“Toronto’s enterprising One Little Goat” (New York Times) has been awarded an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant to perform the company’s first play for young audiences in 40 Model Schools for Inner Cities. As a result, the production will reach 10,000 elementary students in the Toronto District School Board this fall, free of charge.
With over a decade of acclaimed productions for adult audiences, One Little Goat makes its theatre- for-young-audiences debut with PLAY: A (Mini) History of Theatre for Kids, a new work written and directed by Artistic Director Adam Seelig.
PLAY will also have its public premiere at this year’s Book Bash Canadian Children’s Literature Festival, hosted by the Toronto Public Library at the International Festival of Authors (IFOA). The performance takes place at Harbourfront Studio Theatre, Saturday, October 22, 2016, 12-4pm. Admission is free. More information is available via IFOA.
Beginning with such classic children’s games as tag, PLAY: A (Mini) History of Theatre for Kids is a dynamic introduction to some of the world’s most enduring and innovative games called “plays.” Actors Richard Harte and “Mavis- the-Sometimes-Cat” (Jessica Salgueiro, alternating with Rochelle Bulmer) guide elementary school audiences through four distinct periods of drama:
- Early Beginnings: games around the fire
- Ancient Greek Tragedy: Antigone by Sophocles
- Japanese Noh Theatre: Zeami and 14th-Century Noh
- Modern Theatre: Alfred Jarry, Gertrude Stein and Samuel Beckett
For complete details, visit PLAY's website Many thanks to all of our supporters!