A story of nursery rhymes and life with mice.
Hickory Dickory Mouse was produced for the 2007 TCF ShortDocs Challenge: Dollar Storeys.
Based in upstate New York, Karen Michel is an independent radio producer who got her start in media as a guest on Art Linkletter's Kids Say the Darndest Things. She has lived and worked in Alaska, Mexico, Japan, Greenland, India, Canada, Kenya, Nepal, Madagascar, and other geographies real and imagined. Her academic training is in visual arts and cross-cultural education; she's been an exhibiting artist (jewelry, photography, drawing, and holography) and a teacher.
Michel has received many awards and fellowships: Peabody, Robert Wood Johnson, National Endowment for the Arts, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Fulbright/Indo-U.S. Subcommission, among them.
The Dollar Storeys project invited any/everyone to produce a short audio work inspired by one of three items purchased at a dollar store:
- ceramic mug sporting feisty feminist banter
- 4-pack of wooden mousetraps
- an old-school bicycle bell