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Dora’s Gently Used Dreams Store

Morgan McKenzie Kauffman

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Categories: Theater, Immersive/Interactive Experience

Dates: January 1, 1970

Overview

Get a glimpse inside a makeshift shop containing Dora’s secret collection – the dreams and nightmares donated by past customers. Writer and performer Morgan McKenzie Kauffman merges simple magic, character, science and folk lore to tell the story of Dora and the patrons who make up this mysterious market. This interactive show changes every performance as Dora’s collection grows with each new audience. Shop the store yourself or donate your own dream
in this intimate experience about our relationship to the uncontrollable stories that come through us every night.

For the antique addicts, mystically moved, even the dubious doubtful, Dora’s Gently Used Dream Store offers a sense of awe and enigma for the unconscious phenomenon shared by us all.

Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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About the Artist

Morgan McKenzie Kauffman is a theatre-maker, actor and movement practitioner working in the Philadelphia area.


She aims to give her own and others’ “bodies of work” body, working across the disciplines of performance and somatics. Recently, she graduated from The Feldenkrais Institute of New York last winter and performed in Frantic Assembly’s 2022 Summer Theatre Program. She has taught movement and devising for performers and community members at Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, and Farm Arts Collective.


An affiliate artist of Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Morgan has performed in numerous productions including The Thin Place (Hilda), Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Mary), Constellations (Marianna) and directed Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children. Dora’s Gently Used Dreams Store at The Philly Fringe is her festival debut. A graduate of Penn State University, her previous original installation performance Time in Motion was awarded an Erickson Discovery Grant and a Creative Achievement Award from the school of Arts and Architecture.


New to the Philadelphia area, Morgan is delighted to be joining the artists of The Cannonball Festival this fall.

Credits

  • Morgan McKenzie KauffmanWriter/Performer
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