is designed to be "one vast experiment" that is "always
changing as some parts moved on to become full shows", such
as "Rapunzel" or moved on to oblivion such as
"Flatland". The show won praise at the Fringe
at the Puppeteers of America National in 1995 at Bryn Mawr.
"Odyssey" continues to use a variety of puppetry,
mask and physical comedy; whirled together to form events from
everyday life that take on some highly unusual turns. The show
is a series of vignettes 7 to 12 minutes in length with an occasional
20 minute segment when requested by a venue.
View the QuickTime promotional video here.
This show is recommended for the family
audience with workshops available for all age groups.
View a QuickTime of a workshop here.
Simple technical information
Duration(s): 45 and 70 minute versions.
Minimum dimensions: 3.5m x 3.5m x 4.5m (10'L x 10'W x 13'H).
Lighting requirements: Adaptable, from 6 instruments to 60.
Some English with music.
Pricing for this show starts at $1,200 BUT other factors can
change the cost up or down. Number of shows and venue size, distance
of travel, hotel, and workshops.
Discounts are given to those that help us find additional shows,
week long blocks in one location and block bookings (5+ shows
in a week's time).
Interesting Facts (at
least to me)
- The show has been performed since 1994
mostly as a part of larger events. It has been to Pennsylvania,
Oregon and California. To see where and when our shows are coming
your way visit our online calendar here
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- "Odyssey", was written in 1994 by Tim Giugni as "a
place where small ideas could turn into big ones". This
show has spawned the popular "Rapunzel" and
"Waiting for a Train".
- The segment Laundry Day was inspired
by "The Drunken Master" where in Jackie Chan
fights off opponents with wet laundry.