Animal Cracker Conspiracy, The Collector, 2013, Hybrid puppet theatre, 40 min., Courtesy the Artists
Described as “hybrid puppet theater,” Animal Cracker Conspiracy presents a tale about a lowly debt collector who undergoes a spiritual transformation while under the management of a tyrannical overseer. Using toy theater, table-top puppets, objects, and stop-motion animation and film, The Collector unfolds into a multi-dimensional performance reminiscent of the dystopian elements of George Orwell’s novels.
Special thanks to: Endever Music Productions, Santa Barbara, CA; Franciscan Inn, Santa Barbara, CA; KCSB, Santa Barbara, CA; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center, Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Barbara Independent, CA; and Warbler Records & Goods, Santa Barbara, CA. Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday.
ADMISSION IS FREE
5 pm Happy Hour
7 pm Performance
Forum Lounge is a series of free, performance-based events that reflect MCASB’s mission to advance creativity by presenting art in the form of exceptional music, dance, video, and other multi-media to our community. The series encourages experiences with unique performance pieces ranging from the theatrical to the avant-garde that are normally found only in large, metropolitan venues.