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).
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.
Available for Touring 2018.