September 18–22, 2019
A captivating creation story of the origin of love. One soul split into two struggles to reunite through a world of shadows and light. This all-ages story combines puppetry, dance, and stunning visual effects. Beyond the Light is sure to captivate the senses. Called “stunning!” by Jane Henson, cofounder of The Muppets.
$10/ 50 minutes
Beyond the Light is an elegant hybridization of dance, puppetry, shadow work, and lighting effects. Called “Pure Enchantment” by Jane Henson cofounder of The Muppets. In this one hour work, one soul torn into two must find its way back together again. It is an exploration of the power of love, hope, and determination that blends four different forms of puppetry to explore a world rift with drama and comedy. This work is all ages but is not recommended for children under the age of six. This piece was developed in sections through a series of residencies including Indy Convergence, The Eugene O’Neill Puppetry Conference, and Puppetry at the Carriage House (PATCH) sponsored by Jane Henson, and Emerging Artist Commissioning Program from Streb Action Mechanics Laboratory led by Elizabeth Streb. Excerpts of this work have been selected for the National Best Short Works by the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA.