Cosmic Events Are Upon Us

After the fall of Imperial Russia, the Romanovs have become the stuff of legend. They are painted as monsters – or saints – or children’s cartoons. Using original source material, this documentary play tells the real story of the people at the center of a revolution. What happens when one family can change the fate of the whole world?

For more information: http://www.waltzingmechanics.org/cosmic-events-production-info

The play is inter-cut with shadow puppet vignettes that are housed inside a pop-up book. There are also mobile shadow puppet silhouettes on dowels.

Photos by Tyler Core for Waltzing Mechanics

Design & choreography:

Myra Su


Cosmic Events Are Upon UsFULL CAST AND STAFF

Written & Directed by: Keely Leonard

Cast: Zach Bundy, Samantha Dedian, Emily Demko, Chloe Dzielak, Elena Feliz, Zack Florent, LaKecia Harris, Maximillian Lapine, Tim Lueke, Julia MacMillan, Adrienne Matzen, Martin Monahan, Bob Pantalone, Gloria Petrelli, Carlye Pollack, Jonathan Rooney, Thomas Sparks, Alexander Utz, Lew Wallace, Tanner Walters

Stage Manager: Alyson Kulin

Second Stage Manager: Margaret Baughman

Associate Director: Kaitlin Taylor

Dramaturg: Nathan Lamp

Shadow Puppet Designer: Myra Su

Props Designer: Emmy Weldon

Costume Designer: Rachel Parent

Scenic Designer/TD: J.D. Ostergaard

Lighting Designer: Karen Thompson

Sound Designer: Grover Gollway

Violence Designer: Chloe Baldwin

Assistant Dramaturg: Symone Powell

Production Managers: Kanomé Jones, Carinne Uslar

Casting Director: Kanomé Jones

Assistant Casting Director: Rachel Paige

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