Friday, May 25 at 7pm
Saturday, May 26 at 2pm
Tuesday, May 29 at 7pm
Molting is about shedding one’s skin and confronting one’s memories. The character illustrates the liminal space she embodies by using her own physical body and her molded body parts to explore the feeling of in-between-ness and the process of accepting herself. This piece is strongly influenced by the powerful women in the performer's family who have taught her to stand strong on her own two feet both in Japan and America.
Performer and Creator: Leah Ogawa
Director: Sarah Plotkin
Dramaturg: Sarah Machiko Haber
Sound Designer: Jess Hart
Musician: Joshua Marcks
Assistant builder: Neda Kazemifar
OBJECT MOVEMENT is a curated festival and developmental residency for puppeteers and object theater artists. The purpose of the program is to develop new work and advance existing works-in-progress that address social, political, ethical, and/or philosophical questions through puppetry and object theater, culminating in a festival of performances.