The System only works if The System comes first

Enter the System, a futuristic yet familiar landscape where automated inhabitants are kept in line by the Pulse, a rhythmic energy conducted by NAVI - the last human. When one of these robots, d0t, is corrupted during a routine upgrade, it breaks free from the Pulse, and begins to spread the glitch through the System. Will NAVI be able to stop d0t in time?

#getglitched #thefutureispointless


Takes you on a musical journey to places you had never imagined.
— DC Metro Theater Arts

d0t:: a RotoPlastic Ballet addresses the struggles of assimilation and obsoletion within a changing power system - featuring an original soundtrack produced and performed live by nerDCore hip-hop artist navi and two-time Helen Hayes nominated composer Mike Winch. This futurist environment is visualized through large scale, toy puppet theatre and Pointless Theatre's signature brand of multimedia spectacle.


Unlike anything I’ve seen in the DC area in recent memory, and I’m unlikely to forget it.
— BroadwayWorld DC


Inspired by the visual world of Fortunato Depero

 
 

ENSEMBLE & CREATIVE TEAM

Original story by Navid Azeez, Aaron Bliden, Patti Kalil, and Matt Reckeweg.

Puppeteers:
BECCA BALLINGER, FRANK CEVARICH
MADELINE KEY, SYDNEY LO
SADIE LEIGH ROTHMAN
MATTHEW SPARACINO
MATTHEW STROTE, SCOTT WHALEN
Understudies: CLAIRE ANIELA, SARAH WILBY

Band: 
NAVID AZEEZ, NICK WILBY, MIKE WINCH

RACHEL MENYUK Voice of Olive

Creative Team:
NAVID AZEEZ Music Director/Lyrics/Composition
MIKE WINCH Sound Design/Composition
AARON BLIDEN Olive Text
MATT RECKEWEG Director/Set Design
PATTI KALIL Puppet Design
FRANK LABOVITZ Costume Design
E-HUI WOO Lighting Design
LAUREN JOY Projection Design
ALEX LEIDY Dramaturgy

JOSIE FELT Production Stage Manager
HAYDEN MORRISSETT Assistant Stage Manager

Dot premiered April 7 - May 6, 2017 at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint