The concept of children's Theater can refer to different ideas . On the one hand, the children's theater includes those works written with the children as recipients : that is, they aspire to be seen by children.
Children's theater, on the other hand, mentions the dramaturgy texts that are created or interpreted by teenagers or children . A group of children, in this sense, can create and represent their own jobs , becoming exponents of this kind of children's theater.
Regarding the children's theater that has children as potential recipients of the proposals, it develops in two different ways. The most common is that which is known as children's theater for internalization , with an adult writing the works according to what you think a child may be interested in. For this, the writer must take into account the age of the children he aims to captivate since the contents have to be linked to the intellectual and emotional maturity of the viewer.
He children's theater by appropriation , on the other hand, it appears when children adopt works that, in principle, did not have them as recipients. These are works designed for the general public but that, by certain characteristics , end up catching the little ones.
In general, it can be said that children's theater is committed to cartoon characters, colorful costumes and musical components (songs, choreographies of dance , etc.). Many times the works have a moral for viewers to acquire or develop certain values that are considered positive.
In some cities of the world it is clearly committed to offer its smaller neighbors a great offer in the field of children's theater. And it is considered to be the way they learn, to have fun and, above all, to start enjoying cultural activity in general from an early age.
This would be the case, for example, of Malaga, which opts because some of its publicly owned theaters basically focus on having a program dedicated to children, such as the famous Cánovas Theater.
In the same way, we cannot ignore a Spanish initiative that has also become a worldwide reference in what is children's theater. We are referring to the Titirimundi contest, which takes place in the city of Segovia.
That event was created in 1985 and since then it has been operating with great success in the Castilian-Leonese city. In the world of puppet theater this project is specifically focused, which each year offers a program where the best companies in the sector have a place to make children and adults enjoy enormously. The streets and squares of the city are those that become improvised stages of the different shows that for several days fill them with magic, fantasy, humor, imagination and creativity. Specifically, as a rule, this international festival usually takes place during the month of May.