CLIMB Theatre Launches 'Faraway Woods' Podcast For Kids
March 30, 2016 at 3:35 PM (PT)
MINNESOTA-based touring children's theater CLIMB THEATRE has launched a new podcast, "FARAWAY WOODS," for kids ages 4-9. The podcast features characters like the Whimple Snivel, Pladapellaphant, Sticky Wicky the spider, and Mrs. M the wallaby. The podcast is funded in part through an Arts Learning grant from the MINNESOTA State Arts Board.
“This is unlike any project we’ve done before,” CLIMB Exec. Dir. PEG WETLI said. “Typically, theatres are limited in the audiences they can reach due to geography. Podcasting is a new technology that lets us create innovative, interactive programs that can be easily delivered to children around the world.
“We worked physical movement into the podcasts to engage kids on multiple levels. They jump into Mrs. M’s tummy pocket and hop far and wide. They run from lions and harmlessly tumble out of helicopters that are about to crash. The ever-new adventures completely engage and captivate little listeners.”