Written by Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock with help from the Wakka Wakka Ensemble
Directed by Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock
A Co-production with Nordland Visual Theatre, MiNensemblet, and The Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College
With Lei Lei Bavoil, Fang Du, Ariel Estrada, Dorothy James, Andy Manjuck, Stephen J. Mark, Charles Pang, Peter Russo, and Hansel Tan Shenwei
From the creative talents behind the highly-regarded Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey comes a new darkly comedic puppet musical.
Inspired by true events, Made In China is a fantastical exploration of human rights, consumerism, and morality as told through the unlikely love story between an odd middle-aged American woman and her Chinese ex-pat neighbor. Made In China features 30 puppets, seven puppeteers, music inspired by both American and Chinese traditions, and animated video.
Wakka Wakka Productions, Inc. is a non-profit visual theater company based in NYC. Their mission is to push the boundaries of the imagination by creating works that are bold, unique and unpredictable. Since 2001 Wakka Wakka has created and produced eight original works of theater which have toured extensively throughout the US and abroad. All of Wakka Wakka’s productions have been highly physical, overlapping in a wide range of styles, including grotesque, absurd and clown, incorporating elements such as object manipulation, puppetry, masks and original music. The company is led by Gabrielle Brechner, Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock and supported by company members Andrew Manjuck and Peter Russo.
Read more at: http://wakkawakka.org
"The show's visual allure never ceases" - The New York Times Critic’s Pick
"Four stars! Madly audacious...packed with happy surprises" - Time Out New York
"Delightfully engaging" - Theater Pizzazz
"Wacky and thoughtful...with a good heart" - Stagebuddy
"Brightly gripping...it's replete with innovative marvels of illusion" - Blog Critics