|TRANSFORMATION STYLE THEATRE|
Transformation Style theatre uses improvisation to expand and detail some of the world’s most rich stories and folklore. Using no lights, sound cues or set pieces, the actors provide rich noises and physical embodiments to represent the environment the story takes place in. For example, if the character steps into a puddle, the actor might say, “sploosh,” as they stepped into it. As the character continued walking with a wet shoe, the actor would continue to say, “squish...squish...squish.”
This type of theatre is intimate and engaging for audiences of any age. The physical demands on the actors make Transformation Style Theatre exciting to watch and listen to. Tireswing Theatre has been able to perform this brand of theatre to audiences of many sizes and in many places! In 2003, “The Lion’s Gifts” (an African folk-tale) played to rousing success at the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Sheffield Garden Walk, and at the Cultural Museum where the show kicked off the Chicago Improv Festival.
For 2004, Tireswing will bring family audiences “Iagoo: The Storyteller”, based on Native American folklore. Stay posted for upcoming events by becoming a part of the Tireswing Family.
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