Fidgety Fairy Tales
Fidgety Fairy Tales - The Mental Health Musicals re-imagine familiar stories to raise awareness about mental health. Since 2008, we have created 36 fairy tales that reduce the fear and misunderstanding around a wide variety of mental health disorders and topics.
Unable to do live performances during the pandemic, we have adapted some of our stories into online puppet shows and storybooks. We hope you enjoy!
Family Fun Events throughout May 2021
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! During our FREE hour-long family fun events, we'll watch one of the Fidgety Fairy Tales videos together, meet some of the actors, and do an arts activity together. Register at least one week in advance, and we'll mail you the art supplies! (Please note that we have reached maximum capacity for art supply requests. You are still more than welcome to attend, and we will email you a PDF of the puppet making templates as well as a list of supplies.)
Tuesday, May 11 @ 6:30 PM Chicken Little (anxiety)
Sunday, May 16 @ 2 PM Chicken Little (anxiety)
Tuesday, May 18 @ 6:30 PM The Tortoise and the Hare (depression)
Sunday, May 23 @ 2 PM The Tortoise and the Hare (depression)
Tuesday, May 25 @ 6:30 PM Old Mother Hubbard (trauma)
Sunday, May 30 @ 2 PM. Old Mother Hubbard (trauma)
Now available on Youtube
a story about managing catastrophizing thoughts
added May 2020
duration: 15 minutes
a story about trauma and food insecurity
Sponsored by Rogers Behavioral Health
Old Mother Hubbard
a story about depression
added August 2020
duration: 12 minutes, 30 seconds
The Tortoise and the Hare
Music, lyrics, and music direction by Marya Hart
Written, directed, and puppets by Matt Organisak Jenson
Sound engineering by Dan Dukich
Illustrations by Gracie Borell
Ruby Mae Karason
For more COVID-19 mental health resources, please visit https://macmh.org/publications/covid-19-resources/
For more information about Fidgety Fairy Tales - The Mental Health Musical, please visit www.macmh.org/fidgety
Fidgety Fairy Tales is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through at grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Special thanks to our 2021 Sponsor
Rogers Behavioral Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit provider of highly specialized psychiatric care. Chicken Little
Rogers offers evidence-based treatment for children, teens, and adults with OCD and anxiety, addiction, depression and other mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and PTSD in a growing network of communities across the U.S. Backed by more than a century of experience, Rogers is leading the way on measurement-based care and use of clinical outcomes. Learn more at rogersbh.org.