Cozy Community PopUp is part of Cozy Arts’ ongoing commitment to thoughtful family programming through its Signature Program, Cozy Corner. This newest offering is a series of free outdoor events for family audiences taking place in parks and public spaces throughout the Greater Boston area in summer/fall 2022. Cozy Arts’ productions address social emotional growth and community-building, and they are sensory friendly.
Come sing along with Max and friends and help make our community a welcoming place for everyone! This fun-filled event full of human and puppet characters speaks to themes of friendship, inclusion and community. Activities include a 40-minute sing-along puppet show followed by socially distanced craft activities, meet the puppet characters, the Book Nook quiet space, and take-home resources! For family audiences (ages three and older).
Date & time: 10 a.m.–11:30 & 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: 68 High St., Malden.
Reserve tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cozy-popup-tickets-355392397227
Rain date: Sunday, June 26.
Donations welcome: https://www.cozyarts.org/donate/
Production team: Playwriters: Patti Rae Tomarelli, Rebecca Lehroff, Faye Dupras; Director: Jason Slavick; Music: Max Weigert; Performers: Max Weigert, Rebecca Lehroff; Puppeteer: Faye Dupras; Costumes: Kendra Bell; Puppets: Puppet Kitchen, Eric Wright.
Funded in part by a grant from the Boston Foundation, Malden Cultural Council and the Mass Cultural Council.
About Cozy Arts
Cozy Arts is dedicated to creating original puppet productions and educational resources that invite children, and their adults, to cultivate trusting relationships, welcoming communities and a healthy planet. At Cozy Arts, which was founded in Boston in 2018, they believe that children of all backgrounds and abilities have feelings that matter and capacities that can change the world. Together with children, educators and families, Cozy Corner productions and resources explore how nurturing kindness, empathy and justice transforms lives. Cozy Arts strives to weave access into its work at every step, from concept and scripting to productions and resources: The themes, characters and stories are designed with physical, functional and social access in mind with the goal that everyone can feel at home with Cozy Arts.
Artistic Director Faye Dupras founded Cozy Arts in 2018 after 20 years creating and producing touring theater and developing art and puppet-based programming for a variety of educational institutions. Faye oversees all aspects of creative development and production, from cowriting episodes and educational materials to performing as Mrs. Flutterby, Rory and others, and managing operations behind the scenes. Faye began her career as an apprentice to a master puppeteer. Founding Cozy Arts enabled Faye to bring together artists to address complex issues. Together, Faye and the team seek to cultivate children’s sense of curiosity about the world and the possibility of creating positive change. Faye earned a BFA in Drama for Human Development from Concordia University in Montreal and an MFA in Puppetry Arts from the University of Connecticut. She lives in Somerville, Mass., with her husband, son and three cats.