Halloweirdity! -- October 2021

The Twistful Meadow, a fantasy mechanism nature park,
Halloweirdity! -- The Portal is acting up again -- it's spewing shook up characters like a tornado -- very Oz, I mean odd. And the Meadow O'Riggnals have really got their hackles up. They were never fond of the "Humans just visiting" idea and now these newbies, calling THEM fictitious, making trouble and bursting into song at every turn of the road; it is obnoxious and the mood is volatile.
But that should not discourage YOU! Bring your non-fiction human family, especially the kids, and take a tour, meet our characters, solve predicaments or outwit them, or barely escape. The Meadow has lots of other side activities, games, crafts, challenges, food, costumed characters and entertainment for you while you await your tour.
Dress for the weather. Cover your legs and wear full shoes as the meadow has thistles and nature wants to eat you.
October 17, 22, 23, 24, 29 & 30, 2021, 5pm to 9pm.
5:30 to 7:30pm -- Tours of Halloweirdity at the Twistful Meadow
8pm -- Performance of "Little Orphant Annie" by James Whitcomb Riley, 10 minutes
followed by campfire relaxation. --- (Scheduled times may change.)

October 31, 7:30 to 10pm - Halloween Party!
Get Updates & leave Comments at www.FB.com/TwistfulMeadow.

AUDITIONS Sat. & Sun. Sept. 18 & 19
Auditions for "Little Orphant Annie" by James Whitcomb Riley,
and Wizard of Oz and Meadow Characters are
Saturday and Sunday, Sept 18 & 19, 1 to 3pm, at TekVenture Maker Space, 1550 Griffin St., Fort Wayne, IN 46803.

See the CAST list at Audition DETAILS!
Contact Jeannette Jaquish at 260 750-9013, ecstatictheatrics@yahoo.com
Get Updates & leave Comments at www.FB.com/TwistfulMeadowDesigns.

The Twistful Meadow is across from TekVenture Maker Space.
1550 Griffin St., Fort Wayne, 46803

The Twistful Meadow
is a theatrical fantasy mechanism nature park with costumed characters and giant puppets, a maze, quest challenges, games, playground and a wide concert and event flat.

A NIPSCO grant funds wildflowers, fruit trees & a playground!
PLEASE help us and have fun doing it! We need child and adult volunteers to play characters and help with set up.
To help, please contact Jeannette at 260 750-9013 or jeannettejaquish@yahoo.com. Please check out Twistful Meadow Designs if you want to join us in creating.
Questions? -- Jeannette Jaquish 260-750-9013 cell, ecstatictheatrics@yahoo.com.
ArtBotz by Levon Vojtokofsky.

Since then we had a fire next door that filled TekVenture with soot and smoke and fried our stage lighting and soot stained many costumes. Then there was a pandemic during which we kept working to clean up and repair and paint much of the building. Now, finally with most everything restored, we still have the electric to finish and floodplain anti-repair regulations to deal with.

A weird and fun time was had at the
Holiday Happenings and Krampus VS Santa Battle Op
Dec. 14, 2019 at TekVenture

Charlotte Glaze, 13, won a game of Hnefatafl, an ancient Irish, Norse, English game, against Krampus, an ancient Norse nemesis of Santa. Charlotte had the advantage of real fingers and being on her school's chess team.

The veterans band The Annex jammed with Santa (Evan Snaufer), The Mayor of Maker Town (Hunter Evans), and Krampus (Dylan Senff) whose claws cause him to shred instruments so he joined the audience instead.
Dylan played Snape in our Harry Potter parody in 2017 and Evan played Lucky the Leprechaun in 2018. Both have done lots of professional quality theater work at other theaters. Hunter is a theater junior at PFW.

Aug. 10 & 11, 2019
“The Damsel Game”
Prince Charming tosses questions to Cinderella, Snow White and Rapunzel to pick his Dream Date . . . . Nightmare!

"Strange Time at the Science Fair”
The little science nerd says his invention can control time, but the judge can't see it.

After the show we played games and made crafts with tools.

2018 Shows:

Who Framed Lucky the Leprechaun?

The Wizard of Oz

SNAFU in Santa's Workshop

2018 Shows:

Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice

When Santa's Away / Reindeer #3 is Squeaking

QUESTIONS? Contact writer/director Jeannette Jaquish at 260 750-9013 cell, or 260 484-5946 home.

Several of our actors appeared in funny campaign videos I produced.
Gerrymander ReDistrictus - A Hitchcock Parody
Starring: Claudia Eifrid and Isaac Lengacher

See them all Jeannette's online videos (she has plenty more on DVD) at www.Facebook.com/EcstaticTheatricsFW

''Wizard of Oz''performed Aug. 3,4,10,11,24 & 25, 2018
Glowing review of "Slipperzzzz!" in Whatzup?>
Videos of past show scenes
All Scripts by Jeannette Jaquish
ORDER DVDs of Christmas show and Harry Potter parody!


A New Charter School is coming to Fort Wayne!

Academics mixed with Hands On Activities.
- Teaching the standards using exciting history & science story/facts, practiced in action games and quests.
- Kids learn life skills and problem solving. Do tools, dance, music, business, gardening, cooking and construction.
- Starting with 2 grades, expanding to K-5th grades.
- Day School 8 to 3pm & Evening School 4 to 11pm! Sports 3 to 4pm.
- Bus rides for most students, plus weekly field trips for every student.
- Planning for the 2021-22 school year.
- Complying with ALL public school regulations.
- This is a FREE charter school education.


Past Shows of Ecstatic Theatrics


Past shows of The Firehouse Theater

My History:
Before starting Ecstatic Theatrics, I ran the Firehouse Theater in Fort Wayne for 3.5 years, producing 78 shows/305 performances, until closing Feb. 2010. Since then I produced "Don't Look in the Lake" at Fright Night 2011, "The New Wizard of Oz Musical" at the University of St. Francis and the Main Library auditorium, "Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice ~ the sssPOOF!" at Franke Park, and a Christmas show at the Main Library in 2012.
In 2013, I did "Slipperzzzz! Cobb and the 12 Dancing Princesses" at Cinema Center.
In 2014, I produced three plays at the Red Barn Theater in Tucson, AZ: "The New Musical Wizard of Oz", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore" and workshopped a new science fiction script.
In 2017 I discovered an unused stage at TekVenture's new location in the old River City nightclub. I cleaned it up, installed a curtain & pulley system, lighting, scenery and stairs up to the stage. Their workshops in wood, metal, welding, electricity and sewing are perfect for a live theater. In October 2017 we performed "Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice" with new scenes for a Bellatrix subplot, and have continued performing there since. See details at HISTORY.

*QUESTIONS? -- CONTACT Jeannette Jaquish at 260 484-5946, or 260 750-9013, or at ecstatictheatrics@yahoo.com.

See Jeannette Jaquish's scripts at www.theaterfunscripts.com.