THE TRAGICAL COMEDY OR COMICAL TRAGEDY OF MR. PUNCH

Director ︎ Sean Cawelti
Writer ︎ Sean Cawelti with Rogue Artists Ensemble
Composer ︎ Ben Phelps
Scenic Design ︎ Joel Daavid
Costume Design ︎ Kerry Hennessy
Video Design ︎ Brian White and Patrick Heyn
Lighting Design ︎ Melissa Domingo
Sound Design - John Nobori
Puppet and Mark Design ︎ Joyce Hutter, Pat Rubio and Sean Cawelti


World Premiere
Rogue Artists Ensemble


Adapted from the graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean, utilizing puppets and masks of multiple scales and video mapping to create an immersive multi-sensory experience.

LA Drama Critics Circle Awards
Winner for Writing (Adaptation)
Winner for CGI/Video
Winner for Puppet/Mask Design
Nomination for Scenic Design

LA Stage Ovation Awards
Winner for Sound Design


“Cawelti’s direction triumphantly mixes traditional puppeteering, shadow puppets, masks, video projections and more into a thriving whole.” - Variety




REVIEWS / AWARDS

"The amazing design elements set a new standard..." - LA Times

"Director Sean Cawelti and the Rogue Artists Ensemble have created a darkly wondrous work of multi-media theater." SPLASH MAGAZINE


Backstage West Garland Awards
honorable mentions for
scenic design
sound design
make-up design
Mark