I am currently in the process of creating a TVY piece. What is that, you ask? As if explaining to people what TYA is wasn't hard enough, I had to go and discover a new field of unfamiliar interest. C'est la vie, at least for the artist life I have chosen to lead.
TVY = Theatre for the VERY Young.
Definition: Ages 0-5
Characteristics that I have gathered:
"Theatre for the Very Young engages both parents and their pre-school children in creative experiences. The fourth wall is dissolved as young ones willingly become a part of the experience."
—Rosemary Newcott, director (The Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young)
That being said, I wanted to share this journey with you.
Here is one of my original research/inspirational images.
I like to start my process out with a a pictorial journal- and then go from there!
Throughout our process working on the Global Play Project we worked hand-in-hand with five composers. This collaboration process meant musicians were in and out of the rehearsal room early on in the process tweaking their original soundscapes to further the action of the story. Here are some short clips from some of the early rehearsal work.
(Pictured below, a clip of Madeleine's War by Jeton Neziraj. (Composer Evan Campfield)
Pictured below: The Sound of Cracking Bones by Suzanne Lebeau. (Composer Andrew Beach)
Pictured below: Louise: the Bears/ Louise Les Ours by Karin Serres (composer Greg Snakard)