The Prairie School welcomed Broadway performer and novelist Tim Federle to campus on Wednesday, October 22. While talking with the Middle School students he promoted courage rather than confidence, being kind to everyone, being yourself and putting your best foot forward through non-verbal communication. Tim also ran a mock Broadway-audition dance class for one of the Upper School classes where he led exercises about non-verbal communication.
Before performing on Broadway, Tim Federle grew up in San Francisco and Pittsburgh. There he appeared in the original casts of The Little Mermaid and Gypsy. Tim also wrote Better Nate Than Ever, which won New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2013, Best Book of the Year by Amazon and Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2013. It’s sequel, Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, also has received starred reviews. (To learn more about Time Federle’s work, visit www.timfederle.com)