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What about Kevin? An update from that boy in the Barbie aisle - August 18, 2023

Annual concert in Garden City honors creative work and growing pains of students, faculty - July 6, 2023

The art of community: How creative contributions can transform a Kansas town - May 21, 2022

Western Kansas’ lack of arts opportunities deters young people from living on the plains - Mar 26, 2022

When it comes to indie filmmaking, there's no place like home; Sundance Film Festival returns to the Sunflower State - Feb 4, 2022

It takes a village, people; How pride came to Western Kansas - Aug 4, 2021

PILOT SCENE - (adult audience) from Watch for Deer, an original comedy series about the struggles of living in the closet in Kansas in the 60s and 80s and coming out in modern times.

GHOST STORY - (teen audience) - from Murder at the Wolf Hotel, an interactive murder-mystery set in Prohibition-Era Kansas. A bumbling detective must sleuth out who-dun-it while uncovering what "crimes" the locals may actually be guilty of.

MUSICAL BOOK & LYRICS 1 | MUSICAL BOOK & LYRICS 2 (teen audience) from Felt Left Out, a new musical parodying how puppet icons, Bert and Ernie, met while giving an important LGBTQ+ History Lesson on the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

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GOOD KING WENCESLAS - Western Kansas Children's Puppet Theater Fall 2022

ONDINE: A Queer Fairy Tale - New York Comic Con 2022

The TRIALS of DAVID: A Queer, Biblical, Puppet Play - KANSAS TOUR Summer 2021

Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN - KANSAS TOUR Summer 2021


Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL - KANSAS TOUR Fall 2019

Charles Dickens' OLIVER TWIST - KANSAS TOUR Fall 2019


J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN - KANSAS TOUR Summer 2019


𝐵𝑒𝒶𝓊𝓉𝓎, 𝒮𝓁𝑒𝑒𝓅𝒾𝓃𝑔


The classic Grimm's tale "The Sleeping Beauty" is flipped when we learn what Princess Rose has been dreaming up for the last hundred years. Discovering she has the power to enter the dreams of others, our heroine journeys to find the right prince to wake her from her cursed sleep. But she'll soon discover not all princes are charming. Will she find her lost dream prince or will The Dark Fairy find her first?


"This book is a familiar story written with humor, expressive dialogue, and a little magic, about finding compassion, kindness, and acceptance of others. Brett created witty, charming characters and lets them tell their own stories through their words and actions. The illustrations throughout the book are expressive and delightful, and add a lot of fun to the story. It is enjoyable to read and readers of any age, especially those who like fairy tales, will find something to appreciate and think about in this story."

-Penny Dunn, Kansas Educator

CHILDREN'S BOOK - from Beauty, Sleeping Written and Illustrated by Brett Crandall, a fairytale about agency, chivalry, and gender identity.

A Children's Book

by Brett Crandall



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