DIVERGING ELEMENTS THEATRE CO.
Diverging Elements Theatre Company provides younger audiences with a theatrical experience like never before! Using the magic of physical and improvisational storytelling, our shows challenge audiences to spark thought, stimulate discussion and initiate change. Learn more on our website, www.divergingelements.org!
STORIES IN 4D
"Stories in 4D" is an interactive multimedia storytelling experience with performances, talkbacks and hands-on crafts individually created to promote and explore stories written and illustrated by local New York authors and artists. Last season, Diverging Elements mounted six innovative productions including Boy + Bot, Pete the Cat, This Tree Counts!, Children Make Terrible Pets and The Day The Crayons Quit. Watch us on YouTube: http://youtu.be/UR9sKsvhLno
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How To Catch A Star
By Oliver Jeffers
Thursday September 24 at 2:00PM & 3:30PM
From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a story about wishing, persevering, and reaching for the stars.
Peanut Butter & Brains: A Zombie Culinary Tale
by Joe McGee and Illustrated by Charles Santoso
Thursday October 22 at 2:00PM & 3:30PM
Debut author Joe McGee and up-and-coming illustrator Charles Santoso have created a delicious tale about being true to yourself that will make readers hungry for more.
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
By Melissa Sweet
Thursday November 19 at 3:30PM & 4:30PM
Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire!
*This event is produced in conjunction with rock CAN roll® Inc!
rock CAN roll® Inc., is a volunteer, 501c3, nonprofit, hunger relief organization whose mission is to stock the shelves of emergency food agencies with HEALTHY nonperishables (for people & pets) and basic necessities.
Over and Under The Snow
By Kate Messner and Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
Thursday December 17 at 3:30PM & 4:30PM
Join us on a cross-country ski trip through the winter woods to discover the secret world of animals living under the snow! As an illustrated book, Over and Under the Snow has received countless glowing reviews and accolades including ALA Notable Book, New York Times Notable Children’s Picture Book, New York Times Editors’ Choice, Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year Reading List selection and a Capitol Choices Final Reading List Selection.
MAY 2015: "Children Make Terrible Pets" by Peter Brown
Synopsis: Check out this bestselling, rollicking, and humorous twist on the classic "first pet" story about a young bear and her favorite pet boy! When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy in the woods, she's absolutely delighted. She brings him home and begs her mom to let her keep him, even though her mom warns, "Children make terrible pets." But mom relents, and Lucy gets to name her new pet Squeaker. Through a series of hilarious and surprising scenes, readers can join Lucy and Squeaker on their day of fun and decide for themselves whether or not children really do make terrible pets.
APRIL 2015: "Boy + Bot" by Ame Dyckman & Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
Synopsis: One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun. But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he's sick. The usual remedies—applesauce, reading a story—don't help, so Boy tucks the sick Bot in, then falls asleep. Bot is worried when he powers on and finds his friend powered off. He takes Boy home with him and tries all his remedies: oil, reading an instruction manual. Nothing revives the malfunctioning Boy! Can the Inventor help fix him? Using the perfect blend of sweetness and humor, this story of an adorable duo will win the hearts of the very youngest readers.
MARCH 2015: "This Tree Counts!" by Alison Formento & illustrated by Sarah Snow
Synopsis: If you listen carefully to the lone tree behind Oak Lane School, it has a story to tell, about...one owl, two spiders, three squirrels, four robins, five caterpillars, six ants, seven crickets, eight flies, nine ladybugs, and ten earthworms, all living safe and free in their tree home. What does this tree need? The children know—it needs friends! Alison Formento's gentle story, illustrated with Sarah Snow's beautiful papercuts, whispers important ideas to all young tree lovers.
FEBRUARY 2015: "Pete the Cat" by Eric Litwin and art by James Dean
Synopsis: Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes asks the reader questions about the colors of different foods and objects.
JANUARY 2015: "Over and Under the Snow" by Kate Messner & illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
Synopsis: Over and Under the Snow takes readers on a cross-country ski trip through the winter woods to discover the secret world of animals living under the snow. As an illustrated book, Over and Under the Snow has received countless glowing reviews and accolades including ALA Notable Book, New York Times Notable Children’s Picture Book, New York Times Editors’ Choice, Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year Reading List selection and a Capitol Choices Final Reading List Selection.