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MOMENT IN TIME
in co-production with the Dairy Arts Center
in the Carsen Theater
November 9-11, 2023
Created and performed by Betsy Tobin & Michael Gunst
Music by Jesse Manno Animation by Jesse Tobin Weiss
Film by Shay Eberle-Gunst
Bricklayer mask by Michael Gunst
Stories will unfold as if emerging out of a black and white photo. Dressed in work clothes, with make-up on their hands and faces to blend in with the predominantly black and white figures, the two performers will represent the workers of humanity. They will set the stage, manipulate puppets, objects, and shadows, and play roles with or without masks in this non-verbal show for adults and children age 12+. The scenes explore themes of humanity: migration, love, cruelty, humor, faith, poverty, hunger, work, generosity, isolation, joy, and companionship.
Hand puppets by Betsy Tobin
Funded by: Boulder County Arts Alliance,
Boulder Library Foundation,
Now Or Never Theatre & Gunstwork Puppet Mask Theatre
TALES from the TIPPING POINT
Thursday, April 20 at 7 PM
400 Quail Road, Longmont, CO
Written and performed by Betsy Tobin
Travel with your quirky guide through the cosmos using what is at
hand to navigate worlds in this inventive DIY performance
about climate change with immersive shadows and video imagery.
The show features costumes, characters, and sets built from recycled
and up-cycled materials and music created using objects and materials not commonly considered “musical”, revealing properties of beauty
often overlooked in day-to-day artifacts.
Music composed by: Janet Feder
Sculpture: George Sherwood
Videos by: Jesse Tobin Weiss & Betsy Tobin
Assistant directors: Margarita Blush & Michael Gunst
Technical Director: David Ortolano
We gratefully acknowledge funding from:
Boulder County Arts Alliance
Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau
Boedecker Foundation Path to Excellence
This show is available for touring.
from SHADOWS & JOURNEYS
Ongoing video collaboration with kinetic sculptor George Sherwood
for his exhibitions in botanical gardens across the U.S.
Image from Garden of Earthly Light video by Betsy Tobin
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