Director, Video, Puppet and Mask Designer

Wood Boy Dog Fish

Direction, Puppet and Mask Design by Sean Cawelti
Written by Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble

Experience the Rogue’s modern macabre retelling of Carlo Collodi’s “The Adventures of Pinocchio.” In this world-premiere play for mature audiences, the cricket is killed, Blue haunts us all, and the legendary Dogfish monster preys on our greatest fears in the tumbledown tourist trap amusement park of Shoreside, where a little wooden puppet comes to life at the hands of the wood-maker Geppetto.

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. (ChromaDepth® 3D glasses will be available at each performance for a suggested donation.)


Nominated for multiple ovation awards winning an award for Puppet / Mask Design. 



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

“RECOMMENDED… often spectacular… solid performances by a large ensemble of actors and puppeteers.” — Neal Weaver, Stage Raw

This darkly macabre adult retelling of the legend of Pinocchio is so visually dazzling and so filled with ingenious, spectacularly colorful marvels that the originality conjured by this company is alone worth the price of admission … Wood Boy Dog Fish is wondrous in so many ways.” –