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KLRU's Arts in Context created an episode about our 2014 puppet performance, Once There Were Six Seasons.
The full episode, Tiny Puppets, can be viewed online here.
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  • Austin Puppet Incident 2014
    August 22 & 23
    Salvage Vanguard Theater

  • The Orchid Flotilla
    September 4—20
    Salvage Vanguard Theater

  • Handmade Bikini Fashion Show
    October 17
    The Fort

  • Simple Sundries
    February 27—March 4
    Salvage Vanguard Theater

Visit the gallery to see pictures & video from the
2012 production of The Orchid Flotilla

Up Next:

The Orchid Flotilla

September 4-20, 2014
Thursdays—Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays, 6pm
Salvage Vanguard Theater
Tickets - $12-25, available online

The Orchid Flotilla returns to Austin after a 2012 run that earned 6 B. Iden Payne and 2 Critic’s Table Nominations for Outstanding Original Script, Lead Actress, Sound Design, Set Design, and Puppetry.

A visual theatre performance about the human capacity to overcome ecological disaster, The Orchid Flotilla is also about the usefulness and uselessness of the manufactured objects we depend upon, and the transformative power of companionship.

The flotilla is a tiny floating island of refuse, upon which a solitary woman scrounges for survival in a not-so-distant future. The orchids she tends for become the metaphor in which she discovers her own capacity for resilience and adaptation, and learns that survival is more than putting one foot in front of the other: true survival lies in imaginative capacity of the mind to care, to nurture, and to connect with something or someone else. Lurking below the water and eventually joining her on the craft are other characters in both human and object form.

. . . one of the most successful plays to come along in some time. Dreamy, ethereal, and more than a bit surreal, Orchid Flotilla . . . examines the simple questions in a wholly interesting way. This production takes us through some of the biggest moments in life, while at the same time presenting us with something artistically startling. . . . The play says more in its 70 minutes of running time, with no dialog, than many plays do with hundreds of lines.
- The Examiner

The Orchid Flotilla is a wordless, confined, beautiful exploration of loneliness and survival . . . But there are many moments of humor . . . The Orchid Flotilla is a genuinely unique production. – Culture Map

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