Black Hole Theatre are heading to the US with our beautiful, awe-inspiring Les Méduses puppets. We’ll be performing at the International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase 2017 [IPAY] in Madison, Wisconsin and BAMkids Film Festival 2017 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York later this month!

Les Méduses has been inspiring audiences since premiering at the World Puppetry Festival in Charleville, France in 2015. Accompanied by an immersive aquatic soundscape, our illuminated, roving jellyfish puppets float and swoop to engage and entrance children, teenagers, and adults alike. With tours to France and around Australia under our belt, this will be the first time we take Les Méduses to the US.

Our Artistic Director, Nancy Black, will be joined by regular BHT artists Renae Shadler, Nathan Reardon and Kaira Hachefa as well as two new US artists, Katie Norman and Scott McKenna Campbell who will perform with us at IPAY.

Please allow us to introduce you to Katie and Scott.

Katie Norman is an MA student in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies at the UW Madison, and holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work has included: touring the US and Canada as an Actor/Director with the Missoula Children’s Theatre; training and performing with Double Edge Theatre; conducting a Shakespeare workshop through The Lioness Tale Prison Project; creating street plays with Maher in Maharashtra; working as the resident artist at the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam in Tamil Nadu; teaching with the Children’s Theatre of Madison and Whoopensocker; seven summers at Interlochen Arts Camp( Associate Director of the Intermediate Acting Company Production); and various other projects teaching, performing, and training.

Scott McKenna Campbell is a composer, musician and core company member with the Ohio Shakespeare Festival, where he has written and music-directed two original productions. A writer, multi-instrumentalist, teacher and actor, he has worked with the Maryland Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, the Maryland Renaissance Festival, Shakespeare in the Pub DC, and the Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival. Scott earned his Masters degree in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin College. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies with a focus on early modern staging practices and modern folk performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Scott is an Equity Membership Candidate and an active member of the American Society for Theatre Research.

Please join us in welcoming Katie and Scott to our extended family!

Les Méduses is based on a concept co-devised with Barking Spider Visual Theatre.