2015 was a busy year for us, with a lineup of amazing collaborations including puppets for Theatre East's production of DEVIL AND THE DEEP by Graham Russell (of Air Supply), Katie McGhie and Melissa Bell; author Carolyn Sloan for WELCOME TO THE SYMPHONY's mice characters; and Edward Einhorn and UTC #61 for THE WIZARD OF OUNCES. Plus, we had our first performances at Puppet Playlist, Standard ToyKraft and La MaMa. We’re gearing up for an even busier 2016, full of new works and new partnerships. We hope all our friends and colleagues have a great 2016 as well!
Evolve is thrilled to be assisting with the launch of
Carolyn Sloan's interactive children's book
"Welcome to the Symphony"!
The book concerns three mice who learn about the instruments of the orchestra and the elements of classical music by attending a concert of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. Tanya and Barry translated the book's characters into three-dimensional puppet form, so the three mice can participate with Carolyn (and live musicians) in a series of author visits to bookstores throughout New York and New Jersey between October 2015-February 2016.
L-R: puppeteer Sarah Ely performing "Mabel," Barry performing "Edward," Tanya performing "James," and author Carolyn Sloan, at the Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AUTHOR VISITS, CLICK BELOW:
Welcome to the Symphony Facebook Events
FOR INFO ON THE BOOK, CLICK BELOW:
Welcome to the Symphony by Carolyn Sloan
Throughout June 2015,
(as puppetry designers and associate producers)
joined Theatre East and an amazing team of
creatives and performers to bring
DEVIL AND THE DEEP
to the stage!
To see a video on the making of one of the songs
(featuring two of our illuminated puppet creations)
Devil and the Deep -- The Making of the Song "Home"
For more info CLICK BELOW:
Theatre East - Devil and the Deep
Evolve Co-Artistic Director Tanya Khordoc performs fuzzy co-host Phoenix in the new children's webshow ROSIE'S PLACE!
For more info on ROSIE'S PLACE, go here:
In March and April, we performed
(directed and designed by us
from a script by Edward Einhorn)
as part of UTC61's
More info here:
We performed as part of...
St. Ann's Warehouse
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC
…where we presented
the latest version of...
Performed in and around the body of a 7-foot-tall doll, Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil's multimedia collage is an hilarious and moving journey through the conflicted soul of 20th Century America. Previously seen at the Puppeteers of America National Festival in Atlanta, and at The Brick in Williamsburg, SECRETS HISTORY REMEMBERS is a toy theater experience not to be missed!
For more info on SECRETS itself,
click the image above!
We presented a
newly revised version of our show...
...at NYC's Dixon Place!
Written, Directed and Designed by
Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil
Original Music and Songs by Adam Bernstein
Songs Performed by Jenna Pasqua
Costumes Designed by Sarah Riffle
Linda Crombie, Tanya Khordoc, Marina Tsaplina,
Fergus J. Walsh & Barry Weil
Photos by Sarah Riffle
Produced with the assistance of
Untitled Theater Company #61
Recipient of a 2011 Project Grant from
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