Artist-in-ATHICA: Gabrielle Sinclair of the Storyhound Theatrical Detective Agency

May 26-June 26, 2021
Artist-in-ATHICA: Gabrielle Sinclair
of the Storyhound Theatrical Detective Agency

    • Open Studio Hours – Come Visit and See Gabrielle At Work
      Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2021, 4-6 PM.
      Drop-in access limited to 8 at a time.
    • Saturday, June 12, 1:00-3:30: Family Day: Bubble Worlds. (ages 36 months to 10 years) Very Limited Access. Free tickets required.
    • Saturday, June 19, 11:00 AM: This Little Light. (crawling to 36 months) Very Limited Access. Free tickets required.
    • Wednesday, June 23, 7:00 PM: Online Artist Talk.  View Recording: (Passcode: kZ96?Js@ )

ATHICA is delighted to announce that we are hosting the theatrical artist Gabrielle Sinclair as our Artist-in-ATHICA during the weeks of May 26-July 26, 2021.  The purpose of the residency is to foster the development of artists and their artistic works and to enrich the programmatic offerings and community experience provided by ATHICA.

Gabrielle Sinclair is a mom, theatre-maker, and PhD student in Theatre and Performance Studies at UGA. She earned her MFA in playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School in NYC and before that her BA in print journalism from the University of South Carolina. Her plays have been developed and performed around the country and internationally. She has been investigating ways to creatively empower our youngest audiences and their grown ups since 2017 with her company, The Storyhound Theatrical Detective Agency.

During her residency, Sinclair will develop a new performance for the very young (from crawling up to 36 months), This Little Light, and work with the ATHICA Youth Education Committee to develop a Family Day experience for children ages 3-10 and their parents, Bubble Worlds! A Puppet-Making Quest.

Tickets are available on a first-come basis. Parents will need to sign waivers and participate along with their children in COVID screening practices and safety procedures as recommended/required by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and the Georgia Department of Public Health latest guidance [April 22, 2021]. Currently these protocols require masking for all adults and children three and over.

This Little Light (crawling up to 36 months)
Where do things go when we can’t see them? This Little Light is an interactive 25-minute adventure for young toddlers and their caregivers into a world of things lost and found. Together, we will enter a cozy, tent-like space within the ATHICA gallery, where we will gather together lost objects that have been waiting for us to find them. We will activate them with sounds, movement, and even covering them up, and, with a magical light, we will set them in motion, brought to life in a whole new way. Exploring light and shadow, textures, music, and object puppetry, This Little Light is for babies who are crawling up to 36 months old and their caretakers. Due to COVID, access to the performance of This Little Light will be limited in number of attendees and to members of the same family or daycare cohort/pod. A maximum of eight participants includes the two performers and up to three caregivers and three children, crawling to 36 months. Register here.

Bubble Worlds! A Puppet-Making Quest (36 months to ten years)
Inspired by a year living inside our family bubbles and friend pods, this exploratory puppet-making workshop will provide an opportunity for kids ages three to ten and their caretakers to investigate found and recycled materials to create and discover miniature, magical worlds hidden in and around ATHICA. Throughout the journey kids will get to know the strange and fantastic creatures they create – how they move, speak, transform and even fly inside their bubble worlds and beyond. Small documentations left behind by each participant will layer upon one another in the space, creating a collective story of exploration and discovery. Due to COVID, access to Bubble Worlds! A Puppet-Making Quest will be limited in number of attendees. A maximum of eight participants includes the two facilitators and up to three caregivers and three children ages three to ten. One child per caregiver, please.  Register here.

Artists-in-ATHICA is sponsored in part by The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation and the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2020-21, ATHICA has received additional support for artist stipends through an Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Arts in Community Award.

More About Gabrielle Sinclair:

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Images from Family Day and Performance