In collaboration with playwright Gillian Clark and company (please see the team below), Jen's illustrations accompany the Adventures story book.
Adventures is "inspired by the fisher price cassette tape books that [Gillian] would get at garage sales growing up. The set was a cassette tape and a book, that came in a Ziploc bag that [she] would store under [her] bed. The tape had chimes in it that would tell you when to flip the page. [Gillian] wanted to share that Ziploc, cassette tape picture book magic..."
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For a mature audience, Adventures is
"Part fairy tale part gritty-real-life tale" and "invites us to the roots of the Mother Tree to witness the stories of PJ and Wendy, two teenagers on the edge of a life altering moment. PJ lives on a boat with his boys and it’s called S.S. Neverland cuz its Never-On-Land. Wendy likes to wear high heeled flip flops while running through the woods at night. Mother Tree, our solo narrator, is a 300-year-old tree. She plays the parts of PJ and Wendy as she tells the story of how they got to be standing on her tallest branch, deciding whether they’ll fly or fall if they jump off."
The team behind Adventures:
Text/Concept by Gillian Clark/ Composition/Sound Design by Jackson Fairfax-Perry/ Illustration by Jen Bulthuis/ Performance Direction by Christian Barry and Sadie Laflamme-Snow/ Co-conspired by Gillian Clark, Sadie Laflamme-Snow and Christian Barry/ Land Acknowledgement Consultation by Willian Johnson/ Adventures with Image Description Consultation Daphnée Sorel-Coupal/ Composition/Sound Design Mentor Aaron Collier/ Produced by Laura Vine-Cram and Gillian Clark (Keep Good (Theatre) Company)/ Print Design by Alex Mann/ Web Design By Justin Thomas/ Title Graphic Design by Colleen MacIsaac/ Recorded at Village Sound (and in Sophia Black's closet)/ Printed at BookArt