Llysa Holland, co-artistic instigator of theater simple (with a very awesome assist from Chris Griffith of Z Puppets Rosenshnoz, Minneapolis, MN) have been working with students and Ben Stuart at Roosevelt High School on an interpretation of the classic Gulliver's Travels - from a different point of view.
theater simple and Z Puppets have been exchanging ideas and storytelling techniques and have developed a few new tactics for developing community-anchored site-specific performance. (And some ways to make insta-puppets out of practically nothing.) These techniques will then be team-taught to youth in Seattle for theater simple’s new site-specific exploration, THE GULLIVER PROJECT.

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Roosevelt HS - The Gulliver Project poster

Roosevelt HS - The Gulliver Project poster

This project made possible, in part, through a grant from the Network of Ensemble Theatres' Travel & Exchange Network (NET/TEN), supported by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and by Seattle's amazing 4Culture.