|One Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin (Image courtesy of Puppet Underground)|
Puppet Underground wants to help you get off of the couch, away from the internet + tele for a few hours next Monday. And this just might do the trick. They've been a mainstay in the neighborhood and are once again hosting an innovative and engaging evening of music and puppetry.
From the organizers:
Monday, June 17, 7:00 PM.
La Casa, 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, WDC.
$5-10 sliding scale donation.
Featuring: * * *
Weed Tree // local experimental guitar& drums duo of Amanda Huron and Layne Garrett.
One Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin // gorgeous puppetry from Erik Ruin and Maryann Colella
Katherine Fahey puppetry // hand-cranked puppet shows and song from Baltimore.
Mike Andre // local songs of dissonance and beauty.
More on the show: * * *
One Touch Of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin is a table-top toy theater show by Erik Ruin and Maryann Colella concerning disasters and the organic mutual aid efforts/networks which arise in their wake. Amongst other examples, we focus on the Halifax ship explosion of 1917, the largest man-made explosion before the invention of the atom bomb. The show incorporates sprawling silk-screened graphics come to life, toy instruments, tape-deck sound effects and text from Rebecca Solnit's book A Paradise Built In Hell.
Maryann Colella is a puppeteer, dancer, mask-maker and street-theater instigator who has been working with The Bread & Puppet Theater for the past 7 years, and has also collaborated with All the Saints Theater Company, Royal Frog Ballet, the Boston Radical Arts Troupe, Deep In the Belly, the Puppeteers Cooperative and Agua Sol Y Soreno.
Katherine Fahey is a designer, performer and printmaker. She embodies a community of musicians, artists and writers where elegance and authenticity are signal virtues. Her cut paper and prints have become music posters, shadow puppets, portraits, set design and animation, including a lush music videos for musicians such as Wye Oak and ellen cherry."