ReThink Theatrical presents Anansi’s Story Festival, a family-friendly theatrical production that explores myths, folktales, and legends from around the world. Our emcee and Storyteller-in-Chief, Anansi the Spider, will guide you through this journey—weaving the stories together before your eyes. The performance will be designed and performed by a group of Middlesex County artists of various backgrounds and artistic expressions, who will adapt and honor stories from their own cultural perspectives. Join us in November of 2021 and Anansi will guide you in discovering characters and stories throughout the historic East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway, NJ. Immerse yourself in this make-believe space and encounter a world like you’ve never seen before. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. Visit subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on social media for more!
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
This project has been made possible by funds from Middlesex County, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
June 4-6 and 11-13
We broadcasted stories about technology, futurism, and science fiction in a series of short “radio” shows. These adapted tales were developed and produced by small creative teams and explored storytelling techniques in sound, dialogue, music, and foley art. ReThink performed these in front of small, socially distanced audiences and through online streaming. The audio recordings will be shared later in the form of podcasts. This series was a return to one of the staples of 20th Century fiction media—the radio play—while also maintaining a focus on the future.
Performances were held at East Jersey Old Town Village in partnership with Middlesex County Office of Arts & History.
For us. By us. About us.
We have restructured the Artistic Director position and created, in its place, a self-governed Artistic Council. In years past our theatrical season was chosen by one or two people in key positions of power. In 2021, the shows we produce will be decided on by a cohort of incredible artists from many walks of life and diverse artistic specialties. These folks are working together to choose stories that best represent the experiences of our direct community - Middlesex County. The power to choose what stories we tell each year no longer belongs to one or two people - it belongs to a group of creative people who know the county we live in, and seek to serve those needs first.
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