Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jim Henson Foundation grant awarded for stage adaptation of Five Flights Up

The Jim Henson Foundation just awarded a grant to Toni for her concept, writing, and design of a five-act, large scale puppet work for the stage, a fictional adaptation of her book Five Flights Up (Princeton Architectural Press), the collection of her award-winning columns from the Village Voice about how people live and survive in the city.
Act I, "The Woman Who Lives By The Sea," will be developed to present in Spring 2012. Dates, times, place, actors, puppeteers TBA. The full length work including "The Richest Man In The World," "The Many," "Mr. and Mrs. Kalabash," and "The Man With The Knife In The Wall," will be presented in 2013-2014.