Head, Heart, Courage

Head, Heart, Courage
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Synopsis

Dottie, an imaginative young girl, takes a trip to the magical land of Oz without ever leaving her room. Instead of a scarecrow and a tin man, she encounters creatures made of socks and soda cans, and together they will embark on a quest to meet the wizard who lives under her bed. A fun, family-friendly tale inspired by The Wizard of Oz.

Bonus Features

Live performance at the Memphis Children's Theatre Festival on May 28, 2016 (26:22)

WKNO "Checking on the Arts" interview with Kacky Walton (10:19)

Recording session video



Cast and Crew

Role   Name
Dottie ..................... Lena Wallace Black
Socks ..................... Gabe Beutel-Gunn
Fizz ..................... Zach Williams
Artist ..................... Lena Wallace Black
Writer ..................... Leslie Barker
Producer ..................... Robert Arnold
Producer ..................... Barnypok RwaDGXGhsycHjT
Director ..................... Alexandra Greenway
Announcer ..................... Aliza Moran


Special Thanks



Notes

Upon first glance of this script, I was immediately enamored. Leslie Barker’s adaptation of The Wizard of Oz has all of the fun and fancy-free adventures of the original, but with a depth that is accessible to both child and adult alike. A weird, lonely kid myself, I was drawn to Dottie. Most adults (having been weird and lonely for at least a brief period of their lives) remember the hours spent talking to themselves, assigning fantastical roles to everyday household items. The couch is a boat, the hangers are tree snakes, the floor is lava! The imaginations of children are magical and uninhibited, as is this show.

It’s been a thrill and a half directing Head, Heart, and Courage. Leslie Barker has written an amazing script, and Lena, Gabe, and Zach have each given stellar performances. Strap up your pots and pans, kids! It’s gonna be one wild ride!

--Alexandra Greenway