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Mr. Snortoose and the Machine-Children's Machine






Performed at the 2015 rEvolver Festival, May 20-31st 2015 presented by Upintheair Theatre


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In a world missing all history, the man with a single memory is king. Unfortunately for Mr. Snortoose, his one existing memory disappears whenever he needs to recall it. The community around him - a buncha hollow know-nothin machine children - is growing restless for the past, and the machine they are tirelessly building is threatening unspeakable futures.


Corrupting and misinterpreting text from old newspapers, out-dated medical textbooks, and a couple of well known fables, Mr. Snortoose and the Machine Children’s Machine is an absurd nostalgia retelling a history that never really happened. 


The show features a plethora of radios, several sizes of squares, stacks of cardboard, a flip!, original music, and a lamp in shorts.


Concept, Text and Direction by Elysse Cheadle


with co-creators and performers 


Shannon Lee

Derek Chan

Carmine Santavenerena

Keely O'Brien

Ashley Aron

Manuela Sosa


Music by Elliot Vaughan

Lighting Design by Jonathan Kim

Stage Management by Malena Meneses-Skoda


Performer Carmine Santavenere

Photo by Dan Borzillo

Production stills from video documentation by  Daniel O'Shea


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