GO HOME TINY MONSTER // The Gottabees

STRAND FAMILY SERIES

One day, Sylvie and her family of homespun creatures suddenly find themselves in need of a new home. Luckily, they have an audience full of people who can help them out.

GO HOME TINY MONSTER features The Gottabees’ trademark mix of puppetry, joyously absurd silliness, physical theater, live music, and surprising poignancy.

GO HOME TINY MONSTER was inspired by true events -- four members of The Gottabees were displaced from their homes (two by fire and two by weather-related damage), and this show attempts to make sense of their shared experiences. (They all live in wonderful homes now!)

The Gottabees use their seemingly silly, magical, illogical style of puppet theater to “talk” about what it’s like to not have a home and how to have the audience actually help create a home for the characters on stage, together as a community.

The Gottabees draw inspiration from these stories about home and community: Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead, Elephant & Piggie series by Mo Willems, Press Here by Harvé Tullet, and classic tales of The Three Little Pigs and Winnie the Pooh.

Highlights include:

  • Sylvie does her chores with the help of her mischievous monsters. Well, she tries to at least...
  • Getting ready for bed is harder than it looks for monsters. 
  • A storm approaches in the night...
  • Sylvie and her monsters try to make do with an awkward tent made of an umbrella and tree stump.
  • Grandpa Monster designs the perfect new home but Sylvie doesn’t think she can do it...
  • With help from her audience friends, Sylvie raises the roof on her new home! 

 

About the Artists:

The Gottabees are a Boston-based ensemble dedicated to creating inspirational, engaging, and empowering theater for family audiences. Our company is known internationally uniting simple-but-elegant visual theater with astonishing technique. We apply our interdisciplinary training in music, dance, acrobatics, theater, and design to share original non-verbal stories set to live music that weave together human and puppet characters in surprising ways.

The Gottabees’ stories reflect children's everyday aspirations, concerns, and emotional experiences. We find it deeply satisfying to create this style of theater for families to giggle, gasp, sigh, and cheer together in 45 minutes or less. One of the things that makes us happiest is when we meet children who have seen a show and parents tell us how their child acted out the entire show for weeks after seeing it. This is the core reason why we make theater for young audiences: The Gottabees want children to know in their hearts that they, too, can make theater wherever they are and whomever they are.

Our work earned a 2017 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence and won the “Artistic Achievement Award” for Puppeteers of America’s Northeast Region in 2015. The Gottabees have performed all over, including the Center for Puppetry Arts (Atlanta, GA), La MaMa E.T.C. (New York City), Detroit Institute of the Arts (Michigan), Nashville International Puppetry Festival (TN), ICA/Boston (MA), Izmir International Puppet Days (Turkey), and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

Thanks to our sponsors!

 

 

 

 

 

Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Show Dates & Times:

5/2/20 - Saturday

11:00 am,
Admission: 

Pay What You Can: $20, $10, $5, or $0

Advance tickets available at the link below; by calling (207) 594-0070 (M-F, noon - 4pm); or at the box office when the theater is open for shows.

Handling Fee applies to online and phone sales.

Box Office opens at 9:30am on day of show

Doors open at 10:15am

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