Standing Rock Cultural Arts & THE NEW WORLD CHILDREN¹S THEATRE present "Wild Things", a performance play written and performed by the children of The New World Children's Theatre. Based on the story, "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.
May 20-22, 2005 at the The African Community Theatre, KSU - Oscar Ritchie Hall, Terrace Drive, Kent State University¹s Main Campus. Kent, Ohio
"Wild Things" was written by the kids in early 2005. This is a hilarious adaptation of the story "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. Our lead characters encounter, among other things, pirates, killer whales, a tsunami, a dumpster diving entrepeneur, and the queen of Atlantis as they take a journey to the island where the wild things are. Come join us for the adventure.
"Cast & Crew of "The Wild Things" get together on a sunday afternoon in June under the mulberry tree, eating pancakes with applesauce and pure maple syrup."
from the performance
The New World Children's Theater began as The New World Puppet Theater at the North Water Street Gallery in Kent, Ohio, in January of 1993. Originally, it was comprised of home-school children. Throughout the years , however, it has grown to include public-schooled children as well.
Eventually, the troupe outgrew the puppets and the ensemble became The New World Children's Theater, which has produced 18 plays since 1994. In addition to the emphasis on original play- writing, the company is dedicated to using recycled materials in the construction of its sets and props. This fosters an understanding of a sustainable planet as well as an understanding of how to work with limited resources. The only requirement is an active imagination.
The children are involved in every step of the production process, from writing and acting, to building the sets and painting the backdrops. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where children learn important life skills such as independent thinking, team work, conflict resolution, and turning a dream into a reality.