A band of tiny adventurers, four wind-up creatures--a monkey, a robot, a dinosaur, and a unicorn—are on a fantastic journey. Although they move in short and unpredictable bursts, when they stop they trigger the performers into various rituals, stories, songs, and dances. Along the way they discover how to persevere, explore community, and celebrate random interactions. Wind-Up Variations, is a multimedia retro punk meditation, an experiment in Neo-Futurism, a theatrical spectacle of the real and tangible shared everyday moments finding poetry in the routine and the chaos.
Wind-Up Variations is a Neo-Futurist play based on ideas originally incubated in Monkeyland at Avant Garde Arama, Apocalypse Neo, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, and The Infinite Wrench. The show features current, past, and original New York Neo-Futurists: Ayun Halliday, Eevin Hartsough, Daniel Mirsky, and T Thompson.
The production features projection design by Lauren Parrish and costume design by Sarah Snider. Anthony Dean is the sound designer, Connor Kalista is the prop and design consultant, Emily Pojman is the general manager, Ashley DeLuke is the stage manager, Conor Bartram is the ASM, Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR is the publicist.