Señorita Mariposa

SEPTEMBER 19 - OCTOBER 6, 2024

Based on the book by Ben Gundersheimer
Written by Ben Gundersheimer & Mabelle Reynoso
Directed by Nora Montañez Patterson
CAST | CREATIVE TEAM

 

RECOMMENDED FOR: All Ages
LOCATION: Jaycees Studio Theatre
SHOW RUN TIME: TBA
RESOURCE GUIDE: Coming Soon!

 

A bilingual adventure across America!

Take flight and discover just how big Señorita Mariposa’s mundo maravilloso is as we follow the monarch butterfly's journey from Canada to Mexico on this beautiful English and Spanish adventure across the continent. Each year the butterfly takes an epic adventure ‘over mountains capped with snow, to the deserts down below’ to settle in the forests of their ancestors, but it’s the people they meet on their way that make this journey so special. ¡A volar!

 

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CREATIVE TEAM BIOS

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Nora Montañez Patterson

Director
Bio Coming Soon!

Anat Shinar

Choreographer
Anat Shinar (hear it) is a Twin Cities-based dancer, choreographer, visual artist, multidisciplinary performance artist, educator, curator, and Artistic Director of Young Dance. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Visual Arts. She completed her Master's degree in Arts and Cultural Leadership, also at UMN. Her works have been presented nationwide, including at the Walker Art Center, MN Museum of American Art, and the Center for Performance Research. Anat believes that movement allows people of all ages to connect to themselves and those around them and that dance develops our skills to effectively collaborate, adapt, and communicate. As a choreographer and educator, Anat blends an appetite for physical challenge with a love of individual expression. She meets dancers where they are, leading them through a journey to discover more about themselves and empowering them to be active contributors in a collaborative environment. This is Anat's first production with Stages Theater Company, and she looks forward to working with such a fabulous artistic team!

Ben Gundersheimer

Author
Ben Gundersheimer is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist, author and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post, he was originally dubbed MISTER G by his young students while pursuing a Master of Education degree. Whether writing or performing in English, Spanish or Hebrew, Ben uses songs and stories as a unifying tool to build bridges between cultures and people.

Mabelle Reynoso

Playwright
Mabelle Reynoso (she/her/ella) is a multidisciplinary storyteller who has devoted her artistic career to building connections in communities through storytelling. Mabelle is a two-time winner of the California Young Playwrights contest ("Santa Does a Mitzvah"; "Dreaming Pancho Villa"). Since 2004, Mabelle has been a teaching artist for the nonprofit arts education organization Playwrights Project. Her own art is largely informed by her work with underserved and marginalized populations, including Spanish-speaking immigrants, expectant teens, foster youth, and justice-involved youth and adults. Mabelle’s recent playwriting commissions include Northwest Children's Theatre, Stages Theatre Company, Olympia Family Theatre, TuYo Theatre, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre, and the San Diego Symphony.


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