Stages on the Sound is a nonprofit theatre company that brings arts education and theatrical productions to Catholic youth in the greater NYC area. For Christmas 2016, Artistic Director Will Ditterline wrote an original musical play inspired by the Christmas carol of Good King Wenceslas. The production was seen by over 6,000 students in grades 1–5 from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Albany.
The flyer for the play needed to appeal to children ages 6-11, as well as to school administrators and decision makers. The design makes use of a delightful double image. The double image serves to show King Wenceslas in two states, first in childlike play (as we see him in the start of the production), and then in a journey to generously give to the needy (as we see him in the end of the play when he has grown in maturity).
Bob Choiniere, Managing Director: "Maya was wonderful!! The artwork for our annual Christmas play is the first image that our schools see. It needs to not only catch the eye but also communicate the story. For Good King Wenceslas, Maya simply asked for 5 words that describe the play and she set to work. When she sent me the first draft, our entire board and staff replied with amazement! The design was simple, yet engaging and captured exactly the spirit of our production. We have called upon Maya for every design job since. Working with her is a joy and it is always exciting to see what she will come up with next!"
Scenes from the stage play, just for fun!
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