WONDERLAND is a free theatrical park adventure inspired by and adapted from Charles Dodgson’s (Lewis Carroll) Alice stories, as well as his rhymes, word games, chess and math puzzles.
Weaving together large events (perhaps a living chess game, an outsized croquet set or tic tac toe game), theater (circus arts, puppetry, scenes and songs) and interactive art, a path of story points is created.
The goal is to conflate ‘play’ and ‘theater/art’ together, and to remind viewers of all ages of the power of childlike, playful thinking and celebrate the upside-down logic inherent in Dodgson’s 'nonsense' works. By following characters down a performance path, getting clues from gossipy flowers, or seeing tiny private performances, participants - like Alice- will see their world with fresh eyes, and by following their own ‘adventure’ as it were, audiences become creators themselves.
Additionally, audience members are encouraged to bring picnics, take photos, create drawings, sculptures or poems based on their adventure. These can be shared them either via a temporary installation or through a public social-networking page, which will be set up to display your community's WONDERLAND-inspired photos or artwork for anyone anywhere in the world to view.
Our keen hope is that an adventure in WONDERLAND will continue to engage the creative imagination long after the sets have been struck.