RUb A DUck

Performed @ Motion Media Arts Center in Austin, TX November 2018

 

Rick Said So is an eerie absurdist 75 minutes of physical theatre. Through cycles of dexterous movement, surreal images, candidly intimate monologues, and original live music, Rick Said So follows themes of what compels us as humans, ultimately essaying the absurdity of existence.

In Rick Said So, “Rick” (who/whatever Rick is) becomes a metaphor for a multitude—internal impulses and external forces that drive decision-making toward an eventual and yet undefined endpoint. At times suspenseful and at times nutty, Rick Said So highlights the exemplary and the mundane through physicality and text, venturing into human cognition with pleasantly shocking doses of perspective.

CO-PRODUCERS: Kelsey Oliver, Alexa Capareda, Chris Conard, & Roberto Di Donato

CO-DIRECTORS/PERFORMERS: Kelsey Oliver & Roberto Di Donato​

ARTIST-COLLABORATORS/PERFORMERS: Alexa Capareda, Erica Saucedo, Khali Sykes, & Travis Tate

MUSICIANS/PERFORMERS: Urban Eisley & Walter Nichols

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/LIGHTING & SCENIC DESIGN: Chris Conard

SOUND ENGINEER: Nathan Patterson

FILM ARTIST: Joe Cornelison

COSTUME CURATOR: Aaron Flynn

STAGE MANAGER & PROJECTIONS OP: Ashton Bennett Murphy

Frank Wo/Men Collective is fiscally sponsored by Salvage Vanguard Theater and this project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Photography by Alex Masi (SWNG)