September 27, 2005

To Whom It May Concern:

          The Action Racket Theatre visited the GRYC Little Stars Pre-K in December 2004 to perform a holiday variety show. The two co-founders Joanie Fritz Zosike and Lois Kagan Mingus held two shows for 162, four-year-old preschoolers. Their performance included the dramatic storytelling of “The Magic Castle of Now,” “The Snowy Day,” and other stories and poems. In addition, Joanie and Lois wore colorful theatrical props and employed whimsical dances. They made the story of The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss come alive.

          It truly was a fun day for the kids. The children were engaged by having to draw what they see and express themselves, as part of teaching the power of imagination. The Ridgewood Times newspaper also featured a mentioning of these dramatic shows. It was a great experience for all.

                                                                                                              Lydia Nwogu
                                                                                                              Pre-K Director