I have mentioned earlier that I am also a playwright with seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school students. They are all available at Lazy Bee Scripts in the UK. So far, there have been over 130 performances in over 20 countries, in addition to the USA, UK and Canada. Whenever I get notification of an upcoming performance, I write a little note to the school or theatre to wish the children well and let them know I am thinking of them. Imagine my delight when I received the following letter and package in the mail, sent from Scuola Paritaria Primavera – Patronato Leone XIII located in Vicenza, Italy. The letter is written by “Ms. Silene Arnaldi (the 1st-5th grade Elementary English as a Second Language teacher) and Ms. Debbie Becht (who assists her with ESL extra-curricular activities) along with all the teachers of our school…” and concludes with “This is the first time the school puts on a school play and we couldn’t have chosen a better one to showcase all our 90 students. Thank you for creating such a delightful script with beautiful songs!” This play “When You Wish Upon a Star…fish” was co-written with my daughter, Kerry Gallagher, an elementary school teacher.
This was accompanied by the most wonderful package of illustrated notes in color, from the 90 students… There are nine pages of notes!!! (The pages are about 16×20 with about 10 per page!) Here is a sample:
Please take note that the children are performing the play – and have written their notes – in English! (I’m happy I don’t have to reply in Italian!) I especially like the “Thank you for writing this play” in many of them.
What a very special package… my heart is still smiling!!!
(All of my plays are available at www.lazybeescripts.co.uk – just search under Sherrill S. Cannon. They all are written for elementary school students, using class sizes, and each student has at least one line. Further details are also here on my blog site under Meet Sherrill and then Plays…)