“Once upon a time there lived…’a king!’ my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there lived a piece of wood.” — Carlo Collodi, The Adventures of Pinocchio
In late Summer 2010, Immediate Medium will begin work on The Assassins Chase Pinocchio, a piece of avant-garde theater for children inspired by Carlo Collodi’s 1883 coming-of-age novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. As part of our initial period of research we will be holding a FREE four-week storytelling workshop series for children ages 5 through 8. Each week we will tell a section of the story aloud and invite children to participate in a variety of activities to help us distill the story and reinterpret its themes and imagery from the very avant-garde point of view of the child mind.
SATURDAY, MAY 22
SATURDAY, MAY 29
SATURDAY, JUNE 5
333 Hudson Street, Suite 506
New York, NY 10013
1 train to Houston St. or C/E to Spring St.
SATURDAY, JUNE 19 *
154 Christopher Street, #3B
New York, NY 10014
1 train to Christopher St. or A/C/E/F/B/D to West 4th
* Workshop session at IRT will be open to the public
To register your child, please RSVP to Max Dana at max [at] immediatemedium [dot] org. Space at the workshops is extremely limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please contact us as soon as possible to guarantee a spot.
Attendance at every workshop is not mandatory but highly recommended as we are interested in exploring how children experience the story as a whole. If your child is unable to attend, please write to us and we will send you an audio recording of the story and schedule a one-on-one follow-up interview with your child.
IM’s Sketchbook Series features work at its earliest stages of development. Sketchbook projects are meant to be first passes, “half-baked” beginnings of a larger exploration that will later culminate in a full production. These showings enable us to involve our audience in every step of the creative process, from the earliest “sketch” of a new work to its full realization.