THE STORIES

Darling

Written by: Erika Jenko

Synopsis: The Darlings are a family who thrive off of make believe. When one of the Darlings starts the battle against cancer, everyone jumps in to support each other. As the battle progresses, hints of the past start to seep in through the playroom window. Inspired by the lore of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, "Darling" examines the grieving process through the eyes of a child.

Penelope

Written/Directed/Produced by: Erika Jenko

Puppet Designer/Builder: Jessica Nebeker

Synopsis: After suffering an unimagineable loss, Joe chooses a quiet life at home. As the years progress and the scars become deeper, he loses the drive to seek connection outside of his home. His only solace in life is the puppet he's built who he raises as his own daughter. Inspired by "Pinnochio," "Penelope" examins the magnitude of depression and agoraphobia and the need for connection and empathy to survive.

Rabbit Hole Society

Written/Directed/Produced by: Erika Jenko

Synopsis: A secret society of storytellers meeting in unique locations. This immersive evening presents three original short plays once per season.

Princes Don't Live in Cyberland

Written/Directed/Produced by: Erika Jenko

Synopsis: Erika has always dreamed of finding her prince. Having grown up in the Disney princess generation and moving on to work at Disneyland, Erika thought she had the whole fairy tale thing figured out. A walk through the forest of her family tree changes everything.

Based on the true story of three generations of women. "Princes" follows the story of the sacrifices, secrets and loss that bind a family together. 

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