O’k Puppet Theater and the Pretty Good Players at the Traverse City Film Fest….and you can join us too! Ever been a part of a puppet theater troupe?
NOW’s your chance and a golden opportunity! We are performing at the Traverse City Film Fest and YOU can be a part of the party! We are putting out the call for folks of all ages to join our “Scenery Chorus”.
You will be joining a group of awesome folks in our production of “SUN AND ROCK: Stories from Byrd Baylor”. The stories take place in both Arizona and NW Michigan, it abstractly follows the path of a Monarch Butterfly, drawing some comparisons to the understanding of the energies that we are connected to at the edges of the powerful places—the edge of the desert and the edge of water of a great lake….It connects to our understanding of how energy is shared, fueled by the Sun for us all and how all earth’s beings have a “solar diet”, even butterflies and rocks…and how we come to recognize our connections, while also understand the beauty and importance of showing our appreciation for these shared gifts.
The Scenery Chorus will have a joy-filled time of setting the stage in each of our two acts, carrying bump cards through from time to time, rising and shining our BIG well-loved Sun Puppet, scattering a few colorful rocks about the stage, and yes, a little singing will also be part of the mix. This is meant to be a group effort–with a sense of playful comraderie.
Some of you have said you love Byrd Baylor and her stories, so this is a place for you to share/demonstrate and act on that in a great little community theater way! Sounds kind of wonderful huh?
We feel that by putting this invitation out to the big wide-world of friends and families, that we are sure to be blessed with exactly the right group of folks for this chorus!
This week we are in our final, and first, ’cause thats’ the way we do original-organic-community-puppet theater for a special presentation at the Traverse City Film Festival on Friday.
Contact us for a copy of the script, asap, and let us know you are interested, then show up for our first rehearsal. See the schedule below:
Set design, puppet production and music rehearsals are: Monday, July 29th-through Thursday, August 1st, meeting each day from 1-4 pm
Monday: read through script/storyboard, begin set design/puppet production, practice lines/songs/music
Tuesday: tweak/finalize storyboard, continue set design/puppet production, practice lines/songs/music
Wednesday: continue set design/puppet production, practice lines/songs/music
Thursday: COMPLETE/Fine-tune and finish set design and puppets
Performance rehearsals for the entire crew are scheduled for Monday, July 29th through puppet dress-rehearsal on Thursday, August 1st, from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Monday; read through script, designate roles
Tuesday; read through w/ designated roles, meet puppets
Wednesday; read through w/ puppets
Thursday: puppet dress rehearsal
Our puppet performance is on Friday, August 2nd @ 11:00 am, at the Kids Fest site at Central Grade School, on 7th Street in Traverse City.
thanks all, looking forward!