Bring your little ones together with their extended family inside the colourful world of Troggle and Mira. They’re best friends who live apart – one deep underground, one high in the sky – but they still share treasures, snacks and adventures together.
Up and down is an interactive online theatrical experience for children under 5 and their grown-ups near and far.
Starcatchers is seeking 12 extended families who are unable to meet up physically to take part in an online, intergenerational theatrical experience for children under 5.
Register your interest here by 5pm, Monday, 22nd June.
Many children are missing key adults in their lives, particularly grandparents, and grandparents are missing grandchildren. Sometimes those video calls fall short!
Charlotte Allan and EmmaClaire Brightlyn from Ipdip Theatre are exploring whether a shared, fun and creative experience that both the adults and young children can focus on as part of a video call can help the connections be more meaningful for everyone involved.
We are looking for families who are available on one of the following dates and times:
Friday, 26th June, 11am (30 minutes)
Monday 29th June, 2:30pm (30 minutes)
This experience is for children 0-5 and their accompanying adults but older siblings are welcome to be involved too.
Each family must be in two separate households – for example with grandparents in one household and the younger two generations in another.
Both households must have access to the internet to use Zoom. It will work on a phone but will be much better on a bigger screen like a laptop or ipad.
Expressions of interest must be received by 5pm, Monday, 22nd June. If more than 12 families express an interest, we will select 12 at random.
Please express interest here.
This work is part of Starcatchers’ Big Inspirations project, exploring ways of connecting with and inspiring young children whilst they are at home with their families. It is funded through Starcatchers’ artist development programme Playspace. There is no charge for families to take part.
EmmaClaire Brightlyn was Artistic Associate at Solar Stage Theatre in Toronto and nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for her performance in The Ugly Duckthing. In 2016, she performed in becoming by Kathy McKean, a one-woman show about Rome’s greatest gladiatrix on the day of her last fight. EmmaClaire gained her MA from the RSAMD (now RCS) in 2010. She has been a company member with Ipdip Theatre in Scotland, creating engaging work for children under 4 and the big people who come with them, and is the Artistic Director of the International Order of the Sword and Pen.