Saturday, September 24, 2011
"Best Special Theater Event"
"High high praise!"
~Anna Deavere Smith
Actors 10 to 17-years-old interviewed 8 couples
(3 mixed gender & 5 same gender)
LOVE, LIFE, & DISCRIMINATION
Posted by WALKING ELEPHANT Theatre Co. at 3:16 PM
Friday, June 24, 2011
Editor's Pick ~THEATRE BAY AREA Magazine
"Honest... Beautiful... Captivating" ~ PRESS DEMOCRAT"Sooo Powerful!" ~Hope Bohanec
"Deeply heartfelt and highly inventive" ~ BOHEMIAN
"It made me laugh and cry!" ~Karyl Averill
Posted by WALKING ELEPHANT Theatre Co. at 10:51 AM
Monday, June 20, 2011
"I cannot begin to tell you how many ways it touched me. I laughed and cried several times in the evening. And then seeing the video and realizing how hard those kids must have worked to get speech patterns and body language together - it was truly amazing. This is one of those once in a life time shows that should tour the high schools. Thank you for your brilliant work. I will never forget it. -Kim Connolly, Clinical Program Manager, Braun School
"Mere words can not adequately describe how compelling, funny, memorable, touching, and satisfying this entertainment is."
-Ken Gallegos, Executive Director, Human Resources San Rafael City Schools
"If Only All Theater Was This Good"
"The best drama I've seen in ages - and the actors were all kids. This is the sort of drama that should get extended runs, playing to audiences around the country, with kids from Kansas and Louisiana and Alaska taking on these roles. This is about opening hearts, one audience member, one cast member, at a time."
-Michelle Wing, Poet & Writer
Posted by WALKING ELEPHANT Theatre Co. at 12:57 PM
Monday, July 26, 2010
The 3rd through 8th graders of
Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts
BULLIES & their VICTIMS
(From the Playground - to the Workplace - to City Hall)
Portray those Bullies & Victims
With Original Songs
Created & Performed by the Cast
Posted by WALKING ELEPHANT Theatre Co. at 11:52 AM
the HABIT project
Original Live Theater & Documentary Film
Created by Actors 10 to 17 years old from Interviews they conducted with Addicts, Behavioral Psychologists, Environmentalists, Philosophers, Martial Artists & many other Creatures of Habit.
Humanity is at a critical threshold. Our "breakdown" or "breakthrough" depends on our ability & willingness to change our habits.
"This is one of the most effective approaches to education I've ever seen." - John Records, Executive Director of Committee On The Shelterless COT
- Theresa Quinlan, mother of cast member
"I saw the performance last night with my daughter and husband and we were each deeply moved and impressed. What you have done here is big, really BIG. This performance breaks down barriers and halts judgments. It opens our minds and hearts to each other while showing how we each have the ability to change ourselves and our world for the better. I hope this show is ongoing and travels far. Congratulations and thank you."
- Tanya Baccarat, Healthy Community Consortium
Molly McKay - "Coming Out"
Sally Miller Gearhart - "Jesus & Milk"
NPR RADIO - "Sonoma Spotlight"
PESS DEMOCRAT article by Sam Scott
WEBSITE - Prop 8 Love Stories
Walking Elephant Theatre Company guides actors 7 to 17 years old out of the classroom and into real-world, project-based education experiences that connect them with their local and global communities to explore compelling social issues.
These potent, moving, and hilarious plays and movies, made with integrity and economy, are then presented in theatres, schools, and film festivals around the world.
Cast members interview relevant community members about "the elephant in the room" - discrimination, bullying, homophobia, habits, special education - to create “word-for-word” documentary theatre and films.
We do this because it is the most effective approach to education we have ever experienced, and because we believe it fosters a world of empathic human beings at peace with each other and themselves.