PUNCH Kamikaze: UBU ROI Curated & Hosted by Drama of Works
About This Show
‘PUNCH Kamikaze’ is the term we coined for when artists of various styles and puppet experience are assigned scenes from a play and then we present the pieces in order. No limitation is given on interpretation or puppet style used. This time we are tackling Alfred Jarry’s absurdist masterpiece UBU ROI, which was met with riots when it originally premiered in 1896. It is a bawdy and rude dissection of power, greed, and the evil they engender. We think it will be cast in the current White House quite nicely!
about the artists
DRAMA OF WORKS, ‘New York’s tightly organized satirists’ (In Pittsburgh), are known for their innovative works ‘high on fantastic production value’ (Village Voice) that cross the line between actors and puppeteers. ‘Whatever it is supposed to be, it isn’t boring.’ (Puppetmaster) Led by Artistic Director Gretchen Van Lente (former president of UNIMA-USA), they have performed around New York City, all over the East Coast, and abroad since 1999 with their unique brand of theatre: gaining members, fans and supporters along the way.