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SHOWS

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
MEET FRED
LITTLE MATCH GIRL
CITIZEN PUPPET
LE ROSSIGNOL
THE PUPPET MONOLOGUES
THE MAGIC FLUTE
THE HEADS
THE TABLE
PAPER STORY
BE SAFE - NIGEL MOUND
OLYMPICS
MASTER & MARGARITA
KOMMILITONEN!
EL GATO CON BOTAS
A DOG'S HEART
THE OTHER SEDER
CALL OF THE WILD
TESTING PANACEA
1984
ORIGINS
ARHAT TAMING THE DRAGON
HIS DARK MATERIALS
SHUNKIN
ON EMOTION
FAERIES
MADAM BUTTERFLY
LOW LIFE
CHEREVICHKI
A PUPPET IN THE WORKS
MARTIN'S WEDDING
PIRATE PUPPETRY
THE SPACEMAN
TRAMPING THE BOARDS
MR CHINA'S SON

         

A gorgeous family opera by Xavier Montsalvatge directed by Moises Kaufman at The New Victory Theatre in New York.

We made 28 puppets including a Bunraku cat, rabbits, fish and a 10 foot high, five man operated Ogre which breaks apart and transforms into a lion, then a parrot, then a rat...

Blind Summit collaborate with Tectonic Theater Project and Gotham Chamber Opera to stage this charming chamber opera.

"Puppet Wizardry"
The New York Times - read full review

"A dazzling visual feast"
Theatre Mania - read full review

"The first and final salute... goes to Montsalvatge’s superbly various music"
Bloomberg 4 STARS: "do not miss" - read full review

"Purr-fect"
The New York Post - read full review

 

PREMIERE

2nd October - 10th October 2010
At The New Victory Theater, New York

 

EDUCATION

Shadow Puppetry Workshops 3rd October - Click here

 

MARK'S REHEARSAL BLOG

29 July 2010
Just back from 2 weeks workshopping with the puppets in New York. We have a brilliant three man cat team and he's working well.
Peter Castaldi - One of the singers who is playing the king - has jumped into his human marionette puppet with enthusiasm and he is going to be hilarious. The rabbits are stealing the show as they did in Dark Materials (actually a hare) and in 1984. Back in London Nick is building an 8 foot high Ogre that will be operated by 5 puppeteers and transforms into lion then a parrot then a... well that would be giving it away!

 

El Gato Con Botas

PICTURES
PRODUCTION
REHEARSALS
MAKING THE PUPPETS

REVIEWS
NEW YORK TIMES
NEW YORK POST
BACKSTAGE.COM
THEATRE MANIA
BLOOMBURG****
NYTHEATRE.COM
HUFFINGTON POST

OTHER LINKS
GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA
TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT
THE NEW VICTORY THEATER

 

CREATIVE TEAM
Conductor - Neal Goren (Gotham Opera)
Director
- Moises Kaufman (Techtonic Theatre)
Puppetry - Blind Summit Theatre, Mark Down and Nick Barnes
Designer - Andromache Chalfont
Costume Designer - Clint Ramos
Lighting Designer - David Lander

CAST
Cat - Stephano Brancato (head), Jonothon Lyons (back), Aaron Shroeder (feet)
Sung by: Ginger Costa-Jackson / Karin Mushegain / Leah Wool
Miller - Steven LaBrie/ Craig Verm
Princess - Valerie Ogbonnaya/ Nadine Sierra
King - Sung by: Peter Castaldi/ Kyle Pfortmiller
Hands by Jessica Scott (garden and boat scenes), Joe Gallina (final scene)
Cook - Marta Mozelle Macrostie Chamberlain - James Ortiz
Chaplain, Rabbit - Teddy Yudain
Ogre - James Ortiz (head), Teddy Yudain (body), Marta Mozelle Macrostie (Right arm), Joe Gallina (left arm), Jessica Scott (legs).
Sung by Kevin Burdette/ David Salsbery Fry
Lion - Teddy Yudain (head), Joe Gallina (body), Jessica Scott (body)
Parrot - Marta Mozelle Macrostie (body), James Ortiz (wings)
Rat - Jessica Scott
Rabbits, Fish and additional parts played by the company

Produced by A Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project production, in association with Blind Summit Theatre

PAST TOUR DATES:

2014:

6 - 14 Dec - Place El Museo Del Barrio, New York


   
Blind Summit Theatre
Unit 10, Grenville Workshops, 2a Grenville Road, London, N19 4EH
020 7272 9020 - info@blindsummit.com