Director, Video, Puppet and Mask Designer



WOOD BOY DOG FISH  by Directed by Sean Cawelti, Rogue Artists Ensemble

WOOD BOY DOG FISH by Directed by Sean Cawelti, Rogue Artists Ensemble


Selected Press Quotes

Critic’s Choice Gogol Project – “Sheer staging opulence and ingenuity combining masked performers, digital animation, immersive sound and music, and, of course, diverse styles of puppetry, this spectacular new piece deftly balances flights of whimsy and depths of darkness.” – LA Times

"Rogue Artists Ensemble's world premiere adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's graphic novel "The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch" is an otherworldly phantasmagoria." - Variety

"Sean Cawelti provides invariably clever projections..." - Financial Times NY

"Rogue Artists Ensemble, under the distinctive hand of director Sean T. Cawelti, applies its signature mixed-media stylings of shadow play, puppets, masks and ritualized movement to their best effect yet The perfumed flamboyance manages to be simultaneously solemn and goofy, grave yet playful. Their lens may be contemporary, but within that perspective they immerse themselves deeply into fin de siecle bohemian sensibility, conveying a dripping wetness of sweat, smoke and other indiscreet secretions." - Hollywood Reporter

"Sean T. Cawelti's mind-bending projections the optimum in dazzle..." - LA Times

"This creature (a screen projection, one of many in Sean Cawelti's dazzling design) is about to swallow up ex-gang member Tami..." - LA Times

"Sean Cawelti's integral projection designs define Conrad's new play-within-a-play with not-so-subtle images of Emma screened on Nina's white gown; while his various video imageries of trees and birds (possibly seagulls) play up the whimsy of the Chekov analogies." - Broadway World