REd CANS

1/4

a new species of performance

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Created and Directed by Josh Meyer and Matt Hislope

Design by Hilah Stewart and Rubber Rep

Featuring Traci Koesis, Chelsea Hunter, Jessica Rae Akin, Ashley Gloor, Dolly Esther Garcia, Kelli Bland, Rosaruby Glaberman, Heather Whisenhunt, Kiera Griffin, Michelle Flanagan, Andy Smith, Matt Hislope, Ramona the Dog, Lowell Bartholomee, and Josh Meyer

August 3-18, 2006 at The Off Center (presented as part of Rude Mechs' "Rude Fusion" Series)

Austin Critics' Table Award
Outstanding Ensemble Performance

B. Iden Payne Award
Outstanding Theatrical Innovation

The evening is a hybrid of theatre, dance, puppetry, visual art, contortionism, and evolution.  At some point during the show, you are likely to lift up your feet, hide your purse, and secure any other loose possessions - like a roller coaster, only you're at the theatre.  Keep all legs and arms inside the play.
 -Hannah Kenah, The Austin Chronicle

It cleverly channels, combines and presents something of a history of symbolic, absurdist and physical modes of theater - mime, Cirque du Soleil, the preternatural dance moves of Pilobolus, Beckett, even a little commedia dell 'arte (albeit wordless) - into one engaging and odd little package, full of weird and entertaining images. 
 -Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin American-Statesman

Rubber Repertory Matt Hislope Josh Meyer Performance Theatre