As the ocean begins to change around her, one young trilobite sets off with a band of friends on a journey across the Panthalassic Ocean to solve the ancient prophecy of her species: "The trilobites cannot live, but will not die..."

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming World Premiere production of RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES in March, 2019, in a co-production between CollaborationTown and Flint Repertory Theater.

RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES is an epic, puppet-filled musical adventure set underwater 500 million years ago, it tells the story of the ancient ocean’s dominant species -- trilobites -- as a major geological shift threatens their existence.  With humor and songs, the play explores family, loss, and our connection to and impact on our planet. Directed by Lee Sunday Evans, co-created with Geo, Jordan and composer Nicholas Williams, the show will feature puppets designed by Amanda Villalobos. Also joining the team as our Executive Producer and puppet consultant is Jean Marie Keevins for Little Shadow Productions. We cannot wait to birth this undersea adventure (with environmental themes which are all too pertinent to now) for audiences of all ages, with a beautiful full production!

RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES was developed as part of the New Victory LabWorks at The New Victory Theater in New York City. Development of the show was supported by: The Dramatist GuildThe New York State Council on the Arts as well as The Jim Henson Foundation.

Check out the LabWorks website, and read about the residency announcement in the NY Times.


Also in development:


Originally a commission from LCT3 / Lincoln Center, CollaborationTown is developing a new devised play called CANDY, a darkly satirical, contemporary adaptation of Voltaire’s Candide.