THE AMAZING & MARVELOUS CABINETS OF KISMET
Produced by Wit’s End Puppets
Created by Genna Davidson & Cecilia Cackley
Directed by Carmen C. Wong, banished? productions
The Amazing and Marvelous Cabinets of Kismet tells the story of Kismet, a puppet who lives contentedly in a crowded world of cabinets and drawers. When his home is destroyed, Kismet flees and finds himself in a strange new world made completely of paper, where he must adapt to his new environment. This production uses a unique combination of puppets made from recycled objects and paper to tell the story of a fantasy world that is visually unusual but perhaps not all that different from our own.
Wit’s End Puppets presents
The Amazing and Marvelous Cabinets of Kismet
April 24 to May 19, 2013
Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW
$15, Students and Seniors $10
Call 202.315.1310 or visit www.witsendpuppets.com.
Meet the Artistic Leadership Team
Cecilia Cackley has been experimenting with puppets for more than ten years. As a puppeteer, she has worked with GALA Hispanic Theatre, the O’Neill Puppetry Festival, the Avignon Off and the Source Theater Festival. Cecilia has directed for the Capital Fringe Festival, Young Playwright’s Theater, Rorschach Theatre and The Inkwell. She taught third grade in the public schools for six years and currently works as a teaching artist in Washington DC. Cecilia is a proud company member of GALA Hispanic Theatre and Young Playwright’s Theater.
Genna Davidson is a Washington DC based actress, puppeteer and musician. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2008 with a BA in Theatre. In addition to Wit’s End Puppets, she has performed with The Hub Theatre, dog & pony dc, Deviated Theatre, The Bay Theatre Company, as well as workshop productions with the Rude Mechanicals (Austin, TX), 500clown (Chicago) and various local devised-theatre ensembles.
Patricia Germann has dual master’s degree in Arts Management and Cultural Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Bologna in Italy. As part of her program, she worked at the British Council supporting programs that connect contemporary UK artists with venues and audiences in the United States. Prior to graduate school, she worked in fundraising and box office management in Portland, Oregon. Patricia is an accomplished dancer and choreographer, and she has a keen interest in puppetry, animation, and contemporary performance.
About Wit's End Puppets
Wit’s End Puppets is devoted to telling stories through puppetry. We bring the art of puppetry to the D.C. community through innovative and original productions, collaboration with other artists, and educational workshops.
Performance: We believe that puppetry is an art for all ages; we are committed to exploring the diverse forms of puppetry that our stories call for, and we work to tell stories that inspire in our audiences a sense of wonder and possibility.
Collaboration: We believe that puppetry can enhance artistic expression and we provide expertise as puppet builders and puppeteers to other artists for their performances and projects.
Education: We believe that puppetry fosters empathy, curiosity and imagination as well as providing students with a positive outlet for expression and connection with others.
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