Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Michael Kelly on THE DIGGER: A SUBTERRANEAN ALLEGORY



Michael Kelly director, designer and puppeteer of THE DIGGER: A SUBTERRANEAN ALLEGORY, the new show by Inkfish opens Thursday, March 24 at The First Floor Theatre at La MaMA.  Michael talks about the origins of The Digger:

"It all began while watching a water main construction crew in Copenhagen working in a giant hole. There was a loud sound from deep in the hole - one crew member looked up and said “Oh S!?t!” This set in motion thoughts about holes. This project is inspired by holes, the media circus of the Chilean mine collapse and my own open-heart surgery with a little Dante’s Inferno thrown in.

"The development of this project has taken us from New York to residencies in rural Minnesota and above the Arctic Circle. It is a visual poem is about the holes left by increasing obsessions with and retreats into technology. How do we fill the holes in our lives? With what? And why? My thanks to the unbelievably talented performers, collaborators, crew and folks at La MaMa for helping make this show a reality.”



La MaMa presents
THE DIGGER:
A SUBTERRANEAN ALLEGORY

written by Brian Snapp 
directed and designed by Michael Kelly

March 24 - April 10, 2016

Thursday - Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm

The First Floor Theatre at La MaMa
74A East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors

For tickets and info: CLICK HERE