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The Frye Art Museum and Seattle Children’s Theatre join creative forces to present a special Small Frye at Town Hall Seattle to celebrate the release of Your House is Not Just a House, a new children’s book by Idris Goodwin, Artistic Director of Seattle Children’s Theatre.

Akin to the monthly free program offer at the Frye, and tailored for preschoolers and their caregivers, interactive storytelling will be led by teaching artists from Seattle Children’s Theatre and hands-on artmaking activities will be offered by the Frye’s teaching artists. In this case, community-made artwork will be the result.

Please plan to bring one item from your home that is special to you to reference during the artmaking activity!

Saturday, May 18, 2024


The Wyncote NW Forum
1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
Seattle WA, 98101

$5 – $25 Sliding Scale
Free for ages 22 & Under

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Your House Is Not Just A House
From breakbeat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin and celebrated artist Lorraine Nam comes a whimsical, irresistible rhyming read-aloud empowering kids to embrace their imagination. Perfect for fans of The Year We Learned to Fly and Boxitects.

It seems your home is just
walls, windows, and doors,
but take a closer look
it’s that and so much more!

One rainy day, a kid opens their closet to discover a teleportation chamber. In the adventure of make-believe that follows, we are invited to see our homes as more than places to live — they are vessels for creativity and joy.

Author Idris Goodwin is an award-winning storyteller for multiple generations. An accomplished playwright, breakbeat poet, content creator, and arts champion, Goodwin is recognized as a culture bearer who celebrates community values and cultivates histories with care. Idris is the author of over sixty original plays, ranging from his hip-hop-inspired breakbeat series to historical dramas to works for young audiences. Driven by a passion for cultural impact and civic engagement, Idris currently serves as artistic director of Seattle Children’s Theatre. Your House Is Not Just a House is his debut picture book. The book centers a biracial child, engaged and enthralled by his own imagination, discovering the possibilities even within his own home.

Lorraine Nam is a paper illustrator and daydreamer. When she is not folding, gluing, and cutting things out of paper, she can be found cooking, reading, or traveling. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and frequently looks out at the New York skyline from her studio window. On a clear night, she is able to see the occasional star. You can visit her online at

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