Future Crash collides Vincent de Rooij, puppeteer of site-specific performances and magician of the inanimate object, with The Neo-Futurists, purveyors of the first-person play and destroyers of the fourth wall. Traveling from the Netherlands, de Rooij will lead an ensemble in interdisciplinary collaboration, guiding the audience through a solar system of short work hidden throughout the Neo-Futurarium.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Future Crash collides Vincent de Rooij, puppeteer of site-specific performances and magician of the inanimate object, with The Neo-Futurists, purveyors of the first-person play and destroyers of the fourth wall. Traveling from the Netherlands, de Rooij will lead an ensemble in interdisciplinary collaboration, guiding the audience through a solar system of short work hidden throughout the Neo-Futurarium.

Photos by Joe Mazza/Brave Lux + Vincent de Rooij

ARTIST

Vincent de Rooij is an autodidact independent theatre maker, actor, director, designer, visual artist and musician. He was a part of the theatre group Dogtroep, co-creating site-specific performances all over the world. As a freelance artist, de Rooij creates, directs and performs using the visual power of theater, inspired by a wide range of subjects, locations, materials, machines and people.

The Neo-Futurists are a collective of wildly productive writer-director-performers who create theater that is a fusion of sport, poetry and living-newspaper. From humble beginnings as the first late-night theater production in Chicago, The Neo-Futurists have grown to become one of the most highly regarded experimental theater ensembles in America.

 

PRESENTER

The Neo-Futurists are a collective of wildly productive writer-director-performers who are committed to creating immediate, non-illusory, irreproducible events at affordable prices. From humble beginnings as the first late-night theater production in Chicago, The Neo-Futurists have grown to become one of the most highly regarded experimental theater companies in America. Pioneering a new form of theater with Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind in 1988, the company launched Chicago’s longest running show and more than 9,500 original plays (and counting). Over 70 Ensemble members have added thousands of new works to the American theatre canon, including Greg Kotis’ Urinetown and Jay Torrence’s Burning Bluebeard, work with companies such as The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and Actors Theatre of Louisville, and establishing branches in New York and San Francisco.

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