New Ohio Theatre and Our Voices Theater present a world premiere from acclaimed avant-garde playwright Charles Mee, celebrating famed outsider artist James Castle. More…
What drives a person to create nearly 20,000 pieces of art? Born profoundly deaf, Castle never learned to read, write, sign, or speak. His art was his language. Bringing his world to life through bluegrass music, dance, and multimedia displays, 'Soot and Spit' enables its audience to experience the "other" and rejoice in the unquenchable creativity of the human spirit.
See it if Bio musical of notable artist told in typical Mee play-with-music style by a cast which includes artists with disabilities - touching
Don't see it if Artist is outside general knowledge and may not prove to be a compelling subject; off-off production values can be a hurdle for some scenes
See it if you love the work of Chuck Mee, and are interested in seeing a show that makes profound use of differently abled performers.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy the work of Chuck Mee and the absurdity his work often entails.
See it if you're open to experimental theatre and under-the-radar talent, or if you want to support Deaf Talent or Talent with disabilities.
Don't see it if you're looking for a linear plot or traditional play or musical. This show is not traditional in any sense.