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Seagull Mamma Performance at Pratt Library Nov 6, 2019

Seagull Mamma: A Performance Piece about Trash and Recycling by Kathie diStefanoWhen & Where

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10:30am
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library — Central Library location
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Map on Enoch Pratt Library site)
Audience: Geared to kids in grades 4-7 but fun for the whole family!
Admission: Free.

About this event

Seagull Mama — A Performance Piece about Trash and Recycling

Performed by theatre artist & educator Kathie diStefano from Rotterdam’s Avalanche Arts.

This interactive show takes young audience members on a journey through the eyes of a seagull mamma who mistakes trash for fish while hunting for food for her young. How do our waterways get so polluted with plastic trash? The term ‘plastic soup’ is introduced; lakes, rivers, and seas that have so much plastic trash that no fish can live there. This presentation also uses physical theatre techniques to provide comic relief. Learning through laughter is Ms. Kathie’s favorite way of introducing theatre to young audience members while sharing important social messages. In the show finale, Ms. Kathie teaches the audience a Dutch song from the country she immigrated to 35 years ago. The show is geared to kids from kindergarten to grade 2, but fun for the whole family!

This is a sister city event, supported by Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee.

Event page on Enoch Pratt Library site

Other activities

Kathie diStefano will be in Baltimore late October to early November 2019 on her “Operation Trash Tour 2019.”

She is part of the artist roster at Young Audiences Arts for Learning, Maryland. Public schools can sign up on the Young Audiences website to schedule the “Seagull Mama” performance at their own school this year or in the future.

During her visit to Baltimore in fall 2019, she will also be offering an interactive lecture on trash and recycling for middle and high school audiences.