Dan Froot collected oral histories from five people from Santa Monica who were struggling with food insecurity, and he adapted those stories to create "Who's Hungry Santa Monica?"  It's been wonderful to watch the artistic team at work as they rehearse with the objects and work with Dan's text.  

writerproducer dan froot at the grange

With the help of Brian Selznik, Gordon Landenberger and Seth A. Partner, Dan Hurlin has created the most amazingly detailed painted objects for this puppet play - inspired by the designs of Dutch delft pottery. 

Community members have also been involved with the process by lending their voices to theproject. Check out what has been going on in the recording studio at the  "Who's Hungry Santa Monica?" blog or by visiting VPL's facebook page.

dans delft characters

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