Wolf lurking behind book

Backstage Spy Cam

Up until now nobody has ever seen what goes on backstage during an Act!vated show.

45 minutes of backstage capers condensed into a 2 minute sneak peek. We set a GoPro spy camera backstage so you can see what happens behind the scenes during “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Tops and Bottoms”. Video taken during the 7/9/2014 show at Cross Lanes Library of the Kanawha Library System, near Charleston, WV.

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Photos from The Boy Who Wanted a Drum

Photos taken during library summer reading programs of the story “The Boy Who wanted a Drum”.

Mom and son
Mom explaining to her son that they are too poor to buy the drum he dreams of.
Kids from the audience get in on the act. Playing a cow and a towns person.
Kids from the audience get in on the act. Playing a cow and a towns person. Wonder if they will trade the cow for a pile of beans?
Mom brings home a stick.
Mom brings home a stick. It’s not a drum but it is the best she can do.
Trading a stick for a loaf of bread.
Trading a stick for a loaf of bread.
Pot seller looking for a buyer. Looks like there are lots of eager shoppers in the audience.
Pot seller looking for a buyer. Looks like there are lots of eager shoppers in the audience.
Stick figure made of pool noodles plays one of the characters.
Stick figure made of pool noodles plays one of the characters.
Switching quickly between two characters can sometimes knock you off of your feet.
Sometimes switching quickly between two characters can knock you off of your feet.
Taking the horse for a walk - or the other way around.
Taking the horse for a walk – or is that the other way around.
The Boy who Wanted a Drum. Got one!
The Boy who Wanted a Drum. Got one!

The show is touring the US through May 2015. Available for school assemblies, family nights and library reading programs.

Photo highlighting the custom made wolf mask. Red Riding Hood in background.

Photos from Little Red Riding Hood

Red Riding follows the woodsman
Red Riding tip toes behind the woodsman
The wolf peaks out from the forest and sees Little Red Riding Hood
The wolf peaks out from the forest and sees Little Red Riding Hood
The wolf uses American Sign Language to introduce himself in the show. "Wolf" (ASL)
The wolf uses American Sign Language to introduce himself in the show. “Wolf” (ASL)
Wolf carries granny off
Wolf carries granny off
Granny shows her feisty side.
Granny shows her feisty side.
Red starts to realize that this is not her granny
Red starts to realize that this is not her granny
audience reacts to watching Little Red Riding Hood
audience reacts to watching Little Red Riding Hood
Red blows her 911 whistle hoping for help to arrive. The wolf is annoyed.
Red blows her 911 whistle hoping for help to arrive. The wolf is annoyed.
Kids from the audience taking a bow after playing forest critters in the show.
Kids from the audience taking a bow after playing forest critters in the show.

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