Wakka Wakka Productions Presents World Premiere of SAGA, 3/7-4/14
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by BWW News Desk
The Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk-nominated Wakka Wakka Productions proudly presents the World Premiere of SAGA, written by Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock, with assistance from the SAGA ensemble, and directed by Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock. SAGA features original puppets by Kirjan Waage and original masks by Gwendolyn Warnock.
SAGA runs Off-Broadway from March 7 - April 14, 2013 in a limited 6-week engagement at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, located at 55 Lexington Avenue in New York City (enter on 25th Street between 3rd Avenue & Lexington Ave.). Previews begin March 7 for a March 9 opening. Performances are Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays
Iceland. Family. Crisis... Gunnar Oddmunson's life is in ruins. He is standing alone with a shovel in his hands, wondering how it all went wrong. He was feeling lucky, successful, and had big dreams for the future before the Icelandic economy collapsed, setting a new world
Brought to you by the Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk-nominated company Wakka Wakka, SAGA, a modern Icelandic Epic, features 30 puppets, ranging from 3 inches to 10 feet, portrayed by an international cast of puppeteers from Iceland, Norway, Ireland and the USA.
The cast includes puppeteers Kirjan Waage (Norway), Andrea Ösp Karlsdóttir (Iceland), Andrew Manjuck (USA), Fergus J. Walsh (Ireland) and Conan Magee (USA).
Wakka Wakka Productions is a non-profit visual theatre company based in NYC. Their mission is to push the boundaries of the imagination by creating works that are bold, unique and unpredictable. Since 2001 Wakka Wakka has created and produced eight original works of theatre which have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad. All of Wakka Wakka's productions have been highly physical, overlapping in a wide range of styles, including grotesque, absurd and clown, incorporating elements such as object manipulation, puppetry, masks and original music.
In 2011 Wakka Wakka was awarded an Obie Award Grant. In 2008 the company was awarded a UNIMA Citation of Excellence. Wakka Wakka and their work have been nominated for four Drama Desk Awards and a Hawes Design Award for their shows Fabrik and Baby Universe. The company is led by Gabrielle Brechner, Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock.