Opened Jun 19, 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A multi-media puppet theater workshop that engages histories of global urban development and transforms commerce, architecture and politics into poetry, movement and sound
La Jolla Playhouse will host artist Iain Gunn, co-founder of the alternative puppet theatre troupe Animal Cracker Conspiracy, for a first workshop of Paper Cities, a hybrid mixed-media/puppet performance.
Created in collaboration with Animal Cracker Conspiracy, Director Lisa Berger, Movement Director Liam Clancy and Playhouse Resident Dramaturg Shirley Fishman, Paper Cities explores the growth of a city and its relationship with and through paper, taking a particular look at contemporary 'realities' and the intertwining of archetypal patterns that have both plagued, epitomized and exalted the idea of the city in collective memory. The piece has developed from discussions and research looking into the artist's personal histories living in the country and the mountains, the suburbs and different cities, and feeling t