December 20, 2020
Outcry Entertainment Announces the Launch of Pandemic Playhouse
Los Angeles, CA - Fact Check Productions is proud to announce the launch of Pandemic Playhouse, an educational web series created by Ibba Armancas, Timothy Grant, and Supriya Limaye.
The series was developed for PBS/KVCR as an educational supplement to online classes for elementary schoolers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Noah and Nellie, a pair of puppet kids, shelter-in-place with their fun and funky chaperone, Ibba, and her fact-checking tablet, conspiracy-spewing laptop, and all-knowing (if distractible) AR glasses. Together they learn about digital literacy, the science of the virus and vaccine, civics, self care, as well as history and myths from all over the world.
The show stars Ibba Armancas, Emmy and Latin Grammy Award winner Alisha Gaddis, Mark Meer (Mass Effect), Bonnie Gordon (Fire Emblem), and comedians Anthony Dayo and Darrel Haynes, with guest appearances ranging from Kevin Quinn (Disney Channel’s Bunk'd) to NASA Scientist Christine Moran.
The series also features sets from the legendary Bob Baker Marionette Theatre and the classical Luchador school Pro Wrestling Revolution.
Each half-hour episode breaks down into quirky, bit-size webisodes aimed at children of essential workers in communities with bilingual and multigenerational households.
From separating fact and fiction on the internet to breaking down the science of viruses to the art of self care, Pandemic Playhouse covers a lot of educational ground with wit, heart and approachability.