Small Acts of Daring Invention


Small Acts of Daring Invention, inspired by the life and work of Dare Wright, author of the children’s book series The Lonely Doll, is an image rich, musically driven exploration of the space between this life and the next. The play teases the realness of the unreal and investigates the endless resources of the imaginative realm. With one actress and five puppeteers, Small Acts lives in an expansive world where the child and adult consciousness coexist. The play asks: How do we bury and resurrect the past? Where does our soul find its home? How do we confront reality and dare to invent our own? On a journey delicate, dangerous, playful, and dark, transcendence is the final destination.

With Amanda Glynn Card, Simon Catillon, Takemi Kitamura, Ariel Lauryn, Andrew Murdock, and Tracy Weller.

Producer: Mason Holding TheatreTracy Weller, Artistic Director
Producing Director/General Manager Reed Ridgley
Playwright: Tracy Weller
Director: Kristjan Thor
Puppetry: Simple Mischief Studios
Scenic design: Christopher and Justin Swader
Costumes: Natalie Loveland
Lighting: Daisy Long
Projections: Yana Biryukova
Music Composition and Sound by Philip Carluzzo
Props: Patricia Marjorie
Production Manager: Mitchell Strong
Production Stage Manager: Eszter Zador
Assistant Stage Manager: Mary Kate Baughman

Updated: March 8, 2023

HERE is now a mask-optional space. All patrons attending HERE performances and events will no longer be required to wear masks.

We ask all audience members to please stay home if they have a sore throat, are feeling sick in any other way, or have been recently exposed to COVID-19, and to please contact the box office for refunds or exchanges.

All of our performers, technicians, and staff members are required to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, they are participating in an active testing regimen to keep everyone as safe as possible.

HERE reserves the right to revise protocols as the rate of transmission changes and in light of new scientific data that may present itself.


Wed-Fri, 8:30PM

Sat, 4pm & 8:30PM

Approx. 90 mins

We understand the extreme challenges that our current financial climate presents. No matter your socioeconomic status, we want everyone to have access to groundbreaking art. There are ten tickets priced at $10 available for each performance on a first-come, first-served basis, for those in need of financial assistance. These tickets are available with the code ACCESS. Limit two tickets per patron. Subject to availability.


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