The sequel to the Anne Sawyer’s first children’s book and puppet show Nalah and the Pink Tiger is in progress!
Nalah Visits Mad Mouse City will also become a touring show and picture book. Anne hopes to have both ready to premiere by October of 2014.
This August marked the third year of Anne directing the Kalevala Puppet Pageant of New York Mills Regional Arts Center. From stilting bears to a skateboarding witch, the townspeople of New York Mills and Wadena created a magical ending to the Annual Corn Feed.
Thanks to an Arts Tour grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Anne Sawyer is taking the Nalah and the Pink Tiger show to venues outside the Twin Cities in January and February of 2014. [Read more…]
The book Nalah and the Pink Tiger was inspired by Anne and Jemiah’s lively little niece. Sawyer-Aitch wrote the story over two years ago, then developed a style which she calls Illuminated Illustration, featuring multiple layers, cut-outs, and backlighting.
In February, 2012, she delivered the last pages to the publisher, Scarletta Press. The book was launched on March 17th, 2012 at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.
Anne has also created a puppet show based on the book, and will be performing it around the metro area in libraries and local independent book stores.
Visit the Nalah and the Pink Tiger website to order the book and view the performance schedule.