Modern Toy Theater of David Commander
January 22 – 24, 2015
The first piece to be performed is named IN FLIGHT, which mocks the market of mis-focusing information and our potential for mass apathy. It questions what it is as a species that allows us to look the other way. Its story draws from the insatiable hunger for distraction that subtly guides our attention away from the immediacy of larger, life-threatening issues.
Next, Commander moves to the miniature sets of Sacrament Burger, which focuses on our disconnection from the function and value of food and how that detachment contributes to the waste of nearly half of all food produced globally. It also explores the inherent need to ritualize the act of eating and how this ceremony is performed within restaurant culture.
Performed as a part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. For more information about the festival please visit their website at www.chicagopuppetfest.org or by clicking their logo below.