IN -TENTS
A CONSERVATION COMEDY
THE PROJECT
​IN-Tents was originally created and performed in the city of Mumbai, India in 2010. The idea was to create a family oriented, educational piece of entertaining physical comedy that aims to cut across cultural and linguistic barriers and be enjoyable for all age groups, especially children (3-12 years). Following its premiere, IN-Tents began its first tour in 2010, offering performances and workshops lead by the shows creators for thousands of street children, pediatric cancer patients, private and public school students, and teachers in India. The project was conducted in collaboration with over 10 Non-government organizations, such as Purvabhyas Theatre, Cancer Patients Aid Association, World Children Welfare Trust, Salaam Baalak Trust, World Vision India, among many others. ​
Since 2010, the project has travelled internationally and throughout the United States in conjunction with workshops for youth; The team has collaborated with international Artists/Theatre Makers/Educators from Canada, USA, and Egypt and has been invited to perform in top-tier international children's festivals including The Oregon Shakespeare Festival - Green Show in Ashland, USA and Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children in Cairo, Egypt.

HISTORY

2016

In April 2016, IN-Tents was invited for a weekend of performances at the Millibo Art Theatre (MAT), Colorado Springs, CO, USA as part of their"Family First' Series

2015

In March 2015, IN-Tents was selected by the US embassy in Cairo to be a part of AFCA's 5th annual Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children in Cairo and Alexandria. The festival also included performances from Italy, France, the Netherlands, and the UK. The IN-Tents team also conducted concurrent workshops with Children’s Cancer Hospital of Egypt, local schools and community children in Cairo and Alexandria.

In April 2015, IN-TENTs was invited to perform and conduct workshops with youth as part of the Northcoast Arts Integration Project at Eureka Public Schools in USA.

2014

IN-Tents was featured at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon as a part of the Green Show. 

2013

IN-Tents was invited to perform at Dell'Arte International in Blue Lake, California as a part of the annual summer Mad River Festival. 

2012

In 2012, the IN-Tents project received funding from the Puffin Foundation and private donors through an Indiegogo campaign to perform the show in national and state parks across the United States. The IN-Tents project reached 1,500 kids and camping families across the United States, in partnership with national and state park systems of California, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado, as well as the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association of Inyo National Forest, the Grand Canyon Trust, the Bureau of Land Management, among many others.
Venues Included:
Perigot Park, Blue Lake, CA 
Redwood State and National Parks, Humboldt County, CA, 
Including Elk Prairie, Mill Creek, and Jeddidah State Park
Spring Lake Regional Park, Sonoma County, CA
Mono Basin Scenic Area (Inyo National Forrest), CA
Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center (Inyo National Forest), CA 
The Desert Discovery Museum, Barstow, CA 
Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, AZ
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 
YMCA of the Rockies, Estes park, CO  
Children’s Museum of Denver, CO
Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids, Boulder CO