Spring 2023

Created by Abby Felder and Edwin Salas Acosta; Directed by Abby Felder
Puppet Design and Construction by Edwin Salas Acosta
Projections and Lights by Leo Lei
Sets by Marie Yokoyama

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. 

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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