Reading Alive - Lectura Animada

Reading Together - Leyendo Juntos
Please note: this workshop will be conducted in Spanish and English.

Enchanted Circle Production
Offered by: 
Early ChildhoodParent Programs


Reading Alive - Leyendo Juntos, is a bilingual Spanish and English program that explores dramatic reading with young children and their families in a fun and engaging format aimed at encouraging families to read aloud together.

The program begins with a staged reading of two children’s books (The Rain Came Down by David Shannon and Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae) performed by two Enchanted Circle Theater artist educators. The reading is followed by an engaging blend of theater games and expressive play to engage everyone in the family.

Reading Alive / Lectura Animada - Leyendo Juntos, es un programa bilingüe de Español e Inglés que explora la lectura dramática/teatral con niños pequeños y sus familias en un formato divertido y atractivo para animar a las familias a leer en voz alta juntos.

El programa comienza con una lectura escenificada de un libro para niños realizado por dos artistas- educadores de Teatro del Círculo Encantado (Enchanted Circle Theater). A la lectura le sigue una atractiva mixtura de juegos teatrales y juegos expresivos con la finalidad de involucrar a todos los miembros de la familia.

“The high level of artistry and professionalism in the music and dance, as well as the energy of the performance, were exceptional.” – Parent

Enchanted Circle Presenters include / Moderadores del “Círculo Encantado”

Axel Cruz: Actor, Dancer/Choreographer, Director, and Stage Manager. He received the Leslie Phillips Memorial Award from HCC and the Community Spirit Award from UMass and joined Enchanted Circle Theater in 2013. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Actor, bailarín / coreógrafo, director y director de escena.

Melissa Redwin: Theater Artist, Director and Educator. She acted in The Laramie Project and The Exonerated at Roxbury Repertory and directed Our Town at Ashfield Community and Woman with the Red Kerchief at Boston Playwright’s Theatre. Artista de teatro, directora y educadora.

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Audience and Grade Level

Families with children ages 0-8, accompanied by school-age siblings, are invited to attend.

Se invita a las familias con niños de 0 a 8 años, acompañados por sus hermanos en edad escolar.

Date and Location

  • April 29, 2017, 11:00am - 1:00pm at Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst

Cost and Registration

The workshop is free, and is presented by the Collaborative for Educational Services, in partnership with Enchanted Circle Theater; and is supported with funding by the Amherst Local Cultural Council.

A light snack will be provided. Advance registration is required to attend, using the form on the right side of the page.

No hay cobro alguno por el evento, que es presentado por el Colaborativo para Servicios Educativos (Collaborative for Educational Services), en asociación con el Teatro del Círculo Encantado (Enchanted Circle Theatre); Y cuenta con el apoyo financiero del Consejo Cultural Local de Amherst. Se ofrecerá un refrigerio/bocadillo ligero.



  • Rossana Salazar photo

    Rossana Salazar is an Early Childhood educator for Latino Families. One of her areas of expertise is comprehensive child care and Early Childhood stimulation. She is an RN, has a Masters in Public Health in the specialty of Community Health Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies from the University of Massachusetts.

  • Francia Wisnewski photo

    Francia Wisnewski has a strong and varied background in education. She has taught in South America and possesses broad experience in developing educational programs for early literacy and Early Childhood, family support, outreach and community engagement.

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413.586.4900 x5568

Additional Information

Delays or cancellations are posted on this website, and details are also available by calling 413.586.4900 option 3. Please check after 6:30am for morning events, and 3:00pm for evening events.