Infrared

by  Mac Wellman

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m or f

Winner! L. Arnold Weissberger Award

This puppet play follows the journey of a character referred to as Our Narrator, an ungainly self in search of itself. He loses his shadow and must travel to the mirror world of Infrared to retrieve it.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m or f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Experimental

Additional Info

This puppet play follows the journey of a character referred to as Our Narrator, an ungainly self in search of itself. He loses his shadow and must travel to the mirror world of Infrared to retrieve it. There, he meets Cathy X and her shadow, which he suspects might be his own. With Cathy's help, Our Narrator finds enlightenment and returns to his own world, a sadder and wiser person.
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Accolades

  • Winner! L. Arnold Weissberger Award

Considerations

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: Contemporary New York and in the infrared mirror world, rendered spacio-temporally speaking, in a series of dioramas and puppet theatres of varying scale.
  • Additional Features: Puppetry

Casting

9m or f
NARRATOR - an ungainly self in search of itself
CATHY X - a young woman with a shocking dual identity
CATHY X's SHADOW -a spooky temporal disturbance with a mind of its own
WOW -her dog and trusted confidante
Various PASSERBYS, CRIMINALS, DISCIPLES of CATHY X and assorted HOLES and SHADOWS, including that of the Flatiron Building
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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Mac Wellman

Mac Wellman's recent work includes Muazzez at The Chocolate Factory as part of the 2014 PS 122 COIL Festival; 3 2's; or AFAR at Dixon Place in October 2011. His books of poetry include Miniature (2002), Strange Elegies (2006), Split the Stick (2012) from Roof Books, and Left Glove (2011), from Solid Objects Press. His ...

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