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In the Time of the Blue Ball

Ali Goss


Categories: Immersive/Interactive Experience

Dates: September 25, 2023 - September 28, 2023

Run Time: 35 mins

Venue: MAAS Building Garden


In the Time of the Blue is a participatory table read in which audience members read a script based on a short novel of the same name by Manuela Draeger/Antoine Volodine. In the story, an out of work detective, Bobbi Potemke, and a wooly crab navigate a not-so-distant future in which government systems have failed, police are no longer and infrastructure has succumbed to the natural world. The duo sets off to save a noodle named Auguste Diodon but soon ask the question—did the noodle even want to be saved? Through engaging with the text directly, audience members are implicated in the world-making, and animate the story collectively, while still obeying the formalities of a new work table read. 

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

Ali Goss is a multimedia artist and puppeteer. Their work spanning performance, puppetry and live-feed projection has been seen at The Tank, La Mama, Dixon Place, the Object Movement Festival, Coney Island Sideshows, Puppet Showplace Theatre, The Wassaic Project, Temple Contemporary and in internet chatrooms. Since 2017, they have toured and performed with Australia-based giant puppet troupe Snuff Puppets and German director Steffi Oberhoff, most recently at the Basel International Figure Theatre Festival. Since 2018, they've worked for Basil Twist, most recently performing in Book of Mountains and Seas at St. Ann's Warehouse. They are the founder of The Center For: an inflatable modular center for inquiry. They are currently pursuing their MFA in Sculpture at the Tyler school of Art and Architecture.


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