Voice of the Prairie
A Story of Love and Courage
and Dreams on the Prairie
Now on Tour with Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, reaching hundreds of school kids.
"With quick, sure brush strokes Miller evokes both the vivid sensory world and the loving family circle that surrounds Laura."
Andrea Urice, Director, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Education Tour
the loving family circle that surrounds Laura."
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie is based on the true story of this great American author. From The Little House on the Prairie to her fascinating rise as a literary star, this play brings insight to the beloved children's books and celebrates a remarkable life.
Commissioned and originally
produced by the professional Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Steven Woolf, Artistic Director, Mark D. Bernstein, Managing Director
"It really is a beautiful, heartfelt story.
If you love Laura Ingalls Wilder, come and see this because you will be blessed by it. It will be a meaningful night for your family. It really is a beautiful, heartfelt story.
Anglea Wilcox, Director, Evergreen Playhouse, Eugene, OR
"It was like going back in time and re-living childhood."
Evergreen Playhouse, Eugene OR
Pioneer Stories for Young People
Artists' Studio Center for Perf Arts, LA - Rosana Shutte, Director
"Although Laura's story is prevalent, there actually are not that many scripts available for community theater," said the show's director, Dale Schrag. "This script, written by Kathryn Schultz Miller, was the best."
Davina Jamison, Hutchinson News, KS
The Birth of Laura's Baby, Fire, Prophecy of Hard Winter!
LOVED it! It is beautifully written!"
Laura and Her Future Husband Almanzo Fall in Love!
"I just got done reading Laura Ingalls Wilder
and I LOVED it! It is beautifully written and I can see our theatre group performing this!"
Tricia Oliver, Auburn Children's Theatre, Auburn, AL
"The play brings to life Laura Ingalls Wilder's stories, providing children with a glimpse into the author's life as an American pioneer."
AD Players Children's Theatre, Houston, TX
Loving True Story of A Beloved Author's Life
AD Players, Houston - The TallGrass Theatre Company, Gardner, KS
"They performed this at our school and it was like going back in time and re-living childhood. Fantastic performance!"
Gina Timmons Law, Audience Member St. Louis Performance
"This script blends contemporary history with her story. The play starts during the Civil War, with the division of the North and South, while also setting the scene of a little house in Wisconsin and a girl named Laura. It gives a lot of understanding to the western migration."
Dale Schrag, Director, Family Children's Theatre
Performance at Our School!"
Rep St. Louis, Imaginary Theatre School Tour
Laura Ingalls Wilder has two versions:
Medium Cast Version
Recommended for Jr High, Middle Schools, High Schools, Theatres.
Flexible Cast of 10-14 (5M, 3F, all others M/F)
Recommended for Professional Tours and Outreach Programs.
Cast of 4 (2M, 2F) for adult actors, larger cast possible.
Includes suggestions for easy touring.
ArtReach's moving play tells of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Life, growing up in a little house on the prairie! Just right for young audiences. Producers, this play for young audiences was professionally developed for St. Louis Rep, written for a small cast, low tech, professional school tour. There are many suggestions for creative staging, good opportunities to showcase your best talents. Best of all, the play really holds a young audience's attention. History Comes Alive for Schools and Theatres! Principals and teachers love the educational tie-in to American History, Women's Studies, Native American History, American Literature. Great Monologues for Women, Female Performers.
Award-Winning Play for Young Audiences
Congratulations! Gaslight Playhouse Theatre (Kendallville IN) won 8 Noble Awards for their production of ArtReach's LAURA INGALLS WILDER: VOICE OF THE PRAIRIE: Best Set Design (Kyle Leitch); Best Costumes (Lee Ann DePew); Best Child Performance: (Kara Strong as Mary Ingalls); Best Overall Ensemble; Newcomer Award (Nikole Albright as Laura Ingalls Wilder); Best Director (LeeAnn DePew); Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Strong as Caroline "Ma" Ingalls); Best Supporting Actor (Dave Hale as Charles 'Pa" Ingalls); Best Leading Actor (Aaron Dills as Almonzo "Manly" Wilder). Thanks for an amazing Award-Winning production!