Mini Play in Mini Scenes

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Before dynamic online play scenarios, paper was the main platform for fun and games. This Children’s Theater presentation of “The Black Pirate” is about the size of a regular envelope and filled with colorfully printed sets, characters and props—oh yeah, and a script in three acts. Considering the large funding investments that go into video games these days, it’s sobering to think that such artistry as this was done in such a simple format without the fanfare required to sell digital diversions.

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About Steven HellerSteven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →