Patricia Gomis handles a wooden puppet
Patricia Gomis handles a wooden puppet
Patricia Gomis handles a wooden puppet
La Compagnie Djaram’Arts and Le Tas de Sable – Chez Panses Vertes present

Petit bout de bois

April 24 to 27, 2022
Duration: 45 minutes
Ages: 8 to 12 years old

PETIT BOUT DE BOIS, A PUPPET SHOW ABOUT THE LIFE OF STREET CHILDREN IN SENEGAL. Exploited by a deceptive school system, the young Souleymane finds himself on the street, forced to beg and to bring what he’s collected back to the Serignes daara, “Koranic masters” who will supposedly educate him.

A story about the courage of resourceful children who do not give up on their dreams despite life’s hardships.

Distribution
Patricia Gomis
Creative team

Written and performed by: Patricia Gomis
Direction: Sylvie Baillon
Actor’s direction: Jeannine Gretler
Music: Ndeye Seck
Puppet workshop: Vera Rozanova et les enfants du Village Pilote
Graphic design and technical support: Cécile Balate
Costume design: Mame Fagueye Bâ
Set design: Mayoro Ndiaye
Art consultant: Fanny Berard
Production manager: Compagnie Djarama Sénégal
Co-produced with: Le Tas de Sable – Ches Panses Vertes
With the support of: Ministère de la Culture du Sénégal – Institut Français and Région Haut de France, La Cie de la Casquette (Belgique), École des Sables (Sénégal)
Acknowledgement: Village pilote et le SAMU Social Sénégal

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