THE ODYSSEY EXPERIENCE


BABARÓ INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN

ROSCOMMON ARTS CENTRE

​BUALADH BOS CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL 

PAST PROJECTS (selected)

Florida Repertory Theatre 2014-2015

Fort Myers, Florida

JOURNEY TO OZ by Christopher Parks


Directed by Jason Parrish


A new experiential theater play about Dorothy and her adventures in Oz.  Created for the Florida Repertory Theatre  Children's Theatre Series, the play was very well received at their first annual New Play Festival of readings.  Nancy Stetson of Florida Weekly described it as "wildly entertaining and surprisingly innovative."   JOURNEY TO OZ was commissioned by Florida Repertory Theatre, Robert Cacioppo, Producing Artistic Director; John Martin, Managing Director.  First produced as a staged reading as part of Florida Repertory Theatre’s Inaugural PlayLab Festival in May, 2014, the original production premiered at Florida Repertory Theatre in October 2014, and was directed by our good friend Jason Parrish.  We are so lucky to have such an incredible home with our family down at the Rep.

JOURNEY TO OZ

FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRE

BEAR STATE OF MIND

TRIKE THEATRE

Trike Theatre  2013, 2014, 2015
Fayetteville, Arkansas
BEAR STATE OF MIND by Ashley Edwards

Co-Directed by

Kassie Missiewicz and Christopher Parks

Joining our friends from Trike Theatre down in Arkansas, we created an immersive camping and storytelling experience for family audiences.  This play was as much an adventure as a performance as the audience traveled to a wooded campground, created in a blackbox theater and helped to tell spooky stories of the dreaded Gowrow, the legendary monster of Arkansas.  This unique TYA production performed at the Walton Arts Center for its first two years and has become a perennial favorite among area schoolchildren and their teachers.

Babaró International Arts Festival for Children

Roscommon Arts Centre

Bualadh Bos Children's Festival

October 2014
Galway, Roscommon, Limerick, IRELAND
THE ODYSSEY EXPERIENCE by Christopher Parks


Directed by Christopher Parks


The Experiential Theater Company has the distinction of being the first-ever American Theater company to be invited to perform at the Babaró International Children's Festival thanks to our pals Lali Morris and Teenagh Cunningham.  While there in Ireland we were also invited to perform at Roscommon Arts Centre and Bualadh Bos.  We had a fantastic time!  The children and adults were extremely receptive and there is no doubt that the Irish have bit the experiential bug.  We are looking forward to some more projects in the most beautiful country in the world with some of the most fun people we've ever played with.