The Collector is a mysterious tale, set in an alternate reality, about a lowly debt collector, who, under the management of a mechanical, tyranniacal overseer, undergoes a radical transformation of spirit in the process of collecting outstanding debts. As he travels through the urban landscape the boundaries between object and self collide. Performed with toy theatre, table-top puppets, object theatre, stop motion animation and film.
The story unfolds into a multidimensional mixed media performance through Orwellian, neo-Victorian lenses. The agitprop nature of this alternate reality is underscored by original constructed soundscapes by experimental composer Margaret Noble. Funded in part by the Jim Henson Foundation, the Sator Arts Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation.