Journeying Jack

Jack and his Dad have just moved across the country. It is a different and difficult time in their lives, and especially so for young Jack, who has never experienced such a significant upheaval of his life. Unsure how best to help Jack (and himself) through this difficult time, Dad weaves a series of fantastical bedtime stories in which Jack is the hero. Jack catches invisible Sandmen, tames the Tide Watcher,...
Jack and his Dad have just moved across the country. It is a different and difficult time in their lives, and especially so for young Jack, who has never experienced such a significant upheaval of his life. Unsure how best to help Jack (and himself) through this difficult time, Dad weaves a series of fantastical bedtime stories in which Jack is the hero. Jack catches invisible Sandmen, tames the Tide Watcher, and faces off against the giant Time Managers. In doing so, he finds some answers to his real-life problems.

Based on bedtime stories told by one of the co-authors to the other many years ago, this play for young audiences celebrates the intimate creative act of bedtime storytelling. A boy’s bedroom is transformed into a fantastical wonderland, with many possibilities for music, puppetry, and all sorts of theatrical magic.

Written in collaboration with renowned storyteller David Novak.
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Journeying Jack

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Asheville Creative Arts
    ,
    2015

Awards

Winner
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Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award
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New England Theatre Conference
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2016