Puppet Blok * - The Marooned ~PLUS~ Not in the Cards ~PLUS~ OOO: Out of Office ~PLUS~ Place (No) Place
Josh Rice ~PLUS~ Chris Carcione ~PLUS~ Emma Wiseman & Emily Zemba ~PLUS~ Lisa Gonzales & Tom Lee
October 23, 2017
$15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 Students/Seniors/idNYC
ABOUT THE MAROONED
The Marooned is an absurdist puppet theatre piece that takes place on the roof of a submerged house in the middle of a vast, empty seascape. Inspired by the writings of Samuel Beckett and the silent film clowns of the 1920’s, the piece explores depression and loneliness. Using bunraku-style puppetry, a table-top toy theatre set, and live-feed projection, The Marooned uses surreal and fantastical imagery to explore the enormity of emptiness.
ABOUT NOT IN THE CARDS
Using shadow puppetry and a deck of playing cards, Not in the Cards, tells the story of a detective who finds himself at the center of the most disarming case of his storied career. As he sifts through the crime scene and his case files to find clues, the finger of guilt seems to point in the most unlikely direction.
ABOUT OOO: OUT OF OFFICE
OOO: Out Of Office takes place in the corporate world. Two office workers face calamity through the lens of business emails and office supplies. Day-to-day language is exposed as poetry. Familiar context falls away. The bulk of the text in the piece is taken word-for-word from emails received by the performers.
ABOUT PLACE (NO) PLACE
A dance work with integrated video, set, and puppetry by dancer/choreographer Lisa Gonzales and designer Tom Lee, PLACE (No Place) investigates the relationship between place and being, and unfolds in a constructed, immersive, environment. The piece conjures place in a way that illuminates and eulogizes connection and loss within a constantly shifting ecosystem through movement, shadow, video projection, and objects. Gonzales and Lee draw upon their own experiences with memory and loss while fostering each audience member’s sense of connection to, or disconnection from, places present and lost. Developed through a residency at High Concept Labs in Chicago, IL.
* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Presenters Grant (2017)