The following is an interview with Sarah Fornace and Ben Kauffman, two of the artistic directors at Manual Cinema, a Chicago based shadow puppet company. Fornace and Kauffman talk with WKCR programmer Danielle Smith about Manual Cinema, Shadow Puppetry, and the show currently running in New York City, Ada/Ava. The show, using overhead projectors, shadow puppets, and live music, follows the elderly woman Ada as she deals with the death of twin sister Ava. The show takes place in a New England gothic setting and uses the supernatural and uncanny to explore themes of grief and death. The show is running at the 3 Legged Dog Art and Technology Center until July 26th.
Monday, July 20, 2015