Open Eye Figure Theatre Presents
The Platform Series 2017

Trial Child: Nurture a Better Nature

November 16 - 19, 2017

Written, directed, and performed by Scotty Wagner
Set Design and Art Direction by Bailey Hikawa
Music by Ben Christensen
Costumes by Ainsley Buhl
Sound Design by Scotty Wagner
Produced by Scotty Wagner and Bailey Hikawa

Open Eye's Platform Series showcases new work by artists in performance, puppetry, and object theatre.

Set in an imagined future where self-control is the single most important quality in human development, Trial Child, a robotic replica of a couple's would-be child, is the newest technology. Through the use of an extended audio track, Wagner activates viewer imagination by weaving characters between the physical and the imaginary. Trial Child humorously addresses issues surrounding the cyborg identity and our growing personification of robotics in relation to gender, identity, technological absurdity and family politics.

Scotty Wagner and Bailey Hikawa are a collaborative duo who focus on experimental forms of storytelling in theatrical, physical installation and moving image forms. Their projects address social, cultural and animal/physical norms that are illuminated and challenged by new technologies. They explore ways in which pleasure indulgence and self-control are confronted by technologies that target core human senses and how shifts in family politics are brought about by new parent/child dynamics through the evolving human/cyborg identity. Trial Child: Nurture a Better Nature is their most recent visually delicious cultural commentary.

More info at trialchild.com.

Tickets
$15 General
A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online. Pay as able at the door.
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Performance Schedule
November 16, 7:30pm Preview
November 17 7:30pm Opening, Post Show Reception
November 18, 7:30pm Q&A
November 19, 4pm Matinee

Run time: 43 min.
Recommended for ages 13 and up. There is some mild sexual innuendo and profanity. Otherwise it’s kid friendly and kids love it. 

Accessibility
Contact Open Eye at audienceservices@openeyetheatre.org or 612-874-6338 for accessibility information.

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