Traveling Tales is a pilot program aimed at providing youth in El Dorado County with access to the arts. See The Elephant will create productions and performances and make these and arts education materials available at no cost.
Traveling Tales is, in essence, community based-storytelling with performances created in response to relevant issues and needs. We use puppetry and performance to ignite the imagination, lift spirits, and foster empathy.
Traveling Tales is a new program. Our first production, The Bluebird, The Fox Witch, & The Story of Stumptown was created during the beginnings of the pandemic & shelter-in-place, with artists often working remotely. Like so many, we had to find new ways to create in challenging times. Along with this film, we created an educational resource packet including arts-based activities and social-emotional learning resources which can be downloaded for free.
In 2022, See The Elephant was honored to receive an Impact grant from the California Arts Council. With their support, we were able to continue developing Traveling Tales.
In the Spring of 2022, we offered free workshops to a group of students at Boys and Girls Club, Placerville. Students created original stories inspired by folktales / fairytales. 3 of these original stories were made into short films which are now live!
We hope that our productions and resources inspire you and help you to create and share your own stories.
Want to join the fun? We invite you to get creative in crafting your own stories, characters, puppets, and more. Anything you would like to share can be submitted and posted on the Traveling Tales website. In this way, we hope to build a community of creative storytelling.
Traveling Tales is made possible in part by the California Arts Council, Arts & Culture El Dorado, the Latrobe Fund, local business sponsors, and individual supporters. Thank you.
See The Elephant is honored to have received an Impact grant from the California Arts Council. With this support, we have been able to continue developing Traveling Tales.
In the Spring of 2022, we offered free workshops to a group of students at Boys and Girls Club, Placerville. Students created original stories inspired by folktales / fairytales. With a small team of artists, we transformed 3 of these stories into short puppet films.
We look forward to the next chapter of Traveling Tales.