Introducing... The Donkey Prince!
Trobár created a children's show based on the medieval Asinarius story, with songs and instrumental music insertions - and we'd love to bring it to children near you!!
We took it for a test drive (well, really 6 test drives!) in the Spring of 2022, supported in part by a Mini-Grant from Early Music America. Thanks Early Music America!
Now we're ready to perform it wherever there's an audience - classrooms, schools, afterschool programs, libraries, birthday parties - get in touch with us if you're interested and we'll be happy to see if we can accommodate you. Our fee for the show is also somewhat negotiable. In certain situations, we may be able to apply for grants to cover the cost. Don't let the fee keep you from reaching out.
Coloring pages designed by artist Meriem Bahri and colored by our young audience members
The Donkey Prince is a coming-of-age tale from the 13th c. adapted for today’s children, grades K-3. The story follows a young donkey as he explores his inner identity, discovers music, develops resilience, learns to play the harp, and gains the acceptance of others. Trobár members Allison Monroe and Elena Mullins perform the role of modern-day minstrels, singing, playing vielle and harp, and narrating. The show involves participatory elements for the children, including singing, responding to verbal cues, answering questions in post-performance discussion, taking turns playing a mini harp, and taking home two coloring sheets.
To read more about the show, download this informational packet!