Michael Boudewyns and Sara Valentine are co-founders of Really Inventive Stuff, and are delighted to return for their second appearance with the Jacksonville Symphony following last season’s The Life and Times of Beethoven.

Based outside of Portland, Maine, and founded in 2004, Really Inventive Stuff, noted for “using simplicity as a form of genius” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, regularly performs family concerts with orchestras internationally (England, Singapore), in Canada, and around the United States; including the National Symphony, Detroit, Indianapolis, Saint Louis, Seattle, Utah, Santa Rosa, Des Moines, and Kansas City.

In the ‘19-’20 season, in addition to Jacksonville, Really Inventive Stuff returns to The Philadelphia Orchestra for their 13th season (The Life and Times of Beethoven); Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Peter and the Wolf, Toy Symphony); Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (The Life and Times of Beethoven); and Symphony in C (The Life and Times of Beethoven).

Michael grew up in Iowa. He has a BA in Theatre from the University of Northern Iowa, and his MFA in Acting from the University of Delaware.

Sara grew up in Massachusetts. She has a BA in Theatre from Ithaca College, and her MFA in Acting from the University of Delaware. In addition to being Really Inventive Stuff’s creative director and designer, Sara is a full-time Assistant Professor in Theatre at the University of Southern Maine, as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Boston.

You can learn even more by visiting www.ReallyInventiveStuff.com.