About the play: The day the Crayons Quit is a play based on the bestselling book of the same name. Written by Drew Daywalt, this is a delightful little book about how all the crayons in the box are protesting about something or the other. They all have a genuine problem and have had enough. So they decide to quit.
Using parts of the book, we've used a bunch of visual elements to bring alive the problems of the crayons on stage, is it creating fire engines, waterfalls, seas, skies, Santa's sleigh, a fashion show. This play is 45 mins of high energy engagement with kids as we transport them into the world of the crayons. We've modified a couple of really popular songs to communicate what's happening on stage and to get our tiny people to sing along with us. The final song encapsulates what the takeaway from the play really is.
Director's: Anna Thomas
About Jugaad Theatre: Jugaad Co. is a theatre collective co-founded by Anna and Jimmy in 2012. They have a collective experience of close to 30 years with over 900 shows behind them. Jugaad Co. has several short plays to their credit with some of them winning awards as well. Apart from that, they have also produced 5 full length plays. Their plays have won awards for best acting, production, and direction across multiple cities in India. Their current offering is a children's play called The Day the Crayons quit based on a book by the same name. The play has been a resounding success running to sold-out shows across Bangalore. Both Jimmy and Anna are full-time working professionals in addition to what they do with Jugaad. They are also full-time parents to a 5-year old. Jimmy is an RJ with Radio Mirchi 95 FM and is a popular figure in Radio and Theater in Bangalore for many years now. Anna is an Analytics professional and partner in an Analytics company called Amplify based out of Bulgaria Jugaad loves creating and telling stories relevant to the Indian urban audience. Their attempt has always been to keep the stories as Indian and as close to home reflection and inclusion of our community and the world in which we live.
About the Director : Anna Thomas has been dabbling in theatre since the early 2000s. She took to directing plays in 2012 with the formation of the own theater company called Jugaad Co. She has directed several short plays and a few full lengths play. Her short plays have won several awards across India. She has also collaborated with school kids to create plays. She currently consults with an analytics company in Bulgaria and has her hands full with a 5-year-old daughter.