2007 -2008 Season
by Emily Cicchini
Best for young people ages 4 - 10 and their families.
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.
OUT OF MANY ... ONE: THE MONOLOGUE PROJECT
A New Dance Drama for Older Youth
October 26, 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 at
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by William Shakespeare
Adapted for the stage by Judy Matetzschk-Campbell, Ph.D.
This special 50-minute adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy is designed to be a child's introduction to The Bard's language and characters. This production focuses on the world of the Fairy King and Queen and the Rude Mechanicals, a group of tradesmen who gather in the woods on a summer night to rehearse a play they are preparing for the royal wedding.
Best for students grades 2 - 5.
Presented at Austin's City Theatre
MAMA TOMCAT'S FLYING SCHOOL
A new play by Spring Hermann
based on the novel The Story of the Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly by Luis Sepulveda
June 13-19, 2008
Be sure to come see what happens when a group of tomcats takes on hatching a seagull egg and raising the baby bird. The play shows us that true love and caring can come in very unexpected packages. Spring Hermann’s new play will make you want to learn to fly.
Performed at St. Edward's University at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre
DUCKIE SEES THE WORLD
by Emily Cicchini
August 7-12, 2008
DUCKIE SEES THE WORLD is the story of a young girl from Japan who longs to know her real mother. It is also the story of a huge flock of rubber ducks who must cross the ocean to find her. A wonderful mixture of humor and caring, DUCKIE SEES THE WORLD will touch audiences of all ages.
Performed at the Dougherty Arts Center Theatre (1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, 78704)