A Machine for Living by Susan Simpson

October 19, 2018 – November 3, 2018 all-day
504 Chung King Court
Los Angeles
CA 90012

A science fiction about enlightened aliens, botanical intimacy and the end of the body as we know it

Live Cinema performed with puppets

A Southern California artist absorbs errant extraterrestrial DNA and slowly evolves into highly advanced alien other. As she receives revelations from a distant planet her body transforms. She finds herself capable of a supernatural botanical reproduction that could transform the human race. Pursued as a biological terrorist she must decide her next steps.

All scenes are performed on stage with small-scale puppets, sets and hand-operated special-effects. The performance is captured by multiple cameras and mixed live to create a live film experience.

Video Design: Ting Zhang
Sound Design: Jesse Mandapat
Lighting Design: Moira MacDonald
Set and Puppet: Design Susan Simpson
Puppeteers: Molly Allis and Moira MacDonald.

Vocal Performances by : Anne Yatco and Samuel Camp

Friday, Oct. 19 at  8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 20 at  8:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2:00 pm
Friday, Oct. 26 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 27 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4:00 pm