Inspired by and lovingly dedicated to Ray Bradbury
Directed by Brian Rott & Chris MacGregor
Choreographed by Molly Mingey, Simon Andreas Eichinger, Chris MacGregor, and Brian Rott
A troop of young boys in hodgepodge costumes trick-or-treat their way through time and space in search of their best friend, Pipkin. The quest leads them around the world, through the origins of Halloween, and to the door of man's most primal fear, death. Will they find their lost friend, or turn into pumpkins themselves? This bone-chilling production addresses the duality of the holiday: our desire to venture into darkness and recoil into light.
Take in the views of dancing skeletons and listen to the notes of the accordion drift through the air alongside the smell of fresh cut pumpkin, all while enjoying a drink from the donation bar! Come in costume if you so desire!
READ WHAT THE CRITICS SAY!
"The Quasimondo Stakes its Claim in Milwaukee"By: Danielle McClune
The Shepherd Express
"Perfection and Imperfection Chase Life and Death"
By: Russ Bickerstaff
The SEAGULL 3D
Constructed from Anton Chekhov’s Comedy
Directed by Brian Rott & Megan Kaminsky;
Movement by Jessi Miller
October 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20 at 8 p.m.
(October 15 "Pay What You Can")
The Milwaukee Fortress, 100 A. E. Pleasant St., Milwaukee, WI
A seasick playwright swims through symbols to find his form.
A provincial girl and her seagull pursue dreams of celebrity.
A celebrated actress claws to maintain position and power.
A popular writer of landscapes looks to pen a work greater than pleasant.
A fine line between success and failure, dream and nightmare, life and death, love and hate. The Seagull, Chekhov’s only full-length comedy opened in St. Petersburg in 1896 and was declared a bona fide flop, prompting Chekhov to swear off theatre. Two years later, its successful premier at The Moscow Art Theatre would exalt Chekhov to international fame, cementing his position in the pantheon of drama. Some might call this irony; Chekhov might call this comedy…
But he’s dead. And this is The Seagull 3D! Brought to you live, in space, in Technicolor and Surround Sound – so real you might just believe you’re there!!!
COME; experience the ecstasy of artistic creation!
PARTAKE: in the torment of unrequited love!
WITNESS: the splendor and self-loathing of success!
The Quasimondo invites you to participate in this fully interactive spectacular 3D environment. Glasses included.
Paper or Plastic
Written and directed by Brian Rott
Choreographed by Jessi Miller
This original piece employs different modes of performance including dance, puppetry, and circus arts, to examine the ties between addiction and consumerism. Comedic, thought-provoking, visceral, and highly entertaining, we invite you to partake in a theatrical experience you will not forget!
Starring Jessi Miller, Steve Galam, Jennifer Grundy, Rebecca Lucas, Chris MacGregor, Sarah Ann Mellstrom, Bridget Rosario, and Lamont Williams.
Watch the trailer!:
Before Milwaukee, THE QUASIMONDO's Humble Beginnings in Europe:
Written & Directed by Brian Rott
An original piece of visual theatre, "Standby..." is an experiment examining animate and inanimate states in the 21st Century. Barraged by headlines, pop-ups, and the billowing smog of digital pollution in the information age; how do we sift through the cyber subterfuge to uncover reality? Through the use of puppetry, object manipulation, clown, and dance; "Standby..." provides a moving experience, literally, as the audience is lead through different environments, scenes, and ephemera.
With: Sarah Biren, Kevin Brouder, Federica Mafucci, Brian Rott, Lucy Wild, and Marah Wilson.
Poster Art by Brian Rott
Directed by Burkhart Seidemann
Devised in collaboration with the Berliner Schule für Schauspiel, under the direction of Burkhart Seidemann, internationally renown mime artist, and founding member of of Das Andere Theater. An alternative take on the classic tale of Doctor Faustus, this bare bones production utilizes modern masks to explore the destructive consequences of knowledge, greed, and desire. The knowledge-hungry Faust, and the just-plane-hungry German clown, Hanswurst, are dramatically juxtaposed, as they attempt to appease their craven apetites.
With: William Crawford, Meredith Fox, Taylor Hohman, Katie Kurtzweil, Louise Mellnor, Brian Rott, Bob Shryock, Dory Rebekah Ford Sibley, and Ben Sota.
Poster Art by Brian Rott
Photography by Federica Mafucci