Gruff! on Long Island
Continuing my backlog of posts, here's a post about my production of Gruff! at Long Island Children's Museum. The good folks at LICM saw our production of Gruff! at The People's Improv Theater as well as well as a performance of our Off-Broadway run at Vital Theatre Company. They loved the piece and wanted to do their own production - but they wanted Doppelskope to join them on their creative staff for the project. This was my first time directing on my own, and the first production of Gruff! that tried hiding the puppeteers (which is now my preferred style for the piece, and I'd like to go further with it.) Here's a sizzle reel from the production!
Here's our first table-read of the piece....
And here's a production still...
Toby, Ora and I have also adapted Gruff! into a screenplay. I would love to see it on the big screen. I think it's unique as a direct call to action against climate change for family audiences, and I think the world needs that now.
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