Aug 2 - Sept 11, 2016

Old MacDonald's Farm

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Adapted and directed by Amy Sweeney

Aug 2 - Sept 11, 2016

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Overview

Sensory Friendly Performance

Performer Bios and Headshots

Overview

Ages 2+

Reduced-price Previews Aug 2 & 3
Theatre for the Very Young

Little ones will move, sing, and help the farmhands on Old MacDonald’s farm. This new interactive show is full of puppets, music, and a lot of fun down on the farm!

Puppetry Style: Rod

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Cheerful Chicken Rod Puppet

Downstairs Theater

Sensory Friendly Performance

Sun, Aug 14, 2016

12-1pm: Museum exhibits
1pm: Performance
1:45-2:30pm: Create-A-Puppet Workshops

Guests will be welcomed by staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD.

Performance alterations include theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop classrooms will be brighter, quieter, and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. This modified programming also extends to include our expanded Museum, where lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated.

Performer Bios and Headshots

Amy Sweeney (Head Puppeteer) is so excited to be working on Old MacDonald's Farm.   Her past Center performances include Little Pirate Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Space!, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type, Charlotte’s Web, Stan the Lovesick Snowman, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, The Adventures of Mighty Bug, Ruth and the Green Book, The Tortoise, the Hare, and other Aesop's Fables, The Adventures of Little Noodle,  The Ugly Duckling, Cinderella Della Circus, and Dinosaurs. She has also puppeteered for Haverty Marionettes, The City of Orlando Puppetroupe, Am-Jam Productions, Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater, and Walt Disney World. Love to Mom and Dad! Smooches to Farmer Tim and Thunder Puddles Elora, too!

 

Seth Langer is a performer, writer, and director based in Atlanta. He's worked in various performance and non-performance capacities with Georgia Shakespeare, Theatrical Outfit, Théâtre du Rêve, Theater Emory, Fulham and Clapham Present, among others. Favorite credits include: The Not Too Late Show, Smell the Coffee, and Fat Billy Croons the Public Domain. Previous CPA shows include Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, Rainforest Adventures, and Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show. Under the name Garbagebag he plays ukulele and banjo as one-half of Refuse the Rat and Garbagebag, Atlanta's only folk-singing puppet/human duo. He has performed at festivals in Edinburgh and Montreal, and studied physical theater in Arezzo, Italy.