Zoo Stories 2019: Frogs, Polar Bears, Bats & Wolves!

A collaboration with the Detroit Zoo, in 2019 CMAP was commissioned to create four new puppet shows about specific animals in their care. Composing dialogues and storyboards based on interviews with zoo caretakers,  administrative and curatorial staff, CMAP artists built and performed these zoo performances first for zoo visitors every Saturday during summer 2019, then toured the shows to various public libraries and outdoor amphitheaters in the city, reaching a total audience of over 5,000 viewers by the end of the summer. (Click here to read the Detroit Zoo's press release about the project.)

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