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Save the Date for TRASH!!

Postby sara farr » May 20th, 2013, 4:23 pm

TRASH the puppet musical is coming soon!! This is our first work with the company's new direction. The show is scripted, and is targeting families. We have several improviers in the cast, and used improv to help us write the script.

Tickets are $5, but it is for ONE WEEKEND ONLY!!

We hope you and your family -- especially you parents of 5-10 year olds -- save the date and then come see our fun puppet show. Here's some info!!
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Puppet Improv Project Presents “TRASH,” A New Summer Musical

Austin, TX – 5/20/2013 – This summer, the Puppet Improv Project (PIP) brings an eco-friendly story about “TRASH” to Austin’s Dougherty Arts Theater. Over the July 4th weekend, a crowd of colorful puppet characters - created from “trash” and recycled materials - hit the stage to tell a musical tale about the growing problem of waste in our cities.

“TRASH” presents the story of a harmless compost pile fed off the city's thoughtless waste, which quickly morphs into a monster trash heap that threatens to consume everything. Only when the city learns to manage their monster-sized waste problems do they regain control and rescue their citizens. A feel-good musical with original songs that’s fun for both the young and young at heart.

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The small cast and crew of “TRASH” includes both PIP company members and veteran actors charged with the task of bringing the characters to life through the use of puppets, props and set pieces. Fun Fact: 90% of this show was constructed with recycled or repurposed materials.

“Trash” is co-created with actor/writer Joel Ausanka, and composer Ammon Taylor. Joel, a life-long actor, has performed in both scripted and improvised shows at comedy theaters throughout Austin including The Institution Theater, ColdTowne Theater, and The Hideout. Ammon Taylor is a classically trained pianist currently pursuing a degree in Music Composition at the University of Texas. In addition to being actively involved in Austin's improvised theatre community, he writes music and performs for the Paramount Theatre's Literacy to Life program, and was recently the pianist and composer for ZACH's production of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid".

The Puppet Improv Project (PIP) started as an experiment in 2009 when the founder, Sara Farr, spent the year exploring puppet improvisation, and produced a kids show, a long-form musical, an all-women’s short-form show, and a series of appearances at “No Shame Theater.” Since then, the PIP has continued to grow and pursue its mission - to foster an interest in puppetry and improvisation in Austin. In 2011 the PIP became a sponsored project under the Austin Creative Alliance. With a yearly calendar of shows and workshops, the PIP continues to introduce Austin audiences to puppetry, while expanding the company’s performance skills and puppet technologies.

Puppet Improv Project presents “Trash”
July 5th 6:00pm & 7:30pm
July 6th 1:30pm & 3:00pm
Dougherty Arts Theater (1110 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX)
Tickets: $5
puppetimprovproject.org
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Re: Save the Date for TRASH!!

Postby sara farr » May 20th, 2013, 5:36 pm

Hey AIC,

I'm super thrilled and delighted to be directing this show's cast (pictured below, with place holder puppets): Joel Ausanka, Jennifer Bateman, Elizabeth Buchanan, and Chad Wellington.
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The talented Ammon Taylor is composing our rockin' music.
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You can follow our production progress on Facebook, and the PIP blog.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Puppet-I ... 5494462290
http://puppetimp.blogspot.com/
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Re: Save the Date for TRASH!!

Postby smerlin » May 22nd, 2013, 11:11 am

Date saved!
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http://www.merlin-works.com
You improvise every day.
Why not get good at it?
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