THE PINEAPPLE PROJECT
Who is Pineapple Project for?
In School Curriculum
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
"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
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.
We are fully vaccinated and test before performances :)
Tuesday, February 21
Cambridge Public Library - 2:00PM
Tuesday, April 18
BPL - Hyde Park - 10:30AM
Thursday, April 20
BPL - Roslindale - 1:00PM
Saturday, June 3
Goodnow Library, Sudbury - 10:30AM
Saturday, June 10
Watertown Free Library - 10:00AM
Sunday, June 11
Queer Family Festival at the Boston Center for the Arts - 2:00PM
Tuesday, June 20
Needham Free Library - 4:00PM
Saturday, June 24
Ashland Public Library - 10:30AM
Thursday, June 29
Merrimac Public Library - 11:00AM
Memorial Hall, Andover - 2:00PM
Thursday, July 13
Beverly Public Library - 10:30AM
Tuesday, July 18
Athol Public Library - 10:00AM
Erving Public Library - 1:00PM
Monday, August 7
Berlin Public Library - 6:00PM
Boston Children's Museum
Advent School, Boston
Baldwin School, Cambridge
Brooke School, Mattapan
Cambridgeport School Kindergarten
Eliot School, North End
Haggerty School, Cambridge
Heath School, Brookline
Roosevelt School, Melrose
Runkle Elementary School, Brookline
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
Ashland Public Library
Concord Public Library
Fox Library, Arlington
Medford Public Library
Melrose Public Library
Morrill Public Library, Norwood
Sharon Public Library
Wellesley Free Library
Eric Carle Museum
Habitot Children's Museum, Berkeley, CA
ASL show at Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Providence
Old Ship Church, Hingham
Melrose Unitarian Universalist
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
"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
"Though it was clearly written with children in mind, it was entirely enjoyable and enlightening for adults as well."
Old Ship Church, Hingham, MA
Sarah McGaughey, Elementary Principal
The Learning Center for the Deaf
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.
Ginger Lazarus, Playwright