CREATED and performed BY JANESSA JOHNSRUDE AND MEghan Frank
Creative consulting BY Mookie Cornish
SOUND DESIGN BY CORY GOLDMAN
Costume DESIGN BY Lynnie Horrigan
★★★★★ – "Incredibly expressive...oddly endearing" -Saskatoon StarPhoenix (full review: pdf)
★★★★ ½ – "It's Intelligence, enduring creativity, and great sense of fun force us to examine what it means to be an individual". - Edmonton Sun (full review: pdf)
"A superb hour of enthusiastic, hilarious, shape shifting magic...It's the kind of thing you don't get to see anywhere else". - Plank Magzine (full review: pdf)
"top notch...extraordinarily fun". - CVV Magazine
IT'S LIKE DAVID LYNCH MEETS ABBOTT AND COSTELLO
The sublimely grotesque vaudeville duo, The Camel Sisters, invite you into their delightfully bizarre act which begins to turn in on them when a nefarious death-worm appears and they struggle to escape. Born from the absurdist/surreal poetry of a 1920s Ukrainian prisoner Oleg Navolska, Camel Camel uses elements of bouffon, clown, physical theatre, vaudeville, and gender bending to lurch through dark, imagined worlds in a cascading theatrical event that is bound to entertain you while simultaneously slicing open the fabric of time and space revealing the nature of identity and our need for one another.
If you like surreal, sublime comedy with a challenging edge this is the show for you! We also have amazing costumes – one reviewer claimed character Horace was a perfect combination of “Mr. Burns and Lady Gaga!”. Whoah! See the complete tour history of the show here.
Photos by Arnista Photography, Jerome Kashetsky, Travis Major
Acclaimed physical comedienne Mooky Cornish has performed for over three million spectators worldwide. She was creator and lead clown in Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai for over 1000 shows (throughout Europe and North America). She is a regular sight in the Olivier award winning cabaret, La Soiree. She has graced some of the world’s most illustrious stages, including London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Off Broadway, New York, and the Bobino in Paris. Cirque du Soleil’s television venture,Solstrum, featured Mooky as principle role in two episodes. Mooky acted as co-creator and featured performer with San Francisco’s New Pickle Circusin High Water Radio, with Green Fool’s Theatrein Great Western Canadian Bricks and Earth Circus(Calgary) and Dell’ Arte International touring productions Out of the Frying Pan and Further Frying (California). A gifted instructor, Mooky taught at Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre, led workshops for Cirque du Monde and was a featured speaker at IDEAS 2001 in Norway where she performed for the Queen. More about Mooky at www.mooky.eu
“[She is] an interlude of beautifully calibrated silliness” Time Magazine
Cory Goldman is an accomplished musician, string wiggler, composer and sound designer, living in Arcata, California. He plays in several bands, including Lyndsay Battle Music, the Hip Joint, and the Striped Pig String Band. He works as the Music Coordinator for the Marz Project, a free Digital Media & Art Studio for creative people ages 13 to 22. Cory has created original music stylings for several theatre projects involving Janessa and Meghan. Find out more about Cory at corygoldman.tumblr.com
International designer Lynnie M. Horrigan received her Masters of Fine Art in Scenographic Design from Humboldt State University. Costumier highlights include Dell’Arte International and Miracle Theatre in San Francisco. International collaborations include Inferno Theatre and Theatrit Thalias Tjenere in Denmark.