The Doll People are a family of Victorian china dolls who come to life when humans aren't looking. The day Annabelle finds a mysterious journal is the day she meets her new all-plastic, all-modern neighbor, Tiffany Funcraft. The two make a pact to search for Auntie Sarah Doll, who disappeared 45 years before. But first they must find the courage to leave the Doll House, hide from humans, escape the cat and be kind to spiders.
About an hour long, with a unit set and 10 original songs, The Doll People was workshopped and performed at Smith College in October 2013. Currently playing at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland Michigan through Aug 8, 2014, The Doll People is available for licensing. Contact Pat McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org for a perusal script.
The photos feature moments from the the Smith College production (directed by Ellen Kaplan, photography by John Crispin) and the Hope Summer Rep's CPT production (directed by Jahnna Beecham, photography by Louis Schakel).
Demo songs performed by Leah Sanginitti (Annabelle, Bobby), Hannah Gassaway (Tiffany, Auntie Sarah); Malcolm Hillgartner (Uncle Doll); piano accompaniment by Darcy Danielson.