Glass Half Full Theatre, the award-winning company that showcased their innovative puppetry techniques in the 2012's multi-nominated The Orchid Flotilla and FupDuck invites you into the process of creation with this workshop performance of their latest work, Once There Were Six Seasons.
Puppeteers manipulate vast miniature landscapes to address the impact of climate change on subsistence societies around the world. From the Arctic to the Philippines to the high plains of Texas, this work highlights how the accelerating pace of human-caused climate change has outstripped the ability of traditional cultures to adapt their lifestyles.
From B. Iden Payne award-winning creator/director Caroline Reck, with an award winning cast of puppeteer/performers: Connor Hopkins, Rommel Sulit, Noel Gaulin, Gricelda Silva, and Parker Dority, and award-wining designers Eliot Haynes & Stephen Pruitt.
American Sign Language interpreted February 24th and 28th.
Talkback hosted by Rudy Ramirez on February 22nd at SVT, 9PM
Drinks & discussion on March 1st at In.gredients, 9PM
Check out our process blog here: http://glasshalffulltheatre.com/blog/
This production is supported by The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and The Creative Fund.
The title comes from a true story Caroline heard in Orissa, India, from a story passed down to a man from his grandmother:
"In earlier times, in this grandmother's lifetime, there used to be six seasons in that part of the world. The farmers still used an ancient method of observing animal behavior to determine when and what to plant. Now, that region only has two seasons (Summer, and Rains), and the animal behaviors that farmers counted on to grow their crops have been distorted by the rapidly changing planet. Farmers can no longer rely on their traditional methods, and communities are slowly collapsing as people move on to settle in the city slums."
Q: Why are we charging entrance for a workshop production? A: This is a fully produced workshop. We have all the same costs associated with a full production. Making new work is a long process that is improved by bringing audiences in to share responses and ideas. Thank you for your support.
Salvage Vanguard Theater (View)
2803 E Manor Rd
Austin , TX 78722