At See The Elephant, we believe the creation of live performance is a journey itself; to seek in the place that we live an active engagement with each other that takes us beyond our comfort zones & speaks to a shared humanity. Our mission is to make performance more accessible to our region by providing professional artistic opportunities and building partnerships that foster deeper engagement.
In 2020, we received a grant from the California Arts Council to launch Traveling Tales, a pilot arts program. Due to Covid-19, we adapted our program to reach local youth and families virtually. In 2022, we partnered with Placerville Boys & Girls Club to provide workshops to local youth and made 3 short films based on participants’ original stories.
Traveling Tales connects artists with local youth through the power of storytelling. Using the folk-tale / fairytale genre, we invite youth to write their own original stories and bring these to life through puppetry & film.
Moving forward, we will continue to offer productions, performances and educational resources to the youth in our region. We hope this space will serve as a hub for youth to share their creative projects, and help us to understand and celebrate our community in a new way.