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Cafetorium

Tuesday, June 7 When I was in middle school in Memphis, we did not have an auditorium where we could perform plays or have concerts. But we did have a large rectangular room that served primarily as the cafeteria. It had removable tables and chairs, and platforms that could be squeezed together to form a mini-stage. There was no curtain. It was there that some friends and I developed and performed, with the helpful support of our teachers and principal, a number of skits. We even organized talent shows, and generally had a great time in that space. The room was officially a cafeteria, but because of its various uses, it was most often called a “cafetorium.” My dictionary defines it as “a room that is used as a cafeteria and an auditorium, as in a school.”  In Starrin’…Loretta Padgett!, the first chapter opens with a performance of The Corpse That Died Twice.  It is presented in a similar room, but with a small, formal stage and curtains at one end. Do you or did you have a cafetorium in your school? –Rachell Elaine Jackson
©  Copyright Rachell Elaine Jackson.  All Rights Reserved.  Website design and hosting by North Mobile Internet Services, Inc.

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Cafetorium

Tuesday, June 7 When I was in middle school in Memphis, we did not have an auditorium where we could perform plays or have concerts. But we did have a large rectangular room that served primarily as the cafeteria. It had removable tables and chairs, and platforms that could be squeezed together to form a mini-stage. There was no curtain. It was there that some friends and I developed and performed, with the helpful support of our teachers and principal, a number of skits. We even organized talent shows, and generally had a great time in that space. The room was officially a cafeteria, but because of its various uses, it was most often called a “cafetorium.” My dictionary defines it as “a room that is used as a cafeteria and an auditorium, as in a school.”  In Starrin’…Loretta Padgett!, the first chapter opens with a performance of The Corpse That Died Twice.  It is presented in a similar room, but with a small, formal stage and curtains at one end. Do you or did you have a cafetorium in your school? –Rachell Elaine Jackson

Author of middle grade books for tweens and teens

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RachellElaineJackson

Author of middle grade books for tweens and teens