21-31 March 2012 at 7pm
Ticket Prices: Full $18.50 Conc $16
Purchase tickets at: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2012/mar/dialogue-with-a-mannequin
di·a·logue or di·a·logn. 1. A conversation or exchange of ideas between someone or something man·ne·quin n. 1. A life-size full or partial representation of the human body
Dialogue with a Mannequin is a show that follows a young girl in her whimsical journey towards adult-hood, in learning to look inside rather than out as she stumbles and strides through life. The flights of fancy that play out in her mind spill onto the stage and give the audience a chance to crawl inside the various misfires and musings that usually lay hidden.
The Carebears once said that growing up was something to be treasured - - but when in the midst of it, growing up feels less like a bedazzled box and more like a cage that we can’t wait to be on the other side of; to be a grown-up and free from the curious confusion that riddles our young minds. Of course, when we achieve that oh-so-freeing status, we wish only to return to those carefree versions that we once were. Anything but the present seems to be the driving force in so many people’s lives.
Cyan is a theatre practitioner who received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance and Design in her native State, NY. Following her graduation she ping-ponged between NZ and NY to work by her then boyfriend, now Husbands side, Steve Wrigley, as their individual careers found footing.
For the past 7 years she has worked professionally as a costume designer, puppeteer, performer and general creator both here and NY. 2011 saw her and her Husband work side by side on two projects, TV3’s the Jono Project, where Cyan tackled the art department role and then again when they worked on the hit comedy festival show, Kevin the Musical, which had a very successful run.
Dialogue with a Mannequin is Cyan’s first solo theatre show where she attempts to apply her skills to her own vision. Though it is a story about one girl it is not a “one woman show” as Cyan will be joined by her younger sister Lyla, who represents an extension of herself, a shadow of who she is/once was/and hopes to be and helps to illustrate what happens when we attempt to see ourselves through another’s eyes.