All About 'The Mailiad'

The Mailiad is an interactive, collaborative adventure and performance. Inspired by old maps, the Hudson Valley, and the pandemic summer, The Mailiad offers a fun, adventurous exploration of a Mythic American Backyard.

Our story begins when we discover a lost bag of mail. After checking in with our local post office, we are deputized as Temporary Mail Carriers, and our adventure begins! After studying the map and discovering where to deliver our letters and packages, participants will work together to help plan our route, and make decisions along the way.

Tune in via Zoom and register below to join the adventure.

Programs take place:
September 27th and October 11th at 2pm.

The Mailiad takes place in a fictional version of America inspired by classic mythology, American history, politics, pop culture, folk crafts, and tall tales. Participants are invited to dress up in fantastic outfits, as adventurers, in fancy clothes, or whatever they want. Use the mask templates below, or make your own! Remember, this is a collaboration and a performance. So each child is welcome and encouraged to bring their own ideas and inspiration to create a character for themselves. Dressed in character, we will all perform together to deliver the lost bag of mail and explore the map.

A special thanks to The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz for making this possible.


The Mailiad Art Kit v1 The Map, and all three mask templates are included.

Feel free to experiment or download the following as needed. All files are sized to print on standard Letter paper. All the items below are included in 'The Mailiad Art Kit V1' download above.

The Maze!

For Part 2, we'll be solving this maze. See if you can solve it first and help us deliver the mail!

The Map!

Print and color in however you want. We'll be using this map for our deliveries, so be sure to print a few copies!

Download The Map HERE

Bear Mask!

Deer Mask!

Don't forget the antlers!

Face Mask!

Join Us!

Join us for Part 2 of our adventure!

For the best experience, have a copy of the map ready, along with some markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Dress up! This is a performance so show your stuff!

Time: Oct 11, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register with Zoom here