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Once There Were Six Seasons- The Philippines

Once There Were Six Seasons: INTERACTIVE

April 19th – May 4th 2019

Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, Mondays at 7pm

@ Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Spring Rd. ATX 78704

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

Glass Half Theatre’s award-winning production, Once There Were Six Seasons is back as a three-part interactive experience that invites audiences to travel the globe and explore humankind’s impact on climate change. Join us Earth Day Weekend as we reimagine and recreate our rapidly changing planet using recycled objects and textiles, from string and paper to recycled Styrofoam packing shapes, as rainclouds and river valleys, farmland and icebergs, diamond mine workers, polar bears, and islands sinking into the sea.

In this new experience, the audience steps onstage with the puppeteers to observe ecosystems from the Americas, Africa, India, Asia, and the Arctic and watch as the tiny humans and animals struggle against drought, flood, heat and violent storms. Once There Were Six Seasons asks, “what have we done and what can we do?

Tickets: Sliding Scale $12-30$. Purchase at

LIMITED SEATS! This intimate performance was created for a multi-generational audience (ages 7 and up welcome).

More Info: or (512) 541-9192

About the Once There Were Six Seasons: Interactive

Part One: Step onstage with the tiny puppet characters as they struggle to maintain their customs as their miniature landscapes are transformed by drastic changes to their climate patterns. Once There Were Six Seasons was featured in the Arts in Context documentary, Tiny Puppets from 2014.

Part Two: Learn about solutions for climate change as WWE-style wrestlers battle one another for limited funding and support. Cheer for your favorite: “Alternative Energy,” “Carbon Capture,” “Mad Cow,” “Rubberman,” and “The Resourcerer.” Can they overlook their differences and band together to defeat their arch nemesis, Mz. Extinction?

Part Three:  Explore different solutions to lessen your carbon footprint from home improvements to how you shop, through an interactive art installation!

Featuring: Connor Hopkins, Rommel Sulit, Indigo Rael, Adam Martinez, Marina DeYoe-Pedraza, Caroline Reck, and Bonnie Rees.

Directed by: Caroline Reck, Assistant Direction by Gricelda Silva

Stage Management/ Production Management by: Zac Crofford and Laura Spraggins

Fight Choreography by Kelly Hasandras, Lighting by Rachel Atkinson, Sound by K. Eliot Haynes and Miriam Alexander, Scenic & Puppets by Caroline Reck, Costume Design by C.B. Goodman, Art Installation by Indigo Rael

"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
“Nerve struck. Universal truth: Change is disorienting. In this case, climate change – both literally and figuratively – will take your breath away.” Austin Chronicle
“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

Written and Directed by Caroline Reck

Originally performed in 2013-2015 by Connor Hopkins, Gricelda Silva, Rommel Sulit, Noel Gaulin, Parker Dority, & Katy Taylor.

Original Scenic & Puppet Design by Caroline Reck, Lighting by Stephen Pruitt, Sound by K. Eliot Haynes, costumes by Lucie Cunningham. Original Puppet and Scenic builders include Ia Enstera, Cami Alys, Kyle Zamcheck, Taylor Harrison, Susan Peterson, and Amanda Maddock.

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