Visions of Peace
All cultures have the common ability to learn from one-another, and to dream.” In Visions of Peace, master illusionist, dramatist and world-traveler, Leland Faulkner, artfully illuminates stories about dreaming for a better world. In the old German folktale, The Heart of Glass, a miser who has been cursed for cheating an old woman, goes on a quest to regain his ability to feel compassion. In another tale, origami is used to illustrate the magic of paper, and the story of Sadako, a young Japanese girl victimized by the nuclear explosion at Hiroshima. She vows to fold 1,000 paper cranes as a prayer for peace. Today, children around the world send their cranes in tribute to Sadako and her vision. Another story features mysterious feast, bowls fill themselves magically with food and water as hunger and thirst fade into memory.
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Storytelling, Theater Arts, Folktales, Character Education
Single Show: $625
Travel Fee: $150 per day
Note: Above pricing is for 45-min performances. Pricing increases for 60-min. performances.
Pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
1 reserved parking space
Private changing area
2 bottles of water
Easy access to electrical outlets
A stage is preferred with safe, easy access to it from the audience.
Audience should be seated as center to the stage as possible, especially in the first few rows. If they are seated too far out to the sides, they will not be able to see the shadow puppetry during the program.
Arrival time before first performance: 1 hour
Strike time: 30 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes
Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for students.
Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.