My Night in the Planetarium
Puppetry and Social Protest for Kids
My Night in the Planetarium is the culmination of a multi-year partnership between Wee the People and Puppet Showplace Theater that explored the power of puppetry to translate complex, difficult realities of colonialism, dictatorship, and dissent into kid-centered stories and scenes.
Inspired by Nagara's vivid illustrations, puppeteer Sarah Nolen created an intricate pop-up book world, which Nixon-Silberg skillfully animates. In keeping with Wee the People’s mission, the show invites frequent and active audience participation.
Funded by grants from the Jim Henson Foundation and the Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston program, the show offers families an engaging artistic experience aimed at sparking conversations about fairness, justice, and the power of protest.
LEARN MORE: Read Innosanto Nagara’s Washington Post Interview about My Night in the Planetarium and social justice activism for kids.