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Wood Boy Dog Fish

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

Experience the Rogue’s modern macabre retelling of Carlo Collodi’s “The Aventures of Pinocchio.” In this world-premiere play for mature audiences, the cricket is killed, Blue haunts us all, and the legendary Dogfish monster preys on our greatest fears in the tumbledown tourist trap amusement park of Shoreside, where a little wooden puppet comes to life at the hands of the wood-maker Geppetto.

Wood Boy Dog Fish is a visual feast that combines masks, highly expressive physical performance, dance, interactive sets, multiple puppetry traditions, projected media, and sophisticated special effects and illusions – including 3D enhancement to recreate a scene inside an old carnival ride. (ChromaDepth® 3D glasses will be available at each performance for a suggested donation.)

Wood Boy Dog Fish is made possible in part by grants and sponsorships from the Westlake North Neighborhood Council community partner, American Paper Optics, Jim Henson Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, UnionBank, Macy’s, and Los Angles County Arts Commission.


WBDF Postcard FrontUpcoming Performances:

November 6 thru December 12, 2015

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29 at 2 p.m.

No show Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27
Previews: November 6, 7 & 12
Opening Night: November 13, 2015

Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057


Check out the press release here.

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Artistic Staff

Directed By
Sean T. Cawelti

Adapted for the Stage By
Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble

Music and Songs Composed By
Ego Plum and Adrien Prévost

Nate Hodges

Scenic Designer
Francois-Pierre Couture

Assistant Scenic Designer/Technical Director
Lorne Reitzenstein

Costume Designers
Kerry Hennessy and Lori Meeker

Lighting Design
Brandon Baruch

Video Designer
Dallas Nichols

Sound Designer
Stephen Swift

Props Designer
Dillon Nelson

Puppet & Mask Designers
Greg Ballora, Cristina Bercowitz, Sean Cawelti, Christine Papalexis, Jack Pullman, Miles Taber, Brian White

LED/TECH Designer
Benoît Guérin

Makeup Designers
Joy Pazos and Erica Romero

Dramaturgy By
Dylan Southard and Lynn Jeffries

Project Development Team
Kris Bicknell, Sean T. Cawelti, Kerry Hennessy, Matthew Hill, Lynn Jeffries and Ego Plum

Stage Manager
Stephanie Pease



Sam Bianchini, Lisa Dring, Eric Fagundes, Jeremy Hohn, Willem Long, Stephanie O’Neill, Veronica Mannion, Rudy Martinez, Ben Messmer, Mark Royston, Nina Silver, Miles Taber, Paul Turbiak

Thank You Notes

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!

Early development of Wood Boy Dog Fish was done at the Instituto Sacatar in Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil, through a Fellowship awarded by the Sacatar Foundation.


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