Every edition of Saturday Morning Cartoons offers a brand new set of opportunities for local playwrights to collaborate with their children. Tethys, Hero and I were invited to write for the upcoming ”Saturday Morning Cartoons" show in April/May 2015. And, the Theatre is right around the corner from NKS at The Pocket Theatre (across from Chocolate on Greenwood).
Writing this with my kiddos was hellish and amazing. Trying to get them to commit to one story was difficult. I had to explain to them that they needed to make choices. I used a cookie analogy: "
Me: What kind of food do you want to eat?
Me: What goes into cookies?
Tethys: Chocolate chips!
Me: Is anything bad in cookies?
Me: What about spaghetti? Do you want spaghetti in your cookies?
Me: right, not everything is good in the same meal. You like spaghetti and you like cookies but mixed together and you won't like either - it's too much. So, I know you want to main characters to be astronauts and mermaids and pirates and selkies... but let's just pick two, okay?
So, we wrote a play about fairies and pirates who play with stars and meteors on the moon. And it was their wonderful idea to make the play interactive which just ignited the audience and capped the collection of plays beautifully.
Proud Mama Darian
The April The April 2015 edition of Saturday Morning Cartoons will be produced in association with The Pocket Theater and feature all-new plays:
- Tigery and Heavens-to-Betsey Get Lost in the Salad Bar by Nora Jorgensen and Ruchi Harris with Gillian Jorgensen
- POPULATION 51- EPISODE 9: The Very Bad Blanket by Rowan Ellis Neal and K. Brian Neel
- The Lunar Sea of Golden Blooms by Hero and Tethys Notis with Darian Lindle
- Scooby Doo Doo by Eli Pruzan with Juliet Waller Pruzan
- Ghostbusters X : Venkman Vs. Zuul: The Final Battle by Stella Rawley with Wayne Rawley
- The World’s Most Dangerous Car Part 2 by Olivia Sterne with Jennifer Dice
The plays will be brought to life by a talented ensemble, including Christina Alexander, Val Brunetto, Alissa Cattabriga, Jaryl Draper, Melissa Slaughter, and Henry James Walker.
Costumer Designer Wyly Astley and Props/Set Designer Gerard Menendez return for the fall production, with producer Jim Jewell stepping in as Stage Manager and Sound Designer.
Saturday Morning Cartoons is directed by Steven Sterne.
Help us keep bringing cartoons back to Saturday mornings! Donate to Saturday Morning Cartoons and get the following benefits:
$25 – One free child ticket to any future performance
$50 – One free adult ticket and and one free adult ticket to any future performance
$100 – One free adult ticket, one free child ticket, and The 14/48 Projects coffee mug
B-Sides & Rarities is a Partner Project of The 14/48 Projects, and your donation is tax-deductible thanks to Freehold Studio Theatre/Lab.