Adventures in Interviewing

IMG_1962We have a busy year ahead of us! Along with remounts of several collaborative projects and our ongoing development of Malevolent Creatures, we are creating a new shadow puppet play called Saudade. 

It’s a project based on stories of the immigrant experience and right now I’m doing lots of interviews with people in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. I’ve heard many different perspectives, but everyone seems to agree that the two things that make us long for the places we come from are family and food. I’m looking forward to working on assembling the many moments I’m hearing about into a beautiful shadow play experience!

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Our Folklore Project has a NAME!

Names, as anyone familiar with myth and supernatural creatures will tell you, have great power. So we are beyond excited to be able to announce the name of our next devised theater piece:

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Selkie, artwork by Jordis Brier

Selkie, artwork by Jordis Brier

Inspired by traditional fairy beliefs of the British Isles, we are creating puppets of various malevolent creatures based on designs by artists from across the US and beyond. We will be inviting audiences to interact with supernatural creatures of legend and mythology in the spirit of a choose-your-own-adventure book.

Follow this blog (or Facebook and Twitter) for more updates and mark your calendars for our work-in-progress showing on June 26 & 27 at GALA Hispanic Theatre!

Fabulas Mayas is onstage NOW!

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Come see our first public performance of Fabulas Mayas this weekend at GALA Hispanic Theatre! Our school audiences this week have giggled, given advice to the characters and asked ten thousand questions about the puppets and how they were made. We hope you will join the fun!

WHAT: An hour long show for all ages, adapted from Mayan folktales

WHERE: GALA Hispanic Theatre at Tivoli, 14th & Park Rd. NW. Columbia Heights Metro, parking in the Giant lot next door.

WHEN: 3pm on Saturdays October 26 & November 2

HOW MUCH: $12 adults, $10 students

WHY: Because it’s AWESOME.