Kids day out in Making Books Sing

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340 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 573-8791 (T)
(212) 818-1926 (F)

About Making Books Sing

In 1996, Making Books Sing began as the family theatre and education program of the Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre.

The Vineyard’s Founder and Executive Director, Barbara Zinn Krieger believed deeply that families and children across New York City should have access to theatre with high standards of artistry and content, hallmarks of this major Off-Broadway theatre. 

Theatre shares the power to educate and entertain with literature, an art form that also transports us to exotic lands and reveals new insights through language. Therefore, she imagined that the combination of theatre and literature, both on stage and in the classroom, could ignite in children a heightened curiosity, even love, of both art forms.

The idea took off, growing from two school partners and a few hundred audience members in 1996 to education programs in ten schools and 5,000 audience members by 2000.  Our productions, once mounted in a tiny 70-seat Manhattan theatre, were touring to professional venues in The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. 

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