Pinocchio like only the Rogues could imagine it. Guard your crickets.
Currently in development, Rogue Artist Ensemble’s Pinocchio is the Rogue’s tenth anniversary production. Based on the original story by Carlo Collodi and adapted to the stage the ensemble, the Rogue’s Pinocchio is a fresh, original take on the children’s classic. Disney’s Pinocchio this is not.
Carlo Collodi penned The Adventures of Pinocchio as a serial between 1881-1883 for children, but with a knowing wink to adults. Its simple surface lessons urging young boys to behave and go to school belie deeper issues of free spirit, anarchy, and ones place in society.
The right thing is to go to school, but who wouldn’t rather be goofing off at the puppet show? It is the Rogue’s plan to tackle this tale with a keen eye on the modern relevance of its central message: The great struggle between free spirit and morality, duty and more selfish pursuits. With Pinocchio we have set out to not only explore the original intentions of Colloid’s work, but also to truly update it’s telling in bold and daring ways creating a highly modern and relevant piece of Hyper-theater.
Pinocchio is supported in part by the Jim Henson Foundation, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Pinocchio is currently in development. Stay tuned for a full production on its way Fall 2013!
A Rogue THANK YOU!
The PINOCCHIO Kickstarter campaign was a huge success, and the Rogues want to send a BIG THANK YOU to all the donors who made the first workshop possible! CLICK HERE to see the names of the fabulous philanthropists who keep the Rogues on the stage!
Pinocchio is currently being developed by Rogue Artists Ensemble.
Project Development Core Team
Kris Bicknell, Sean T. Cawelti, Kerry Hennessy, Lynn Jeffries, Keith Mitchell, Megan Owings and Ego Plum
Sean T. Cawelti
Adapted for the Stage By
Megan Owings with Jon Ludwig, Sean T. Cawelti, Miles Taber and Rogue Artists Ensemble
Music Composed By