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The Most Important Place In The World!

Details

Categories: Comedy & Improv, Theater, Party

Dates: September 25, 2022 - September 30, 2022

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: MAAS Building Studio

Overview

“Devilishly dangerous theatre.” -Huffington Post

Naked Empire Bouffon Company brings you The Most Important Place in the World!, a devilishly satirical bouffon show targeting colonization with a Diasporic Puerto Rican lens. Two fabulously windswept tricksters, who are equal parts hurricanes and prophets, take the audience on a dance-filled fiesta celebrating USA’s torrid love affair with Puerto Rico.

The show features our signature style of in-your-face physical comedy, lip sync, puppetry, outrageous costumes, and an anything-goes relationship with the audience to create an immersive, joyous, and sometimes disturbing rollercoaster ride of biting anti-colonial satire.

Founded in 2009 with an activist mission to devise hilarious, cutting, and visually-provocative satires to catalyze urgent discourse, Naked Empire has become North America’s premier bouffon company. We have had the privilege of touring North America with multiple award-winning productions winning Best of the Fringe twice in San Francisco, the Talk of the Fringe Award in Vancouver, the Artist’s Choice Award in Edmonton, as well as Official Selections from the Toronto Festival of Clowns, Vancouver’s Dancing on the Edge Festival, Victoria’s UNOFest, Berkeley’s Blast Festival, and Xfest in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Naked Empire Bouffon Company

Naked Empire Bouffon Company was founded in San Francisco in 2009 with an activist mission to devise hilarious, cutting, and visually-provocative satires to catalyze urgent discourse. Since then, Naked Empire has toured across the continent with award-winning new works and training intensives becoming North America’s premier bouffon company. Their productions have been awarded Best of the Fringe twice in San Francisco, the Talk of the Fringe Award in Vancouver, the Artist’s Choice Award in Edmonton, as well as Official Selections from the Toronto Festival of Clowns, Vancouver’s Dancing on the Edge Festival, Victoria’s UNOFest, Berkeley’s Blast Festival, and Xfest in Edwardsville, Illinois. The company uses bouffon, a rarely-seen form of highly physical and extremely irreverent comedic satire leading the Huffington Post to praise the work as “devilishly dangerous theatre.” Find us via insta/fb and read more at nakedempirebouffon.org.

Credits

Co-Creator/Director/Performer: Nathaniel Justiniano, Co-Creator/Performer: Marisol Rosa-Shapiro, Dramaturg: Jade Power-Sotomayor

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