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Kyle Loven presents "Loss Machine" at On the Boards

As the visual and performance worlds continue to collide, Kyle Loven is a difficult artist to categorize. An object maker with theatrical designs, his Rube Goldberg-esque Loss Machine unearths a world of lost items, misplaced thoughts and fractured journeys all housed within an intricately detailed set. Digging through the layers of the everyday and the fantastical, this piece poignantly displays a narrative of discovery and loss from the drama of imagery.

Kyle Loven makes theater with transformed ephemera, projections and masterfully created puppets that are a far cry from traditional marionettes and muppets. In recent years he has toured to Amsterdam, Taipei, NYC, Minneapolis, Portland and Orlando. Locally his work has been seen throughout the city, including at the 2011 NW New Works Festival and venues such as Washington Ensemble Theater and Annex Theatre. He is the recipient of grants from The Jim Henson Foundation, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

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"When You Point at the Moon" in the On the Boards NW New Works Festival 2011

When You Point at the Moon

Created and Performed by Kyle Loven


Performing in the On the Boards NW New Works Festival 2011
June 10-12, 2011
Friday- 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday- 5 pm


Director: Nick Hubbard

Choreographer: Gabrielle Schutz

Sound Designer: Kevin Heard

Stage Manager: Jody Kunz


An Eastern moon myth warns children: “Never point at the moon or your ears will be cut off!” Inspired by this warning, the piece follows a young boy, the moon, and the fateful gesture that brings them together. Told in the spirit of a surreal cautionary tale for adults, this image-driven work combines a puppet, projections, recorded sound, and a live actor. Theater collides with visual art and elements of dance to explore what happens when we encounter the inevitable.



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