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?
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.
ENSEMBLE & CREATIVE TEAM
Original story by Navid Azeez, Aaron Bliden, Patti Kalil, and Matt Reckeweg.
Inspired by the visual world of Fortunato Depero.
BECCA BALLINGER, FRANK CEVARICH
MADELINE KEY, SYDNEY LO
SADIE LEIGH ROTHMAN
MATTHEW STROTE, SCOTT WHALEN
Understudies: CLAIRE ANIELA, SARAH WILBY
NAVID AZEEZ, NICK WILBY, MIKE WINCH
RACHEL MENYUK Voice of Olive
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