Automata Archives 2007
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Full production premiere of Frankenstein (Mortal Toys)
A Miniature Spectacle

Directed and designed by Janie Geiser and Susan Simpson

Performed at The Velaslavasay Panorama in Los Angeles, December 13-16, 2007. Frankenstein (Mortal Toys), directed and designed by Janie Geiser and Susan Simpson is a toy theater production of Eric Ehn's contemplative and abstracted adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, told with the visual vocabulary of 19th century landscape painting, and portraiture. It is accompanied by the music of Severin Behnen. The voice of Frankenstein performed by Chris Payne. Additional voices and sound by Dana Wilson.

Press & Reviews:

Los Angeles Times, Dec 15, 2007
“Expressive Puppetry Helps Bring 'Frankenstein' to Life” by David Ng

L.A. Weekly, December 13, 2007
“Frankenstein (Mortal Toys): Small Wonder” by Holly Willis

Lead Feet and Nothing Upstairs: A History of the Lifelike
Written and Directed by Susan Simpson

A multimedia puppet play, which was simultaneously an exploration of the simulated body and creation myth for the Los Angeles sprawl. The Manual Archives, June 7-30th

More info at http://www.susansimpson.info

Press & Reviews:

Los Angeles Times, June 14, 2007, "Mythmaking for Adults", by F. Kathleen Fole

Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2007, "Propagating Puppets" by Diane Haithman

Radio Rodia
By Peter Yates

An experimental puppet and found object opera about Simon Rodia, by composer prepared guitar master, Peter Yates. The Manual Archives (April11-13th)

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