I’m directing a new adaptation of Anansi the Spider for MTC’s School Tour program in 2012. Tommy Shepherd and Dan Wolf will write and perform.
Ana loves stories, and wants the other kids to act them out the way they’re written. But when she finds herself caught up in the legend of Anansi and the Sky God, with music, beats and rhymes creating a world of magic and mystery, Ana discovers that sometimes you have to write your own story—and that writing your own story might be the most exciting thing you can do.
The African folktale is updated, reimagined, and filled with music, beats and rhymes in this new play for elementary schoolers, specially commissioned by Marin Theatre Company.
The show will tour to elementary schools in February and March 2012. There will be public performances at MTC on March 24, 25, and 31.