Monday, November 28, 2016

Special Delivery – Kids’ Writes

Kids where truly the foundation when it came to Kids’ Writes. Children of all ages composed and mailed in short stories. The stories and poems which were chosen were then acted out on camera before a live audience on a single set consisting of wooden ramps, steps, metal hoops, and nets. Some stories were even turned into songs which were performed by the actors exactly as they had written, misspelled words included. Before each story, song or poem was presented a title card would show the author’s name, age and hometown. The cast was made up of four actors, Wynn White, Carlo Grossman, John Rousseau and Steve Rifkin. Joining them was director and musician Jim Mairs.

The stories submitted by the children consisted of a variety of themes such as, being scared or lonely, excited about being a big brother or sister, there was one about how commercials were a waste of time; another stating that children shouldn’t have to do homework. There were also fun stories about monkeys who escaped from the zoo, a fish who couldn't swim, aliens from outer space, polka dot monsters, and so much more. It was a simple yet charming show that I was very excited to find online. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

Kids’ Writes - playlist link

Or watch each show individually. 

1 comment:

  1. I loved Kids Write as a kid. There is one story (song) they did that sticks out in my head for some reason. It was about a cave and they sang about stalactites and stalagmites. have looked for it but they only have 6 episodes to view, I think they lasted 3 seasons and did either 17 episodes a season or a total of 17 episodes. I wish I could find footage of the other episodes.
    Anyway it is a great memory for me.