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[THEATRE] The Monarch Report, May 12-14 & 19-20
[THEATRE] The Monarch Report, May 12-14 & 19-20

Fri, May 12


Upper Jay Art Center

[THEATRE] The Monarch Report, May 12-14 & 19-20

An original piece of theatre/puppetry exploring the big stories of the small insects that make up our world.

Time & Location

May 12, 2023, 7:30 PM – 8:40 PM

Upper Jay Art Center, 12198 Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

Upper Jay Art Center is thrilled to present this innovative new work of theatre/puppetry. The Monarch Report is a multimedia performance exploring the delicate relationship between humans and insects. The story follows two humans in isolation, who raise and release hundreds of monarch butterflies in captivity. The more invested they become in their hobby (and documenting/sharing it), the more they begin to reflect on their own role in the ecosystem around them. This fun and visually compelling performance employs various puppetry techniques, quirky humor, and live-feed video to make-large the tiny lives of caterpillars and their metamorphosis into butterflies. 

Who might love this show? Nature nerds, adventurous theatregoers of all ages (10-100), and those who are curious and passionate about learning. 

Directed by Gabrielle Schutz

Created by Andrew Murdock

Performed by Colin Wilson, Theresa Bui, Andrew Murdock, Gabrielle Schutz and Bob Andrews

Video Operation by Camellia Bayle-Spence

Performance Dates/Times:

Friday, May 12th (7:30pm) *Talk-back following the performance with the artists and Hannah Grall of AdkAction

Saturday, May 13th (7:30pm)

Sunday, May 14th (3pm) *Talk-back following the performance with the artists and Martha Van Der Voort of Paul Smith's College-VIC

Friday, May 19th (7:30pm)

Saturday, May 20th (3pm) * Talk-back following the performance with the artists and Kristina Hartzell of AdkAction

Made possible, in part, by the Essex County Arts Council’s Cultural Assistance Program Grant with funding provided by Essex County.

This production is supported in part by the Cloudsplitter Foundation.

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