There’s Nothing to Tell

Well, the time has come!  My first fully-produced shadow show is close to opening…just one week away!

This project is a culmination of both my research as a Chinese shadow puppet scholar/practitioner and work as a theatre maker.  It is a merging of these two things and so much more.  It is my small way to say I Heard You and Thank You to all the Chinese shadow puppet artists who have opened their work, homes and stories to me throughout the years.  It is also my way to say I Love You to the form itself.

If you are in the Twin Cities area, please consider spending a night with us, a cup of hot tea and the shadows.

~Thanks for reading

There’s Nothing To Tell 没有什么可说

There’s Nothing To tell is a full-length new work for the shadow theatre that mixes traditional Chinese and North American shadow styles to present the story of a Grandfather as a shadow puppeteer in China’s dying dynastic period through the Communist Revolution and into the modern era. As his only Granddaughter recounts his life story, questions arise of our place on the human continuum and the inheritance of story.

This shadow show is presenting in promenade style, serving tea and snacks throughout the show.

Appropriate for ages 8+


  • June 22nd at 7pm
  • June 23rd at 3pm and 7pm
  • June 24th at 7pm

At IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST THEATRE                                                               1500 East Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55407

we recommend buying tickets at the door but you can reserve tickets in advance by visiting the theatre’s website or calling them:

Annie Katsura Rollins is a fiscal year 2011 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November4, 2008.


One response to “There’s Nothing to Tell

  1. good luck and I enjoy reading your stories and about your development

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