Treehouse Shakers

Treehouse Shakers
Hatched, BAM Fisher, Hillman Studio

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Nest, the Egg, and the Chick That Hatched

"Well paced! Poetic and set in a child's mind." -Mary DiLucia, 
Parent of 20 month old child

"Love it. The guitar player and performers were amazing! Brought out the child in us." -Karen Shorter, Audience Member

"It was so much fun. I thoroughly enjoyed it! My son loved it!" -Edina Kovaleuse, Parent of 8 YR Old

Hatched opened at The Ailey Citigroup Studio Theater in New York City on May 3rd and closed on May 19, 2012. Hard to imagine that a year of rehearsals led to performances that opened and closed in only a few weeks time. We developed, we rehearsed, we premiered, we closed.

For over a year, my life has been all encompassing around the imaginary world of Hatched; the nest, the egg, the farm and our wonderful puppets. Not only was I making the show, I was helping to raise money, publicize, develop audiences, and lay the groundwork for future tours to come.

Amber Ford and Hatch
What a New York premiere it was. We sold out every house. We were chosen as Time Out Kids Pick of the week, featured on NY1's Parenting Report, created new partnerships with schools, had a world of new audience members, and held one of our longest NYC performance runs.

Anthony Rizzo, Hatched composer and Live Musician, Photo by Dan Ozminkowski
The work of course is never done. We have costumes to fix, puppets to maintain, and future tours to book. For now though, I am taking a momentary breath, basking in the accomplishment, before the next journey of the show begins.

BKS' Tompkins Center after a performance with some of our cast members
After the show with students from Brooklyn Kindergarten Society and Hatched Performer Amber Ford