Two city dwellers, Sabrina and Matteo, seek escape from the drudgery of urban life. They leave for the countryside in search of a robin's nest from Sabrina's past. There, they find an unlikely dirigible helmed by a people on the verge of extinction: The Kioskers.

Told through a haunting score performed by a troupe of strange players, The Kioskers mixes toy theater, shadow puppetry, projected stop animation, live music and performance to tell a wholly original story about love, friendship, and loss.

Jeffrey Jones calls The Kioskers “absolute gossamer magic!”

Photos by Jenna Salvagin © 2012. 


LEAD ARTISTS (click. click.)

Mia Rovgeno.
Director.

Scott Adkins.
Playwright.

Alaina Ferris.
Composer.

   Sara C. Walsh.
Puppeteer.

          KatieRose McLaughlin.
                Choreographer.

COLLABORATING ARTISTS (click. click.)

NACL Stage Manager: Dan Roeder

Producer: Teresa Ann Virginia Bayer

MEDIA

 

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

The project is currently under development as part of the St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab 2015-2016. Over the course of the year, the Lead Creative team will participate in weekly meetings of the PuppetLab to complete the work in an environment where they can receive feedback as the puppetry side of the project builds to completion.

In September of 2015, the Kioskers will have a Deep Space Performance Residency at NACL in upstate New York where they will work to bring the elements together in a location where the project has concentrated time for the final steps in the process of bringing the performance to complete production.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

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2011    September - presented first half of the play at the annual Cho-Chiqq Backyard BBQ Theatre event.

2012    January - staged reading with songs was presented at Dixon Place, directed by Meghan Finn, with Sara C. Walsh’s set popping out of a suitcase.  

2012    May - 20 minute excerpt presented at Rabbit Hole Studio with Alaina Ferris, composer/singer, shadow puppetry video and live performances.

 2012   July - presented more songs and first half of script at Uncanny Valley.

2012    October - performed 20 minute band version/mostly songs at the closing party of PRELUDE.12 with stop motion video background by Sara C. Walsh. 

2015    SEPT- 2016 JAN  THE PROJECT IS CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT AS PART OF THE ST. ANN’S WAREHOUSE PUPPET LAB 2015-2016.

2015 AUGUST - DIRECTOR MIA ROVEGNO HAS JOINED THE KIOSKERS TEAM.

2015    SEPTEMBER - THE KIOSKERS WILL HAVE A DEEP SPACE PERFORMANCE RESIDENCY AT NACL.