First Sundays with RAM and Inlandia@home
Sunday, November 1 • 2 PM
RSVP required: https://tinyurl.com/AroundTheWorldStory3
Crocodile and Hen (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Crocodile wants to eat that juicy little hen, but hen and others finally convince him that they are truly brother and sister.
As we shelter at home, join Inlandia as we take you to distant lands without ever leaving your living room. Master puppeteer Nicole Cloeren joins beloved storyteller Karen Rae Kraut for a powerful mix of interactive storytelling and puppetry. Karen’s stories and Nicole’s puppets will open your eyes to new ways of interpreting the world and open your hearts to a powerful form of play. In this series, we will travel to India, France, Mexico, Democratic Republic of Congo, Japan, and Kasakhstan through these universal stories of friendship and understanding.
Nicole Cloeren is the founder of Puppets a la Carte, where she uses puppets and techniques of improvisation to create a space of surprise and wonder in which we can all learn from one another. She is a resident artist at Riverside Film Studios, has performed with puppets at numerous indoor, outdoor, and online events around southern California, and loves partnering with other artists.
Karen Rae Kraut has been blending story, song and creative movement in schools, libraries, museums and theatres from California to East Tennessee since 1990. She has toured for the Smithsonian, and was commissioned by the McCallum Theatre to create a storyteller’s version of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” Karen’s CD, “Cooler Water Cora and Other Stories,” is the winner of an iParenting Media Award for Audio Excellence and a National Parenting Publications Honors Award. She has performed for Riverside’s First Sundays program since its inception in 1997.