Created by Mugwumpin
Directed by Michelle Talgarow
Performed by Natalie Greene, Rami Margron, and Soren Santos
By shamelessly unmasking our obsession with the American hero, Mugwumpin investigates various heroic archetypes and their sway over our culture. Superhero, frontier settler, noir detective—each of them is a bit more than we could ever be. We strive to be better, to strike out alone, to claim our patch of land. And that’s how a nation is built. Original and found music, text, gesture, and sheer freakishness conjoin to create a stunning visual and physical experience. The parallel universe that’s created reveals the myths that live among us.
We are a San Francisco-based ensemble that devises collective live art. We celebrate and shine a light on subjective experience, with a focus on questions, not answers. By recognizing our own and others' autonomy, we navigate the space in between each other and therby develop empathy and sesitivity within and beyond our sensemble. Our collaborative process of making art is reflected in the public's experience of the work, and ripples outward from there. We value impactful sensory experiences, artistic risk, physicality, playfulness and precision.