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So, I've just had this brainstorm.  It suddenly occurred to me that a story I have written would be perfect for a classroom reader's theater or choral reading.  I want to re-write it in script form (separating the lines by the narrator and the various characters in the story). There is even a 'Greek Chorus'.  This idea won't leave me alone.


But, then what? Is there a publisher who specializes in these things?


Oh, Wise BBers, what do I do with the manuscript once I have converted it? :thanks2
#1 - April 26, 2014, 02:25 PM
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 03:26 PM by StephanieShaw »
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I'm no expert, but I did sell three scripts to a Reader's Theater publisher several years ago. That company is out of business, although I did find some links on Google that might help:

http://www.tips-for-teachers.com/readers_theater.htm#Where Can I Find Scripts

Apparently Scholastic publishes some scripts for teachers. But there also seem to be many that are free on the internet:

http://www.scholastic.com/librarians/programs/rt_resources.htm

You might call and ask your local librarian if she can help you find a publisher for scripts. I'm sorry. I'm sure there are more experienced people on these boards who can help. Hope they reply.
#2 - April 26, 2014, 05:30 PM
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Thanks, Betsy!


After posing this question to my (non writing husband) he said, "Why don't you save the script as an activity to accompany the book?"


Brilliant man!  Also, highly optimistic about my work  :)
#3 - April 28, 2014, 08:59 AM
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I think the SCBWI markets list a couple of companies that publish drama for kids. It can't hurt for you to look in the other market guides to.

Aren't husband's great?
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