a PROJECT of DR. CHRISTOPHER KAUFMAN
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WORK Sample Narrative
This 5 minute video is an encapsulation of the 50 minute production of The Phantastic Zoo. This work is a mainstay of my first couple of seasons. As a point of reference, in this video the characters Mary and Tim reach ‘The Phantastic Zoo’ at the 1 minute 25 second mark. In the performance this occurs at the 12th minute. This is from our World Premier performance of February 27th, 2016.
The Story, book and illustrations, the music, narration and much of the voice acting, the performance film, puppets, production and staging are all the work of Dr. Christopher Kaufman. Performing on flutes and personifying the roles of the Wizard Zitthoona, the Bus Driver, The Dragon and the Magic Tree is renowned composer/flutist Robert Dick. The part of the mermaid is read by actor Stephanie Erb. Young Artist Sofia Rose dances the Mermaid, appears in later performances of The Phoenix’s story and dances and sings as The Dryad at the conclusion.
In ‘The Phantastic Theater’ events I also include guest appearances and other stories and works such as ‘The Musical Forest’ which teaches music fundamentals within the storyline and ‘Ancient Tales’ which tells stories from various world cultures.