Miracle Workshop is a collaborative project with Give Kids the World Village, a nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW has reached out to us because they currently have an interactive puppet installation that has not been in use due to safety reasons. They have asked us to be able to control the puppet from a remote location, rather than in the current crawl space.
Our goal is to design, fabricate, and install a robust animatronic figure that can be easily operated by a naïve user-which in the GKTW context would be their volunteers. Additionally, we are reimagining Tom Foolery’s story, creating a more interactive show, and installing show elements to develop a magical, immersive experience for the children who visit the village.
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219