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Pinocchio like only the Rogues could imagine it. Guard your crickets.

Experience the Rogue’s delightfully macabre take on a story you think you know in this modern day twist on the classic Italian tale. Geppetto a suffering man, yearns to reconnect with his lost family and gets much more than he bargained for. In this world-premiere play for mature audiences the cricket is killed, Blue haunts us all and the Dog Fish lurks in the corner waiting to help you confront your fears.  As you live, and you die, what will you leave behind?

Over ten years in the making, Rogue Artists Ensemble’s PINOCCHIO will be a visual feast, combining masked and unmasked actors, highly expressive physical performance, dance, interactive sets, multiple puppetry traditions, projected media, sophisticated special effects and illusions. 

PINOCCHIO is made possible in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, the Jim Henson Foundation and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Upcoming Performances:

We had an amazing Live Reading Event at Mack Sennett Studios Sep 26, 27 & 29, 2013!  Thank you to all who came out to support the project!  Stay tuned for more developments…

And an extra special thanks to Mack Sennett Studios for hosting us!

MackLogo2 Mack Sennett Studios, a 100+ year Los Angeles icon!
1215 Bates Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029



Support This Project!


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!

Additional Credits

Project Development Team
Kris Bicknell, Sean T. Cawelti, Kerry Hennessy, Matthew Hill, Lynn Jeffries and Ego Plum
Directed By
Sean T. Cawelti
Adapted for the Stage By
Kris Bicknell with Sean T. Cawelti, Matthew Hill, Megan Wallace and Rogue Artists Ensemble
Music and Songs Composed By
Ego Plum
Scenic Design
Joel Daavid
Costume Design
Kerry Hennessy
Video Design
Matthew Hill
Sound Design
John Nobori
Lighting Design
Brandon Baruch
Prop Design
David Lepor
Puppet Design
Cristina Bercowitz, David Brooke, Christine Papalexis, Jack Pullman, Brian White
Dramaturgy By
Lynn Jeffries

Reading Cast:

Jonny Rodgers
Heidi Hiliker
Lani Claxton
Nina Silver
Ben Messmer
Amir Levi
Taylor Coffman
Miles Taber
Stephen Elrod