TALES from the TIPPING POINT
created & performed by Betsy Tobin
with original music by Janet Feder
Saturday, June 4 8:00 PM
1501 Lee Hill Drive, Number 17
Boulder, CO 80304
Travel with your quirky guide through the cosmos using what is at
hand to navigate worlds in this inventive DIY performance
about sustainability with immersive shadows and video imagery.
The show features costumes, characters, and sets built from recycled
and upcycled materials and music created using objects and materials not commonly considered “musical”, revealing properties of beauty
often overlooked in day-to-day artifacts.
Written and performed by Betsy Tobin
Assisted by George Sherwood, Margarita Blush,
Michael Gunst & David Ortolano
Videos by Jesse Tobin Weiss & Betsy Tobin
Tickets: $35 including a glass of wine
The show is available for touring.
Supported by the
Boulder County Arts Alliance
Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau
Workshops in Puppetry & Mask-making
with Recycled Materials
MOMENT IN TIME
OPENING SHOWS: POSTPONED due to Covid-19
EXPECTED OPENING in late 2022
Created and performed by Betsy Tobin & Michael Gunst
Music by Jesse Manno Animation by Jesse Tobin Weiss
Film by Shay Eberle-Gunst
Details on rescheduled shows and open rehearsals to follow soon!
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 10+. 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 Library Foundation,
Boulder County Arts Alliance, Puffin Foundation,
Gunstwork Puppet Mask Theatre & Now Or Never Theatre
from SHADOWS & JOURNEYS
Image from Garden of Earthly Light video by Betsy Tobin
Ongoing video collaboration with kinetic sculptor George Sherwood
for his exhibitions in botanical gardens across the U.S.
Seismic Memory by George Sherwood