The Playwrights Database
James Godwin's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates
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below is a list of James Godwin's plays - click on a Play Title for more information
Lunatic Cunning is an original, new work by James Godwin, puppetry and performance art pioneer and founder of puppet comedy troupe, the elementals. Lunatic Cunning is a solo, semi-autobiographical mockumentary, mixing experiences from Godwins own life - such as work with Julie Taymor on across the Universe, as well as appearances on Saturday Night Live, Chappelles Show, PBS and with the Muppets - with a humorous examination of the occult roots of puppetry and performance art. the plot of Lunatic Cunning focuses on a shaman who is asked to cure a tribal elder who is dying of old age by using a language and puppet channeled to him by the spirit of the shaman. Structured as a lecture, the piece uses several puppet techniques such as tabletop, marionette, hand, shadow, mask and object. Highlighting the multiple techniques will be live drawing, ritual, lights and sound which make the connections between the various episodes and vignettes. the action of the show revolves around several stories from the artist's personal experiences and others that relay theory and parables.
161 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002 06 Apr 2012
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