Who is Pineapple Project for? 

 

  • Early Learning

  • Ages 3-8

  • Libraries

  • In School Curriculum 

Testimonials

"I fell out of my seat three times it was so funny!"

"The Pineapple Project showed me how to play nicely with others and share."

"We learned that people can wear whatever they want and play with whatever they want and be whatever they want." 

"100 thumbs up!"

"I liked how all the toys were for everyone."

"I am the Pineapple King!" 

- Joe, age 6 3/4

"This play is hilarious. I can't stop laughing!"

"It was good."

- Lucas age 2 1/2 

Kids following performances

 

My students and I loved the Pineapple Project. Through watching, we learned about the importance of friendship and being our genuine selves without the play feeling overly didactic. And bonus, many belly-laughs were had by all!

Elizabeth Soeiro, Librarian Cambridgeport Elementary

Upcoming Performances

We are now scheduling virtual programming! Contact us for details. 

LIBRARIES:

Cambridge Libraries 

LIVE Performance via Zoom

August 8 - 11AM

Sharon Public Library

LIVE Performance via Zoom

August 1 - 11AM

Past Performances 

  • Boston Children's Museum

  • Advent School, Boston

  • Baldwin School, Cambridge

  • Brooke School, Mattapan

  • Runkle Elementary School, Brookline

  • Heath School, Brookline

  • Cambridgeport School Kindergarten

  • Haggerty School, Cambridge

  • Eliot School, North End 

  • Roosevelt School, Melrose

  • BPL Branches: Adams Street, Brighton, Central, Charlestown, Chinatown, Codman Square, Connolly, Curtis Hall, East Boston, Egleston, Fields Corner, Grove Hall, Honan-Allston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, North End, Parker Hill, South Boston, Uphams Corner, West Roxbury

  • Cambridge Public Library

    • Main Branch​

    • Central

    • O'Connell

  • O'Neill Library, Cambridge

  • Wellesley Free Library

  • Eric Carle Museum

  • Fox Library, Arlington

  • First Event

  • ASL show at Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Providence

  • Old Ship Church, Hingham

  • Melrose Unitarian Universalist

  • OUT Metrowest

  • Metrowest Jewish Day School

  • Tutus for Batman: A gender identity workshop for kids (Wee The People) - The Meeting Point, Puppet Showplace, BPL

ASL interpreted performances made possible by Live Arts Boston Grant:

  • Boston Children's Museum

  • Boston Public Library - Central

  • The Learning Center​

  • Horace Mann

Pineapple Project performed for our elementary students recently and the children are still chatting about it!  Lots of fun and action, color, and interaction. Loads of energy! Thanks for a wonderful and meaningful performance.

Nancy Maguire Heath, Director

Rhode Island School for the Deaf

The way you set it up---the opportunity to give feedback to make it more accessible for our students provided even more access. We are always exploring ways to address bias, and your play was a perfect way to touch on gender equality.

Sarah McGaughey, Elementary Principal

The Learning Center for the Deaf

"Encouraging our visitors to be themselves while accepting others, Pineapple Project was both funny, engaging, and empowering.  In other words, it fulfilled the promise of theater – cultivating empathy, perspective taking, and a deeper understanding of yourself and others. If you can do all that while making a 3-year-old laugh, you’re doing pretty good."

Steve Schroth, Culture and Performing Arts Educator - Boston Children's Museum

So appreciative of the amazing show and the age-appropriate way that topics are addressed that can, at times, be difficult.  We had parents share how they had challenges with their son wanting to bring a pink rest mat to school as they were worried about teasing. They had a perspective shift after the performance due to the subtle, but powerful reminder to let their child be who he wants and not impose tainted bias. Not only does The Pineapple Project bring a sense of open-mindedness and education to our students and families, but it also embodies the guiding principles of our school and faculty members that we hope to instill in all of our little learners.  

Nicole Pantazis - Kindergarten Teacher, Eliot School

Following Performance adapted for Zoom:

"The kids were smiling and laughing throughout the whole performance. I’ve never seen them so happy on a zoom. Some were  laughing so hard their screens were shaking! I’ve seen this show live four times and this virtual performance was just as fun and engaging!" 

Rebecca Koocher, Kindergarten Teacher - Heath School

"It's like slapstick in a tiny Zoom square!"

Jessica Luck, CSUSB Professor, Mom

Pineapples are delicious and good for you, and so is the Pineapple Project! What a fun, heartfelt way to open up conversations about gender with kids and families. 

"Though it was clearly written with children in mind, it was entirely enjoyable and enlightening for adults as well."

Old Ship Church, Hingham, MA

Ginger Lazarus, Playwright

© 2015 by The Pineapple Project 

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