The research and development of the original idea for this project were supported by the South Dublin County Council Arts Office through the Individual Artist Bursary Awards 2022. With mentoring from the not-for-profit organization Mother Tongues.
Here you will see the result of the artist’s explorations in the final show supported by the South Dublin Arts Office and the Dept. of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media through the Live Local Performance Scheme 2022.
This performance is an invitation for multicultural families to immerse themselves in a playful and magical world. Enjoying this experience together, while having fun, learning, and playing at the same time. The main character, Grace, is a Brazilian little girl who moved with her family to Ireland and is learning how to adapt to a new life in the grey weather. With the help of her new friends, she will discover many colourful ways to find joy on a rainy day.
Children and their parents/guardians are invited not just to listen to the story but to interact and be part of it as this performance is a mix of storytelling, art workshop and playtime.
The artist invites the children and their families/guardians to be part of this experience together. At the end of the performance, the audience members are invited to spend some time playing together through the construction of a puppet made with a paper bag.
At the show's end, the audience receives a silent book with Grace’s story where they can colour and recreate the story with their own imagination. With a free app, they can also discover some AR elements in the book.