Bedtime Party Pupper Reading & Miniature Disco Diorama Workshop with C + C Mini Factory

Bedtime Party Pupper Reading & Miniature Disco Diorama Workshop with C + C Mini Factory

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Saturday, July 13th, 2024

Benson Theatre

10:00 AM

Running Time: 90 minutes

Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2024

In Collaboration With: C + C Mini Factory & Benson Theatre

Join us at the historic Benson Theatre on Saturday, July 13th for a raucous reading of A Night at the Farm: A Bedtime Party by C+C Mini Factory. Hear the book read by kitten Linda Mittens-Richardson (of The Winchester Whisker Sisters) followed by a Q&A with Chelsea Cates and Quinn Metal Corbin (of C+C Mini Factory). Participants will also craft their own miniature disco farm diorama!

Doors Open: 9:00 AM

Start Time: 10:00 AM

Workshop Price: $30 (covers workshop and materials)

Who Can Attend? This workshop is best for kids 6-10!

About Our Collaborators:

Established in 2012 in Brooklyn, NY, C+C Mini Factory is the work of artists Quinn Metal Corbin (Omaha, NE) + Chelsea Cates (Portland, OR). Chelsea and Quinn place miniatures in fanciful and otherworldly environments and photograph the outcome producing images that are nostalgic, theatrical, sometimes absurd, and always playful. C+C Mini Factory received the 7th Annual Shorty Award for “Best Instagrammer” in 2015 and have over 30K followers on Instagram. They were twice named an “account to follow” by Instagram itself, and were featured on their feed and blog. They have been featured by VICE, Travel + Leisure, BuzzFeed, VIMBY, Time Out New York, The Daily Miniature, Omaha Magazine, UNO Magazine and The Omaha-World Herald. They were named one of “The 25 Coolest Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following” by Business Insider India. As Influencers, C+C Mini Factory worked with Starbucks and Mozilla Firefox. Other collaborations have included Refinery29, Boundless Brooklyn, Putnam & Putnam, Miniature Rhino, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Lammily, and Projecteo. Their work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, San Francisco and they were a contributing artist in Kate Esme Ünver’s The Book of Mini. Their first picture book A Night at the Farm: A Bedtime Party (Running Press Kids) was released at all major booksellers February 2021. They are thrilled the book has now been adapted into a children’s musical by Jackie Kappes and Graham Ulicny (The Faint) produced by Omaha’s The Rose Theater in early 2024 where it played to over 5,000 audience members.

Cardinal Theatricals is based in New York City and consists of Andrew Rasmussen & Rob Laqui. Andrew is a director and creative producer. His work has taken him from Broadway around the globe. He has been a creative artist for Broadway Asia, Music Theatre International, Proscenium, Ordway Center and Artistic Director Norwegian Cruise Line, where he leveraged artistic partnerships from THE SECOND CITY to TWYLA THARP. His original puppet short, CHRISTMAS 1976 won several independent film awards and his Lifetime movie, A CONFLICT OF LOVE INTEREST comes out in spring 2024. Rob is a Tony Award-Winning creative producer. He performed in NYC and toured extensively as an actor, dancer and puppeteer as a member of various companies including MOMIX Dance Company, the first national tour of the National Theatre’s WAR HORSE under the world-renowned South African Handspring Puppet Company, David Byrne’s HERE LIES LOVE, and Cirque du Soleil’s collaboration with James Cameron in TORUK: THE FIRST FLIGHT – based off the hit movie AVATAR. Rob has been a choreographer, director, press representative for various productions, production spokesperson, puppet captain, puppet builder for Broadway and off-Broadway projects, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and a Sesame Street Workshop participant. 

Parking Information:

There is a loading zone directly in front of the theatre that you are welcome to use to drop off passengers or theatre patrons. Please observe that you cannot remain in the loading zone for more than 3 minutes. If you require assistance unloading or helping patrons inside, please feel free to ask at our Box Office when you arrive.

Parking for Benson Theatre shows is available in the following locations:

Cavanaugh Law Offices: This parking lot is available weekends and weekdays after 5 PM. It’s located behind the theatre (north) at 6035 Binney Street. When parking is available, you will see a Benson Theatre parking sign at the edge of the lot.

CHI Health Clinic:  This parking lot is available Monday-Friday after 6 PM and Saturday-Sunday after 3 PM. It’s located in the southwest of the theatre at 2734 N. 61st Street. When parking is available, you will see a Benson Theatre parking sign at the edge of the lot.

Public Parking Lot: A free public parking lot is located at 2729 N 61st Street. This lot is first come, first serve and is not managed by Benson Theatre. Please obey the parking lot signage when using this lot.

On-Street Parking: Benson also has on-street parking with some restrictions. There is a 2-hour maximum from 8 AM-5 PM on Maple Street and Military Avenue. There is no parking allowed on these streets between 2 AM-6 AM. 

Please note: The lot directly behind the theatre is not open for theatre parking. This lot is the property of Haney Shoe Store (located off Binney street in the back of Haney’s Shoe Store and Virtuoso Pizza).

We also highly recommend and encourage the use of carpooling to events with friends and family and multimodal transportation to reduce the difficulty in finding parking for an event. On weekend evenings especially, we suggest arriving at least 30 minutes early to allow ample time to find parking. Once you’re here, you can always hit one of the amazing restaurants for a pre-show bite or grab a drink at our lobby bar before the show!

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