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An original multi-media production
for 2-5-year-olds
Trusty Sidekick's Shadow Play
Last performed on
March 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2013


University Settlement
184 Eldridge, New York, NY
MTA: F to 2nd Avenue
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Have you ever wondered what happens to your shadow while you sleep? Well, it turns out that some shadows are more mischievous than others. And soon after moving to his new home, Flash discovers that his shadow has moving plans of his own! Follow the playful adventures of Flash and his exciting quest to reunite with his shadow in this multimedia performance for the youngest of audiences (ages 2-5) and the young at heart.
Based on a concept by Jonathan Shmidt and Edie Demas
Directed By: Jonathan Shmidt
Performed By: Drew Petersen
Dramaturg/Early Arts Specialist: Edie Demas
Video Design: Zack Ramadan
Original Music and Sound Design: Chris Gabriel
Graphic Design: Noah Press

Stage Manager: Jamie Steffen
Shadow Consultants: Margot Fitzsimmons and Spica Wobbe

Development and Research Team:
Edie Demas, Margot Fitzsimmons, Drew Petersen,
Jonathan Shmidt, Spica Wobbe

Developmental workshops with students ages 2-5 from the Early Childhood Center at the University Settlement (Lower East Side and East New York) and the Pre-School for the Arts, TriBeCa NY.

Shadow Play was developed as part of a residency at The Performance Project @ University Settlement. Trusty Sidekick Theater Company artists led development workshops with student ages 2-5 in the Settlement’s early education program. Through a series of creative play and story development workshops led by a team of teaching artists, the students offered their ideas about the nature of shadows and acted as dramaturgs, informing the devising process of the artists as they created the show.
Photos by Alexis Buatti-Ramos