theater simple Programs
As part of our continued work for presenting FREE park adventures in the King County area, OWL & PUSSYCAT will be debuting in green spaces in Kent, Auburn and Seattle this summer.
Physical, funny, punny and with audience participation for all ages, OWL & PUSSYCAT continues in the theater simple tradition of being made on a shoestring, while delivering an entertaining and thought-provoking creative event with the sharp snappy humor parents hope for, and the goofy fun kids like. Add in Shakespearean satire, a ukelele, dancing and madlib-style wedding vows, the escapades of Owl and Pussycat (in their rolling pea-green boat) illuminate a love of adventure and the adventures of love.
Fur, feathers, and puns will fly. (Pigs will not.) Storytelling dances with poetry, songs, puppets and an ample serving of sass. Hijinks ensue!
“Relentlessly cute and clever.” CityArts Magazine
We are asking for donations to support the addition of a performance into an area that is constantly overlooked by municipal funding, in the southwest end of Seattle. Cut off by bridges, restricted transportation options, and a challenging reputation, the greenspaces in South Park, White Center or Burien should prove interesting grounds to perform and incorporate the community to reclaim and reinvigorate the performance experience in this community. With an eye to being self-sufficient, we have additional staff costs and back-end costs.
Public sightings should happen either July or August 2012
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Last year, we asked for support for a Make-A-Wish WISH which theater simple creates for free, and volunteers actors, production, costumes and creative direction. It is a donation in excess of a $10,000 value and we get little recognition for it, as it is about the Wishkid, not about us, in the trenches making the flashmobs run on time.
This last summer, we created out second large-scale wish, for a secret agent. We found the perfect villain, and created a James Bond-worthy 24-hour immersive experience that tied together a limo, The Washington State Patrol forensics lab, the Space Needle, a flashmob with a ransom note, a spy-school graduation, kidnapped agents and mascots, and culminated in high-speed motorboat and helicopter chase scene and silly string shootout. It made national news, and is still available to be seen on KOMO news:
The year before we created Robin’s wish, out of WONDERLAND.
Robin’s Wish is featured in the Make A Wish Foundation’s annual report, and is the focus of this video. Please watch, if you haven't already:
Your donation directly supports all of our community-based work – whether the Owl & Pussycat, or working with The Make A Wish Foundation, or just in the community.
THANK YOU! We hope to see you in the theater – or the park – and in our dreams...