Free to the Public Children's show
Heavily marketed to schools and youth after-care programs in SLU and Queen Anne. Frog Prince had a limited run at Raisbeck Performance Hall (2/24/2017 - 2/26/2017) of 200 audience members.
"In a world of Goblins, backwards people, fighting frogs, and fadery flowers; Pricilla and Pearl must help Franco break his frog curse in a way that is aggreeable to everyone. Frog Prince is a 40 minute a musical that tackles difficult subjects like consent among friends, with danger and humor all along the way for the whole family. "
Why this play now?
Frog Prince was an attempt to flip a fairy tale on it's head to better suit today's needs. With the growing age of the internet, children are being exposed to porn earlier and earlier; creating a desperate need for a conversation surrounding consent and how to behave when it is violated. Talking to children about consent on a basic autonomy level earlier has been proven to lower the chances of a child hitting or attacking other children, as well as prompts more children to be more confident in reporting abuse. Theater is a structure for children to learn practical craft skills, public speaking, simple budgeting and accounting skills, and ultimately where children learn to listen. And what is more important than consent is listening.
Sets for the Future
The set of Frog Prince is compromised of 10 4x8 flats that can be arranged in a multitude of configurations, with velcro and outdoor waterproof vinyl drops of a simple forest background. The frames are collapsible for easy storage. This set lives in West Seattle Performing Arts and can be utilized for many fairy tale and storybook plays for youth, both indoors and out.