Luis Paints the World, a readers’ theater script kids can perform on Zoom

LUIS PAINTS THE WORLD is the story of Luis and his big brother Nico. When Nico is deployed with his Army unit, Luis has to figure out what it means to be deployed. But how can he wait for his brother’s return? With help from his whole neighborhood – with paint brushes in hand – they wait together.

Illustrator Oliver Dominguez and I adapted our picture book into a script for readers’ theater or a play for you to read or perform. Here’s a PDF of the play as well as resources and classroom extensions. We also include many suggestions for ways to present on Zoom or other electronic platforms.

(C) Oliver Dominguez

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