The Return of Rogue Artists Ensemble's
Wood Boy Dog Fish 
at The Garry Marshall Theatre

Written by Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble
Original Music by Adrien Prevost
Directed by Sean T. Cawelti

“A BREATHTAKING FEAT OF THEATER… wildly imaginative… A dizzying fusion of sound, lights, puppets, masks and music… the Pinocchio puppet is a spectacular creation.” —Los Angeles Times

Wood Boy is back. Guard your crickets.

Set in a modern day tumbledown tourist trap amusement park, Rogue Artist’s Ensemble’s macabre reinvention of Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, Wood Boy Dog Fish, is a visual feast that combines masks, highly expressive physical performance, dance, interactive sets, multiple puppetry traditions, projected media, and sophisticated special effects and illusions—including 3D enhancement to recreate a scene inside an old carnival ride.

“SIMPLY WONDERFUL… WOW!… Be open to be amazed, entertained and left in complete wonderment.” —

Partnering with the Garry Marshall Theatre 

We are proud to be part of the Inaugural Season of the newly launched Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank, CA as their special HOT Summer Show selection. The Garry Marshall Theatre strives to continue the mission of its namesake, the late director Garry Marshall, who believed that gathering people together in a space to share a live storytelling experience was one of the most important ways we process our lives. They strive to connect people through diverse storytelling and innovative performances and provide a community stomping ground for exploration and education.

“AN UNPARALLELED THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE… unlike anything I have ever seen…astonishingly ambitious… The climactic scene that takes place in a carnival ride is 3D enhanced, creating yet another thrilling dimension to an already extraordinary effort” —Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Notes

What it all means:

In adapting this story, Rogue Artists distilled the original tale through the modern world lens, through which we are constantly redefining ourselves and what we choose is real or not real—simultaneously curating the truth and becoming more raw and open than any generation previously. The design and concept of the show allows audiences to see the strings creating the theatrical magic—so the audience is not so much witnessing an illusion as becoming part of the storytelling itself.

What's New?

Our 2015 production broke new ground in the company's storytelling history, incorporating 3D effects, illusions, new methods of dance and puppetry into the piece. In 2018, after an acclaimed run of our first immersive theatre piece, Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, we are incorporating more immersive experience into Wood Boy Dog Fish, including an interactive lobby experience for which the Garry Marshall Theatre has been transformed into the tourist trap town of Shoreside, where Wood Boy makes his home. 

PLUS, NEW songs, REIMAGINED characters, and ENHANCED design elements - this is Pinocchio like you've never seen him before.

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