Upcoming Public Performances this summer:

July 12, 2023 at Black Mountain Public Library at 10:30am
105 North Doughherty Street, Black Mountain NC

August 25 at Fairview Public Library at 2pm
1 Taylor Road, Fairview, NC

Admission is free, and we pass a hat at the end to accept donations in any amount / La entrada es gratuita y le pasamos un sombrero al final para aceptar donaciones de cualquier monto.

Created by Edwin Salas Acosta & Abby Felder; Directed by Abby Felder
Puppet Design & Construction by Edwin Salas Acosta
Costumes by Caroline Bower
Projections & Lights by Leo Lei
Set Assistant is Alex Smith
Music & Lyrics by Šara Stranovsky
Sets by Marie Yokoyama
Fun Guide and Early Childhood consulting by Danny Gomez, LCSW

Outreach by Olympea, Federica Collina & Daniele Martin
Intimacy Coordinator is Gina Cornejo

Cast: Olympea, Edwin Salas Acosta, Federica Collina, Gina Cornejo

A 30-minute interactive multilingual and multimedia performance installation for ages 0-5 and their caretakers. SHELL includes projections, movement, puppetry and play.

SHELL follows a Slug and a Snail who journey to find a new shell when the Snail’s shell is broken in a storm. Composed of different vignettes, audiences will practice phonetics, play with causality and object permanence against the backdrop of a story that will be performed in Spanish and English, and touch on migration and community / SHELL sigue a una babosa y un caracol que viajan para encontrar un nuevo caparazón cuando el caparazón del caracol se rompe en una tormenta. Compuesto por diferentes viñetas, el público practicará la fonética, jugará con la causalidad y la permanencia del objeto en el contexto de una historia que se representará en español e inglés y tocará la migración y la comunidad.

video by Jennifer Bennett

10-minutes of free play at the end that will allow young people to interact with the puppets and set pieces, and practice games, movements, and noises they saw during the performance. 

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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