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The Barton Springs Salamander can only call one place home: Barton Springs. Throughout the modern history of Austin, this little, blind salamander known as Eurycea sosorum, has struggled to survive. Amidst the ever changing ecosystem of the city and due to global climate change, the natural habitat of the salamander has been sullied. In 1997 the salamander was added to the endangered and threatened species list. This event led the city of Austin to come together in support of the protection of the salamander, which became the mascot for the Save Our Springs environmental movement.
Violet Crown: Salamander's Town, part activism and part entertainment, is an enchanting and charming fictionalization and simplification of the salamander's struggle and our city's initiative to help our tiny amphibian neighbor. Told with Intricately designed and mechanized shadow puppets set against the sound scape of original folk music, Violet Crown: Salamander's Town is a piece geared toward children and their parents with the hope that conversation will arise and opportunities for action will be revealed surrounding the sensitive issues of ecology and preservation of our city's most treasured areas and its inhabitants.
Part two of the VIOLET CROWN CHRONICLES, and follow up to last year's FronteraFest Best of Fest winner Violet Crown: Dog's Town, this new, original story inspires the spirit and imagination for all the people of Austin.
To learn more about the Barton Springs Salamander and how to help preserve Barton Springs CLICK HERE
VIOLET CROWN: SALAMANDER'S TOWN
by Derek Kolluri, Jenny Lavery, Blake Addyson and Larry Mitchell
Winner of 2014 FronteraFest Best of Fest
FEBRUARY 7th, 8th, 12th and 14th | 8:00 PM
HYDE PARK THEATRE | 511 W. 43rd St. | Austin, TX 78751
DIRECTION | DEREK KOLLURI + JENNY LAVERY
PUPPET DESIGN, MECHANIZATION + CHOREOGRAPHY | DEREK KOLLURI
SCENIC PUPPETRY | ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ
MUSIC + LYRICS | BLAKE ADDYSON
PUPPETEERS | TYLER KING, JENNY LAVERY, JAKE POLLOK + ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ
2211 Lawnmont Ave. #319
Austin, TX 78756
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This project is supported and funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.
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