Performances to Grow On
Performances to Grow On
Toys for the Mind

Toys for the Mind Family Series
Family Entertainment to Educate and Inspire - in Ojai

The Toys For the Mind Family Series will offer audiences the opportunity to experience acclaimed performers in theatre, music, and movement.

Not Video games,
not TV,
something more real … more present.

Our world seems to be moving at break-neck speed with its most powerful
impact on our children. We wanted to create a series that takes audiences
to a gentler, dreamy place.

Bigger, Faster, More … not
Just enough imagination,
Just enough excitement,
More than Enough Wonder!

Toys For the Mind Family Series … an island away from all the Hustle and Bustle.
Give your child the gift of live performance!

Ticket orders received within 5 business days of the event will be held at Will Call and will not be shipped. All shows are best for ages 6+. There is a $4 handling fee per order (not per ticket) for tickets purchased online, by phone, or by mail order form. There is a $4 per ticket fee for tickets purchased at either Ojai box office.

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Leland Faulkner and 'Ghost'World of Wonder with Leland Faulkner
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Ojai Art Center Gallery

World of Wonder is a program that will delight audiences of all ages with the actor's imagination, the mime's skill, and the conjuror's craft. Beginning with the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs or hand shadows, Leland conjures up an amazing menagerie of silhouettes using only his hands. Imagine discovering a felt ring that allows Leland to become twenty four comic characters from around the world in a matter of minutes. Discover classical magic from the Far East as a Japanese magician lets folded paper butterflies fill the air with color in a beautiful homage to Old Japan. This is an awe-inspiring performance that takes audiences on a journey of imagination as they discover many cultures of the world.
www.lelandfaulkner.com | video | study guide

Advanced Tickets: Adults $15, Children $10
$5 more at the door

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Izzy TooinskyIzzi Tooinsky
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00pm
The Kim Maxwell Studio
226 W. Ojai Avenue, #102 , Ojai

Izzi Tooinsky combines two great arts, juggling so bold as to amaze the mind, and stories so enchanting as to capture the heart. His performance mixes wisdom and fun, intelligence and humor, laughter and education. Izzi Tooinsky … a true original!
www.izzitooinsky.com | video

Advanced Tickets: Adults $15, Children $10
$5 more at the door

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Kuniko Yamamoto's Origami WorkshopDoug Berky in
Foibles, Fables and other Imaskinations
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Ojai Art Center Gallery

Mask and physical theater artist Doug Berky's NEW! large mask theatre production FOIBLES, FABLES AND OTHER IMASKINATIONS presents stories for children and family audiences including The Tiger's Whisker, a Korean folktale about healing; Simple Gifts, a French story; and The Crocodile and the Monkey, a Jataka Tale from India. The performance is appropriate for families and elementary to middle school student groups. For nearly 3 decades, Doug Berky has brought classic solo physical-theatre performances to stages all over the world, transcending age, race and culture. Using the illusion of the mime, the antics of the clown, the transformation of his own handmade, original and exquisite masks, the suspense of a good story and the excitement of improvisation, Doug inspires laughter … and reflection.
www.dougberkytheatre.com | video | study guides

Advanced Tickets: Adults $15, Children $10
$5 more at the door

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Oregon Shadow TheatreThumbelina with The Oregon Shadow Theatre
Saturday, May 23, 2015, 4:00 - 5:00pm
The Kim Maxwell Studio
226 W. Ojai Avenue, #102, Ojai

Thumbelina is one of Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen's most delightful characters, a miniature girl born from a flower who has to find her own way in the world of nature. In this OST production Thumbelina journeys through a series of natural habitats to discover her home in the land of the flower fairies. The visual design of this colorful shadow play is drawn from Art Nouveau, the decorative art movement of the late 1800s which is characterized by its flowing organic lines and its nature themes. While the plot of the play follows Andersen's story, the script supports a comic sub text linking music of the 1960's and '70s to Thumbelina's desire to find her home in a land of flowers. The live music is performed on hammer dulcimer, electric guitar, and an assortment of percussion and sound effects devices. Oregon Shadow Theatre's production of "Thumbelina" has been awarded the UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry.
www.oregonshadowtheatre.com | video

Advanced Tickets: Adults $15, Children $10
$5 more at the door