About the Book
"Ellie the Drama Princess: A Child's Introduction to the Theater Process" is written as a guide to help elementary age children (1st- 6th graders) understand the process of a theatrical production. An early introduction to theater can give a child confidence in the arts before immersion into the competitive world of High School theater. Giving the child an advantage in the classes, productions, and competitions that he or she might become involved in. The book is really two books in one, a Storybook and a Guidebook. The first is a child friendly
Storybook where the reader is introduced to the world of theater through the main character, 6-year-old Ellie's eyes. She experiences the magical process of her beloved plays and introduces you to the people that put them together. Throughout the storybook are bold face theater terms; these new words are defined in the Storybook Glossary and explained in greater depth in the Guidebook.
The Guidebook thoroughly explains the process and people that are part of a production.
This part of the book is written with the intent of being read by a child with the assistance of an adult. Sometimes as a child is immersed in the world of a show, they don't necessarily understand all the new words, work, and responsibilities that are involved in it. That misunderstanding can lead to embarrassment and self-doubt for the child. This guide is meant to educate them and address some common concerns in a kind and clear way, thus giving them the confidence they need to succeed.
The Plan For More
Other Drama Princess books are already in the works where Ellie and her friends will continue to introduce children to their community theater and important concepts in the performing arts. Concepts such as auditions, etiquette, singing, dance, design and more. As they become available these books and other products will be available for purchase on this website, and for use as instructional or fundraising material for performing arts groups. This can only happen with the support of readers like you! Purchase a book, like our facebook page, share what you love about The Drama Princess with others, and even donate to our cause. Learn more about the Author and Illustrator here.