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Meet the Young Set Designers of ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run!

1/2/24

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Meet the Young Set Designers of ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run!

Get to know four young artists who created the set for the recent production at New York City Children's Theater.

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Last summer, Children's Museum of the Arts collaborated with New York City Children's Theater to host two free artmaking workshops at Pier 57. Children had the incredible opportunity to meet with Sammy Lopez, the creator of ¡Corre, Abuelita, Run!, and design actual set pieces used in the play!



They took a cue from the world famous NYC Marathon to design cardboard sets representing all five boroughs of New York City, from Lower East Side tenement buildings to favorite landmarks like the Bronx Zoo.



Meet four of the young set designers below and hear their take on the experience.



Eric, age 3


What was your favorite part about creating the set pieces?

My favorite part about the building that I made was the parking lot on the top.


What inspired the piece that you created? 

I noticed that each building had some numbers on it.


Share a special memory with your grandparents or older family members.

I don’t have any memories about my grandparents, because they live in another country. But I hope to visit them in the near future.



Cecilia, age 6


What was your favorite part about creating the set pieces?

Building a house.


What inspired the piece that you created? 

Sparkles!


Share a special memory with your grandparents or older family members.

Everything is special with them.



Sarah, age 7


What was your favorite part about creating the set pieces?

Designing it. 


What inspired the piece that you created? 

I was inspired by the Plaza Hotel, especially the red shiny carpet. 


Share a special memory with your grandparents or older family members.

One time we went on a small ferry to an island. We brought a picnic and explored the beautiful island and saw bugs, berries and birds. 



Julia, age 7


What was your favorite part about creating the set pieces?

My favorite part was making the balcony. 


What inspired the piece that you created? 

I thought of a townhouse building and then I made it purple and shimmering green because those are my two favorite colors. 


Share a special memory with your grandparents or older family members.

When I went horseback riding in Sweden, my grandfather was holding the reins when I trotted along the rail. 

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