Animal Cracker Conspiracy Puppet Co. Presents: The Collector


San Diego–based Animal Cracker Conspiracy Puppet Company, special guests of Trouble Puppet Theater Co., presents a genre-stretching, surreal, multimedia tale about a lowly debt collector who travels through the urban landscape, undergoing a radical transformation of spirit. 

The Collector, 

a multidimensional mixed-media performance viewed through Orwellian, neo-Victorian lenses, is a contemporary puppet theater work that engages the audience in a projected reality, a detailed and gritty environment of toy theater, animated objects, miniature protagonists and antagonists, all unfolding in dialogue-less mystery. This alternate reality is underscored by original film and constructed soundscapes. 

Created and performed by Bridget Rountree and Iain Gunn of Animal Cracker Conspiracy Puppet Company, this nontraditional spectacle features recorded surround sound designed by the experimental composer Margaret Noble. 

The Austin premier of 

The Collector 

is made possible by grants from the Jim Henson Foundation, The Sator Arts Foundation, Synergy Art Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and continued support from the San Diego Guild of Puppetry. 

Presented by Trouble Puppet Theater at Salvage Vanguard Theater, studio theater, 2803 E Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722. This run has limited seating. Three shows only! Tickets are $15 ($12 for students/seniors and $10 for groups) at http://www.


295054 or at the door.



Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78722


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