Cuchi's Mom - Philippines

Once There Were Six Seasons- The Philippines

Once There Were Six Seasons

Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Project Grant 2014
PBS Documentary from Arts in Context: Tiny Puppets
Recipient of The Visionary Vivifier Award from the Austin Critic’s Table and Outstanding Sound Design from the B. Iden Payne Awards

Once Were Six Seasons is an interaction of human performers with manipulated landscapes, miniature puppets, and environmental forces.  The show re-imagines objects and textiles – from string and paper to recycled Styrofoam packing shapes – as rainclouds and river valleys, mine workers, polar bears, and islands sinking into the sea. It observes the ripple effects of changes in migratory patterns, population surges and decreases, and other natural phenomena; it follows those ripple effects into a near, and a far future – one that includes rebirths, dead ends, and adaptations throughout the natural world. The show is for adults and children (school age and older).

"Using hundreds of tiny handmade puppets as well sets and props made from found objects, textiles, string, paper and recycled Styrofoam packing shapes, Glass Half Full Theatre Company presents its visually captivating show that imagines a world dramatically affected by climate change as islands sink into the sea." Austin American Statesman
2016-12-15T23:21:40+00:00
“Nerve struck. Universal truth: Change is disorienting. In this case, climate change – both literally and figuratively – will take your breath away.” Austin Chronicle
2016-12-15T23:30:37+00:00
“Glass Half Full Theatre has the seductive ability to coax the viewer's imagination into flying away on a magic carpet ride with the storytellers. The ride has a very clear point and purpose.  The intrepid puppeteers literally create the world. "  - CTX Live
2016-12-15T23:35:09+00:00

Written and Directed by Caroline Reck

Performed by Connor Hopkins, Gricelda Silva, Rommel Sulit, Noel Gaulin, Parker Dority, & Katy Taylor.

Scenic & Puppet Design by Caroline Reck, Lighting by Stephen Pruitt, Sound by K. Eliot Haynes.

Performances: Salvage Vanguard Theater – Austin, TX – (2014) ZACH Theater – Austin, TX – (2015)  National Puppetry Festival – Storrs, CT (2015)

Available for Touring 2018.

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