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Pollyanna Theatre Company

To commission and produce original theatre for young audiences that speaks to the needs, dreams, and imaginations of young people and the child that lives inside each of us.

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2006 -2007 Season

JESSIE GRACE: A BEST FRIEND'S STORY 

by Sandra Fenichel Asher

June 18 - 27, 2007

Jesse and Grace have been very best friends since they were babies. After all, their moms are best friends. And it never seemed to matter that Jesse is a boy and Grace is a girl! Until kids at school start to mess everything up. Follow along as Jesse and Grace work to save their friendship, even though boys have cooties and girls have germs. This production is filled with lively visual art and will have audiences both laughing and crying.

For young people ages 4-10 and their families

Presented at the Doughterty Arts Center

MORE PATTERNS

by Emily Cicchini

August 6-14, 2007

Area schools and local audiences loved Pollyanna's 2005 production of Patterns. People are still asking about the characters, Blue, Green, Yellow, and that extra-wild Red. The colors of the rainbow are back for more fun storytelling and even more ways to explore pattern recognition through theatrical exploration of the patterns found all around us in nature, music and human behavior.

Best for young people ages 4 - 10 and their families

Presented at the Doughterty Arts Center

OUT OF MANY ... ONE: THE MONOLOGUE PROJECT

A New Dance Drama for Older Youth


October 26-27, 2007

 

This highly collaborative project brings together a community of engaged and invested artists and educators. Led by Ballet Austin, The Monologue Project is an extension of the ongoing partnership between Ballet Austin, Pollyanna Theatre, and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. The addition of The PHOENIX Center for Art & Soul has allowed us to capture our efforts on film, an invaluable resource for us all. Residency support was provided by all four of these organizations as well as Badgerdog Literary Publishing. Students from St. Edward’s University participated in the script’s development and as performers in the premiere performances of the production, Out of many…One, the Monologue Project.

Presented at the Butler Center for Dance Education

TOO MANY FROGS

by Sandra Fenichel Asher


June 2006

In June of 2006, Pollyanna performed Too Many Frogs the new play based on the award-winning book by Sandra Fenichel Asher at The Dougherty Arts Center to record crowds of Austin children and their families. Based on this success, Pollyanna made the production available to tour Central Texas schools during the 2006-07 school year.

Asher's Too Many Frogs is listed as recommended reading by the Texas Librarian's Association.

Best for children ages 4 - 10 and their families.

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