Aesop Goes Modern
KIDS LOVE THIS CD! "Our 6 year old has listened to AESOP so much that he's worn out the CD!' -Josh Faigen, Newbury Port, MA 'This is the BEST because I can use my own imagination' -Ahren Heaney, age 9, Lyme, CT 'In the car, AESOP is our constant companion. My children never get tired of listening' -Jill Schwartz, Studio City, CA 'I like listening and drawing the animals I hear talking.' - Emily Caro, age 4, Omaha, NE 'I never knew crickets sawed their back legs...I thought they sang!' - Micah Paulson, age 8, Kalispel, MT AESOP GOES MODERN - Audio Theatre of the Mind and Imagination The timeless and timely stories of the great Greek storyteller, Aesop, come to life through the magic of children's audio theater (Spoken Word in theatrical format) in "Aesop Goes Modern." Originating in folklore - often with animal protagonists - the collection of 26 fables is performed by the award-winning members of The Virtual Theatre Project (VTP), Heidi Mages, Chandler Fauller, Shawn Ross, Sean Mahon, Kay Stratton, Tom Paradise, Marc Solomon, and Mark Fuller. Created specifically for children, 'Aesop Goes Modern' was written to allow young audiences an experience not bound within the usual borders that frame mainly visual experiences like film, television and video games. Says, Kim Terrell, the company's artistic director, "This is VTP's first venture into the intensely visual media of sound. Audio theatre is intensely visual precisely because it is sightless. Everything takes place in the imagination of the children listening which is what makes it a wonderful experience for them. Some of the children just listen, others want to draw what they hear and still others act out what they hear. It's a wonderful tool for developing the imagination of children. As a company, we are keenly interested helping to develop imagination in young minds. Our society has become one in which visual and visceral stimulation tend to crowd out individual imagination and interpretation and our theatre company is interested in exploring alternative theatre experiences, ones that promote flights of imagination, introspection and personal interpretation."