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An illustrated audiobook celebrating science and discovery – inspired by the crucial work of Dr. Mya Breitbart at the USFSP College of Marine Science on researching the cause and cure of an epidemic killing long-spined sea urchins – and her verve for science and problem-solving. A beautiful theatre-and-science collaboration performed by Mimi Rice, directed by James Rayfield and illustrated by Mya Breitbart and her research team.

Thanks to a grant from the St Pete Arts Alliance and the St Petersburg Office of Cultural Affairs, new Spanish versions of Sparks stories for kids, performed by the terrific cast of Lillian Almodovar, Dora Arreola Fernando Chonqui and J.L. Rey.

Creative stories that welcome Spanish-speaking kids and families, bilingual folk and people learning Spanish.

Una historia de audio intepretada por Lillian Almodovar y ilustrada por Creative Clay – celebrando la amistad, la familia y la música. An audio story performed by Lillian Almodovar and illustrated by Creative Clay – celebrating friendship, family and music.

¡Cuando no puedas dormir, llama a Los Ositos de la Noche! Interpretada por J.L. Rey, con maravillosos fotos de la Luna sobre Tampa Bay por Dave Waterman. When you can’t sleep, call the Bedtime Bears! Performed by J.L. Rey, with gorgeous photos of the Moon over Tampa Bay by Dave Waterman.

Una historia de audio interpretada por Fernando Chonqui y ilustrada por Creative Clay.

Puede descargar las palabras aquí, para leer con nosotros.

Puede disfrutar la historia en español con audio solo, o con las imagines y palabras. You can enjoy this story in Spanish with audio only, or with images and words.

A brilliant performance in Spanish by Fernando Chonqui of this fun short work illustrated by Creative Clay celebrating resilience and not giving up. Fernando spectacularly rolled down what’s maybe the only hill in St Pete and landed at the feet of then-Mayor Rick Kriseman as a dancer in the original performance, commissioned by the Roser Park Neighborhood Association to celebrate Jeff Whipple’s new public art installation.

Sunday, January 28
during the 3-6 pm Art & Science Exhibition
at the USF St Petersburg campus

A beautiful theatre-science collaboration inspired by the crucial work of Dr. Mya Breitbart at the USFSP College of Marine Science on the deadly epidemic killing long-spined sea urchins, and her verve for science.

Performed by Mimi Rice, directed by James Rayfield and illustrated by Mya Breitbart, with hearty thanks to Makenzie Kerr.

November 4, 2023
at St Pete Pride
and
December 9, 2023
at the LGBTQ Resource Center at the Gulfport Library

Celebrating the beautiful diversity of families in our world, as a young girl tries to tell the story of her family in a class where creativity bursts beyond the state-mandated lesson plan. Performed by Eugenie Bondurant, John Huls, Fernando Chonqui David Warner and Jay Hoff, directed by Jim Rayfield.

Many thanks to Creative Clay‘s guest artists and teaching artists for leading drawing sessions for the illustrations in the upcoming videos in English and in Spanish.

Made possible by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
and the St. Petersburg Office of Cultural Affairs

Balls bounce, so why not me?

An illustrated audiobook for kids – performed by Mimi Rice and illustrated by Creative Clay, with sound design by Matt Cowley.

Spanish version in the works,
thanks to a St Pete Arts Alliance grant!

October 1, 2023 at 2 pm
Free
at The Studio@620

A live radio theatre-style performance of Isaac’s Firetruck where our wonderful audience joined in on the vocal sound effects by making space sounds and sirens – and created illustrations for a new free illustrated audiobook!

It’s a fun story about how a Firetruck (who gets in trouble for putting out barbecues and birthday cakes), and Eloise (who’s trying to save their neighborhood from interstellar danger) team up to put out a small actual fire – and all ends happily.  Performed by the wonderful actors David Warner, Mary Rachel Quinn, Robin O’Dell and Bridget Bean, directed by Jim Rayfield.

Special thanks to Isaac French for requesting this fun play during Tiny Plays By Telephone in the early crazy days of lockdown! Many thanks to Creative Clay‘s Jenny D. and Coral Walden for guiding a wonderful drawing session after the performanc – and many thanks, as ever, to Marcus Wehby, Coralette Damme, Bob Devin Jones and The Studio@620!

Made possible by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and the St. Petersburg Office of Cultural Affairs

a free illustrated audiobook for kids

When you can’t sleep, call the Bedtime Bears! Featuring a wonderful performance by the amazing voice actor and guitarist Dave Waterman, with lovely illustrations from his ongoing photography series focused in his beautiful backyard and on the grounds of USF’s Contemporary Art Museum.

Spanish version in the works,
thanks to a St Pete Arts Alliance grant!

July 30, 2023
A Benefit for The Studio@620

Visual artwork by Chris C.

A Rollicking, Gender-Bending Radio-Theatre-Telenovela Adventure in Four Cliffhanger Episodes, illustrated by Creative Clay to benefit The Studio@620. Written through the long pandemic with James Rayfield and Tom Sivak and performed by the amazing Vickie Daignault, Robin O’Dell, Stephanie Roberts and David Warner.

More here.

A free illustrated audiobook for kids – about a small dog who barks at buses, until he gets to ride one. Performed by David Warner and Kate Young, illustrated by Catherine Woods and directed by Jim Rayfield.

A free illustrated audiobook for kids – with visual, literary and performing artists creating work inspired by rainbows, and the word “rainbow” in many voices.

Find the many lovely artists involved here.

April 30, 2023
Back Porch Theater

A beautiful premiere thanks to the amazing Back Porch Theater and the terrific cast of Miranda Jonte and Neil McGarry.

You can watch this beautiful performance here.