Go Home Tiny Monster
One day, Sylvie and her family of homespun creatures suddenly find themselves in need of a new home. Luckily, they have an audience full of people who can help them out.
Go Home Tiny Monster features The Gottabees’ trademark mix of puppetry, joyously absurd silliness, physical theater, live music, and surprising poignancy.
The Gottabees are a Boston-based ensemble dedicated to creating inspirational, engaging, and empowering theater for family audiences. The company is known internationally for uniting simple-but-elegant visual theater with astonishing technique. They aim to inspire community, connection, and autonomy by providing an outlet for families to giggle, gasp, sigh, and cheer in 45 minutes or less. The Gottabees’ stories reflect children’s everyday aspirations, concerns, and emotional experiences. Their wordless approach to storytelling removes language barriers and activates different aspects of the audience’s imagination.
Bonnie Duncan (creator/performer) has blended puppetry, dance, and physical theatre in surprising and delightful ways for the past 17 years. Her work has been described as “an artful world of silent dreams, mime, and dance” (Austin Live Theatre). She worked as one half of They Gotta Be Secret Agents with Tim Gallagher, touring worldwide and winning accolades along the way. Prior to her work as a Secret Agent, Bonnie was a company member of Snappy Dance Theater for eight years, collaboratively creating and performing sculptural, acrobatic dances internationally. Her movement was called both “breathtakingly simple” and “delightfully crafty” by the Boston Globe.
Go Home Tiny Monster is a recipient of a 2018 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant and is generously supported by Puppet Showplace Theater’s Incubator program. It was developed in part at the National Puppetry Conference at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and at the Charlestown Working Theater. This piece was created in part at The Yard, an artist residency and performance center dedicated to contemporary dance, theater, and related arts, as part of the 2017 OffShore Creation Residency.