Geek Circus has come to town with a ton of myths to share. A gleeful celebration with a large cast expansion, parts for all and a choice of length.

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Tips from the Author

Have your actors research the original Greek myths that each of these stories is based on. It will act as a great discussion point for the entire cast - what are the similarities and differences between the source material and the theatrical adaptations? How are the myths brought to life? What’s the difference between showing a story and telling a story? Ask students this very question - why is it important to “show” and not “tell” a story in a production? This will be something you can come back to time and time again throughout rehearsasl. Remind students they must show their story and not merely stand and tell it. Always think about the visuals!

Tips from past Producers

Have fun with it!

Don't be afraid to cast gender blind. I was worried when we didn't have enough boys show up to audition that it was going to be weird to have Hades be a girl or to have all the narrators be girls and have one say the other was cute. Truth is, no one cared whether a role was played by boys or girls.

I incorporated a lot of percussion instruments like boomwhackers, rhythm sticks, and maracas. That made it easy to add in sound effects and make more students feel involved.

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