MO WILLEMS KENNEDY CENTER EDUCATION ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Posted on 27 August 2019
New York Times Selling and Caldecott Honor Award winning writer and animator Mo Willems has newly been appointed as the first ever Education Artist-in-Residence at The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts!
"The creator of The Pigeon series, Knuffle Bunny, and Elephant & Piggie, Mo will develop and present multidisciplinary programming and performances across the Kennedy Center including theater, jazz, dance, classical music, comedy, digital experience, and outreach over the next two years."
Upcoming Events to watch out for include!!!
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus ( The Musical)
With a script written by Mo Willems alongside collaborator and Disney Jr.’s Muppet Babies executive producer Mr. Warburton, and featuring music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the award winning composer behind Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!, this comedic musical production is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party! Get ready to flap your wings and fly with joy!
November 23, 2019- January 5, 2020
Jazz Doodle Jam
A participatory musical experience where kids and grown-ups will doodle to music played onstage by Jason Moran and The Bandwagon. The band reacts and improvises to the audience's explorations, jamming together with pictures and music, blurring the lines between artists and audience!
March 13-14, 2020
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
This is a hilarious fractured, symphonic take on the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears, as retold by MO WILLEMS. This new classic is presented by favorite performers and the National Symphony Orchestra, featuring original music composed by indie pop icon and NSO Artistic Advisor BEN FOLDS.
April 19, 2020