Side by Side Studio: Spooky Shadow Puppets

Kids will develop a spooky short story with Julie Ganey, while adults will get creative making cut paper shadow puppets inspired by the characters in the story with Shannon Mack. At the end of the evening, kids will perform a show with the puppets and act out the story in silhouette!
Kids & Families

Oct 03

6:00 – 7:30PM

SCA
6
- 12
$15
$15

About The Program

Join us for a creative evening of learning, play, and entertaining fun! This year at the SCA, we are excited to introduce ways to play together as a family. In this brand new intergenerational program, adults and kids will each learn a method of making art separately, but side by side! First, kids and their grown-ups will separate and receive instructions and programming apart. In the second half of the program, everyone will come together to combine what they learned in what is sure to be a playful and laughter filled performance! Featuring our 2024 Creative Fellow, Julie Ganey, and corridor exhibition artist, Shannon Mack, as teaching artists. Kids will develop a spooky short story with Julie Ganey, while adults will get creative making cut paper shadow puppets inspired by the characters in the story with Shannon Mack. At the end of the evening, kids will perform a show with the puppets and act out the story in silhouette!
$15

Guest Artists

Shannon Mack

Shannon Mack

Shannon Mack is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She describes the origins of her work being derived from “of-the-moment” presence, in effect, leaving behind time capsules of the human experience. The layers that exist within her work are attempts to meet the moment with sincerity, each a foundation for the next, until a resolve is revealed. She is compelled by the time and labor invested in a “still” image, therefore making it an artifact in its own right; evidence of conscious and unconscious movements converging in a single tangible place.

Julie Ganey

Julie Ganey is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator whose work encompasses writing, storytelling, theatre, and improvisation. Her projects reflect a deep belief in the power of stories and collaborative artmaking to build community and break down barriers between individuals and groups. She is happy to now call both Chicago and Michigan home. As a professional actor, Julie has appeared on numerous Chicago stages over many years, and her three original solo plays, The Half-Life of Magic, Love Thy Neighbor...till it hurts, and Good Enough have been produced throughout the Midwest. As part of the award-winning comedy ensemble Wavelength, Julie spent years performing all over the U.S. and leading workshops for teachers and executives on conflict resolution and improvisation. She is an active member of the Chicago live lit storytelling scene and is a company member at 2nd Story. Julie is a tenacious advocate of arts education and has served in leadership positions at theatres of various sizes where she creates performance pieces with collaborators ages 3 to 93. Julie is an adjunct professor at The Theatre School at DePaul, and a long-time teaching artist at the Goodman Theatre. (AEA/SAG-AFTRA)

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