"Feral" is an innovative piece of visual theater that combines puppetry, film, and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of its audience’s eyes. More…
Puppeteers manipulate and bring to life a tiny world, whilst simultaneously creating a live animation, as they follow its every breath via digital camera.
Joe looks back at the town of his childhood. Bright, vibrant, and idyllic, the world resembles a haven of comfort. But as Joe journeys on, walls and lives are peeled back and the story of a community’s fall unfolds around him.
See it if you like visual masterpieces. Live-film dazzles w extraordinary attn to detail. Performance art (not tradl theater). Clever and memorable.
Don't see it if you want devt of plot/character. If you're more verbal than visual, you may lose interest. Sh you watch film or crew? Visit stage after.
See it if If you want a different kind of show. Puppetry and visual effects mske for this an interesting performance. Simply set, plot but effective
Don't see it if If you want a more traditional, more professional type of playNice simple directionIf you want a big staged production, or somethingconvonl
See it if Fun to see the artists create the art with drawings, figures & props, contrasted with the video screen above. They let you on stage after!
Don't see it if You don't like cartoons for adults; you don't like 55 minute shows where you can see how everything was done from the stage afterwards.
See it if you like animation and puppetry. It starts very cute but then gets more sinister. Stay after to get a closer look at the set.
Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional play and are not interested in animation and experimental works.
See it if Is it acting? Is it theater? I don't know correct label, but I know it was an amazing hour in theater. The figures, the story, the town. GO
Don't see it if You have no imagination You do not love discovering new things You need everything spelled out clearly
See it if want to see something completely different. The expert use of technology was impressive as was the swift movements on stage.
Don't see it if you want a story you can relate to; don't like puppet shows although this is much more than a puppet show
See it if You want to watch intriguing stage-craft as a team of performers use clever techniques to create a movie in real time.
Don't see it if Once the cleverness of the production value wears off, you're left with a confusing story that drags hard even at 50 minutes.
See it if you'd like to see a live animated show where how it happens is out in the open to see AND you haven't seen similar shows before.
Don't see it if you want to care about the characters, need a good/believable story, or have seen a well-done live animated show before.
See it if You want to get to know a group of young, experimental puppet theater makers.
Don't see it if You want to see a well thought out narrative with characters and throughlines.
See it if you like unconventional storytelling, lighthearted staging, morality plays. This sweet little piece smartly packages a universal truth.
Don't see it if you only like glossy, splashy, big shows or dislike puppetry.
See it if you like seeing the craft of putting together a world with paper, pens, cameras, dolls and software ...
Don't see it if you want your shows to have a satisfying narrative that carries you through from beginning to end
See it if You like innovative theater. Probably UNlike anything you have seen. Childlike at first, then becomes deeper and darker.
Don't see it if You are not open to anything but traditional theater with traditional actors. Are impatient. It starts quite slowly.
See it if You would like to see a well executed digital puppetry experience that is perfectly choreographed.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy digital puppetry or autobiographical story telling.
See it if If you seek out innovative theater that attempts to use technology in innovative ways to dramatize stories, even if it does not succeed.
Don't see it if If you are looking for a standard plot and character development. The desire to be technically clever exceeds the ability to execute.
See it if Witness live-action 3D paper doll cutouts manipulated w/ soundscape in a puppetry projection lab. Craft is key in this digital radiotheatre.
Don't see it if Low-impactfully tame and not feral as Joe/Dawn visit park, village butcher, casino, seaside carnival,photobooth & supercade.(5' X 7' screen)
See it if Like wholly original theatrical experience w skilled artists working together 2 create "live" filmed animation w clay & cardboard. Amazing.
Don't see it if Want character dev or lotsa plot. More an exercise in visualization of an idea (w political overtones) than either a puppet show or a play
See it if From a flat storyboard, a miniature cardboard set diorama emerges complete with clothes pin size puppets manipulated by performers.
Don't see it if Then mini cameras film in minute detail a puppet show with technical effects and sound, which is projected above the stage.
See it if You want to see something completely different. Puppet figures animated in full view of the audience with sound design and video projection.
Don't see it if Not traditional puppets. Not traditional anything. It's like being backstage but you are in the audience.
See it if Live shooting of 3 actors setting up cardboards with sketches on; would have recommended to kids if it wasn’t trying to sell political msgs
Don't see it if Bad storytelling is bad storytelling, no matter what form it uses; “actors” so busy with moving props that the plot is never fully developed
See it if you enjoy technically inventive theatre with a heavy focus on visual narrative constructs.
Don't see it if you dislike purely visual storytelling, or alternative means of performance.