|A mysterious suitcase transports our impish heroine through countless adventures to pluck at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone as she finds her way on life’s path. Told through clown, puppetry, acrobatics, maps and music. This show is family-friendly.
Comedian extraordinaire Baratunde Thurston says:
Performed and devised by Emma Crane Jaster
From our audiences:
“Ms. Jaster is a walking poem; expressive from her head to her toes. Literally.”
“Thank you for taking us along on your journey yesterday. We were very moved. You are brilliant! (how DO you do that with your feet!!)”
“We had a lovely time on Sunday. Thank you so much for having and sharing such artistry.”
Getting ready now for the Over the Line Festival at Round House Theatre, Silver Spring July 20-28. I’ll be performing in 2 pieces:
For those of you that saw Next Time the Neatline in 2010 at The Cornerstore, you will recognize this suitcase and the adventurous heroine (not pictured here). The show is filling up with new tricks and mysteries but there’s still a puppet show in the suitcase and my feet still fall in love while I sleep. This show is fun for all ages- and I don’t mean that as a code for ‘kids show’ I really mean it is meant to be a delight for everyone. And I would love to see you there, giggling.
Successful first showing of this work-in-progress at Sidwell Friends’ Variety Show. I am jazzed to continue the work, aiming to make it into a full-length piece within the year.
Meanwhile, I have begun a collaboration with painter Raye Leith on the piece. She has already produced some beautiful work from it. Here is one of her paintings based on the work. There will be an exhibit of the full collection at The Electric Maid in Takoma Park March 20-25. I will also be performing the latest version that Saturday. Details on my “upcoming performances” page.
See photos from the Puppetry Slam at the Puppet Co where Emma most recently performed Solo for Two.