THE QUESTION: What do you do in advance to preempt the inevitable disruption when telling to children and/or mixed aged audiences?
IMPETUS BEHIND THE QUESTION: (see my latest blog, "Vexed", for a more detailed description).
Ideally, regardless of age, every crowd would sit eagerly hanging on every word. But that just hasn't happened...yet. Many crowds, yes. ALL crowds, no. So I wonder what strategies you've used (in advance and during a performance) to ensure that potential disruptions are stymied?