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Trusty Sidekick has been crafting worlds for neurodiverse audiences and their caregivers for nearly a decade. For the first time, we have created a story for this audience that is designed to be experienced outside of a theater. A Perfect Party for Trees takes audiences on an outdoor promenade adventure as we join The Bear, The Beekeeper and Ms. Branch in their quest to create the perfect birthday party for the forest. The show features an original score of acoustic music, multi-sensory activities and a cast of puppet sidekicks. Our party hosts will lead families through nature as we create a gentle and playful space for our audience to dig like a badger, sing like a bird, and sit quietly like a tree to become a part of the forest itself. With no wrong way to celebrate, it will be the perfect party every time.

This summer A Perfect Party for Trees, a joyous musical outdoor puppet performance for neuro-diverse audiences and their caregivers at the Autism Nature Trail, will come to the ANT at Letchworth State Park for eight shows.

This show was created for neurodiverse audiences, ages 5 and up. Space is limited.

Capacity for each show is limited to 8, with an additional 6 accompanying family members (a total of 14 people/show).

It is FREE, and tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Learn more about the story, characters, and show by exploring the materials Trusty Sidekick Theater Company has created which are shared on this page (a social story, character guide, and storybook).

The performance has also been featured in a NY Times Article and Review.

Family Preparation Activities

Character Guide
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Puppet Character Guide
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