Above: Promotional graphic for the performance of "The Collector" at the 10th Avenue Theatre. Courtesy of the San Diego Fringe Festival.
The San Diego Fringe Festival presents artists from across the United States and around the world participate alongside home-grown talent in street performing, cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, poetry, spoken word, theatre, puppetry, music, visual art, design, and anything else. The festival will be July 1-7, 2013.
Animal Cracker Conspiracy San Diego artists Bridget Rountree and Iain Gunn created The Collector, a mysterious tale, set in an alternate reality, about a lowly debt collector, who, under the management of a mechanical, tyrannical overseer, undergoes a radical transformation of spirit in the process of collecting outstanding debts.
The story unfolds into a multidimensional mixed media performance through Orwellian, neo-Victorian lenses. Performed with toy theatre, table-top puppets, object theatre, and stop motion animation. The agitprop nature of this alternate reality is uscored by sound artist Margaret Noble. Funded in part by The Jim Henson Foundation &The Puffin Foundation. Co-directed by Lisa Berger.
Presented at 10th Avenue Theatre Mainstage
Friday July 5th at 3:30 pm
Saturday July 6th at 8:00 pm
Location: 10th Ave Theatre and Arts Centre, 930 10th Ave San Diego, CA 92101 Google Map