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About the Grant

$30,000 to support the development and production of Avanti Da Vinci (MAP 2003), by designer and author Jason Hines and director Jon Ludwig.

About the Project

The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure - a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. During the past 25 years, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry, and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and the hands-on Museum, as well as Distance Learning and Outreach Programs. Three performance series host a variety of shows geared towards educating as well as entertaining audiences. Patrons of all ages will enjoy the productions in the Family Series and SummerFest. Most productions meet Georgia QCC Standards, and Study Guides for each Family Series show are available for download.

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Jon Ludwig, Associate Artistic Director at the Center for Puppetry Arts, is an accomplished performer, director and theater designer who has worked in Atlanta, New York and abroad. His multi-faceted vision allows him to create work that educates and entertains both family and adult audiences. In the 22 years he has been at the Center, Ludwig has written and directed ten distinctive shows for the Center’s Family Series that educate and appeal to children and adults. He is also recognized as an innovator in the field of adult puppetry theater. In 1997, he was the featured guest artist at the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center where he workshopped a new production, Home. Ludwig was named Critics’ Choice, Best Local Playwright by Creative Loafing (Best of Atlanta ’98, October 1998). The critics wrote “Ludwig and his fellows turn original ideas into unforgettable images.” His 1998 educational production The Body Detective visualized a tour through the human body as a film noir mystery. This production was named one of the highlights of the 1997-98 Atlanta theater season by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Creative Loafing.
In 2003, MAP Fund supported the development and production of <EM>Avanti Da Vinci,</EM> by designer and author Jason Hines and director Jon Ludwig.
In 2003, MAP Fund supported the development and production of Avanti Da Vinci, by designer and author Jason Hines and director Jon Ludwig.





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