When it is safe for us to gather again, we will be performing our shows in schools, libraries, community centers – even outdoor festivals! Right now, we are working creatively from our homes to keep offering art to uplift, challenge, delight, and confront this world-changing moment. Scroll down to see what we’re up to!
2020 has already forever changed the world we knew. These times have meant quiet and introspection for some, increased urgency and risk for others, and new learning for all. We don’t know exactly how theatre will reinvent itself, but we believe our role as artists remains: to bring you moments of beauty, surprise, struggle, truth. ‘TEV Moments’ is our way of doing that. We’ll be regularly releasing short videos, artist interviews, tutorials and mini-workshops to invite you to keep reflecting, recovering and connecting as we walk forward, together, into the unknown.
Lee and the Tallest Tree
Lee the Squirrel is not cute. Or cuddly. Or adorable. She lives in a trash can and she’s totally fine with it. But one day, she gets whisked away to a new world of green trees, fresh air and forest creatures. And to be honest, it’s kinda freaking her out . . .
Presented with Brazilian folk music, story-telling, and puppetry, Lee and the Tallest Tree is a 30-minute, 2-performer play about transformation. Simple objects transform into characters. Musical instruments become their voices. Can Lee transform her tough-talk into real courage – and open her heart?
A Map in the Dark
“When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven.” — Harriet Tubman
Using shadow puppetry, song, and story-telling, A Map in the Dark tells the story of Harriet Tubman, the American heroine who risked her life to rescue herself and hundreds of others from slavery. Through the eyes of Alice, a modern teenager; the eyes of the people she helped rescue; and Harriet herself, A Map in the Dark tells a story of friendship, grief, and extraordinary courage.