A clownish maintenance crew finds a magical yellow bird, and a mad chase begins. Racing over land, across the sea, and through the air – battling pirates, monsters, and terrible pop songs – how far will our heroes go? Take a leap into a world of imagination, where birds are magic and everyday folks find friendship and love. Join Liars & Believers on an adventure of masks, puppets, and gibberish.
Yellow Bird Chase is appropriate for the whole family and is fully accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
Join us for free puppetry workshops after the performance. Learn how anything you see can take on a life of its own!
50 min with no intermission
DIRECTOR (2015 & 2017) - Jason Slavick
There he had the great fortune to work with Oskar Eustis, Brian Kulick, and Kevin Moriarity. Jason also studied at the Dell Arte International School of Physical Theatre, the Eugene O’Neill National Theatre Institute, and the Warsaw Theatre Academy in Warsaw, Poland.
COSTUME DESIGNER (2015 & 2017) - Kendra Bell
PUPPETRY DIRECTION & DESIGN (2015 & 2017) - Penny Benson
SCENIC DESIGNER (2015) - Marc Ewart
SCENIC DESIGN AND PROPS (2017) - Rebecca Lehrhoff
LIGHTING DESIGNER (2017) - PJ Strachman
PRODUCER (2017) - Becca Leifer
PRODUCER (2017) - Rachel Hock
CAPITANO MARCO CANTOLOP DEL POTRUDO (2015 & 2017) - Jesse Garlick
RUFFLES FEATHERBOTTOM (2017) - Rebecca Lehrhoff
POODGE (2017) - Glen Moore
POODGE (MAY 11-14, 2017) - Rachel Wiese
STARZETTE CLOTHILDE MEOWBOBIN (2015) - Poornima Kirby
MADGE (2015) - Kiki Samko
VOCALS (LUMINATI, 2017) - Johnny Blazes
BASS (LUMINATI, 2017) - Brendan Higgins
TROMBONE (LUMINATI, 2017) - Tim Lewandowski
July 2015 – Yellow Bird Chase was comissioned by and premiered at the Outside the Box Festival in Boston.
May 2017 – Yellow Bird Chase played a longer version with live music in collaboration with Luminati – featuring Johnny Blazes. It was presented at the Boston Center for the Arts as part of our Artist Residency.
Summer 2017 – Yellow Bird Chase played free performances at The Cambridge Riverfest, Magazine Beach, and Danehy Park. It then toured to the Stonington Opera House in Deer Isle, Maine.