Archive for March 23, 2021

Cosmic viewers are saying …

The best thing I’ve seen all year!

A unique offering like no other out there in the cosmos …
as is usually the case when it comes to
the wow work of Theatre Gigante!

 

The most unique offering I have found/seen this year -
profound, poetic, humorous, heartfelt, and world-wise!

 

Brilliant!
Thank you for steadfastly making work for the World!

 

Congratulations on Cosmic Fairy Tales!  The whole idea of
a tale a day is so unique and delightfully odd – very Theatre Gigante!

 

Each video is roughly 10 minutes or less…a nice, little opportunity
to casually check-in with infinity once a day
over the course of the rest of the month.

 

I have watched – once again – Theatre Gigante’s amazing
A COSMIC FAIRY TALE KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.
It is primo Gigante!Such a much-needed enjoyable journey!

 

Very Cool and fun!

 

The list of talent involved is mighty!

 

We’ve started watching a few each night. So wonderful!

 

Beautiful art work…..lovely thoughts……….! very creative!

 

Great Project!

 

 

Russ Bickerstaff’s Cosmic Review


The Playful Infinities of Theatre Gigante’s ‘Cosmic Fairy Tales’

 

by Russ Bickerstaff
March 3, 2021

Theatre Gigante offers a series of brief stories brought online by performers from various corners of the country and the rest of the world. A Cosmic Fairy Tale a Day Keeps the Doctor Away is an often dazzling, little offering of deliciously short fantasy stories written by Slovene author Rok Vilčnik. A single payment of $31 allows access to 31 tales that can be viewed in 31 days (or less.) The stories are almost all under 10 minutes in length, but they have a habit of echoing into any evening with their thematic immensity.

There’s a dizzying array of different moods in the 31, little videos. Playful infinities dart in and out of various narratives that also occasionally dive into overwhelmingly deep moments of philosophy and metaphysics. Theatre Gigante’s Mark Anderson delivers a whimsical tale of beginnings and endings portrayed by the cartoon silhouette that’s been inhabiting the group’s logo for years now. Isabelle Kralj delivers a similarly surreally silly, little fantasy story in which a stampede of question marks rushes off in search of its fate. There’s also some irresistibly minimalist beauty to be found in the videos.

Megan Kaminsky tells the story of a being forced into stasis who has become so bored that he’s decided to create the universe. Rose Grizzell tells the tale of an often overlooked type of relationship while punctuating her words on harp in “Lara.” Posy Knight is crushingly hypnotic in a tale of sacrifice at the end of the universe. Voices from more distant places include the deep Italian accent of Ravenna-based Alessandro Renda, who tells to story of an actor and the deeply charming brogue of Belfast-based singer and actress Jordan Mackin relating the transit of a single soul of a chimneysweep. There are only 31 stories in the set, but there’s a pleasantly endless energy about them.

Theatre Gigantes’ A Cosmic Fairy Tale a Day Keeps the Doctor Away is available throughout the month of March on Vimeo. For more information, visit theatregigante.org.

What is the Cosmic Fairy Tale project?

Rok Vilčnik’s “Cosmic Fairy Tales” invoke and address humanity’s dreams and aspirations, and some of life’s bigger questions. With cleverness and a sense of humor they look to the cosmos to portray our world – what it was, is, and could be. Orbs of various sorts, creatures, ghosts, buildings, beginnings, endings, questions, answers – and then some – are all anthropomorphized in delightful, witty, ways with a deep understanding by the author of what it means to be human. In one tale, “The flock of questions was circling around looking for any kind of answers. Lately, the questions have multiplied a lot, yet there were only a small handful of answers available.”
In another, the largest train in the world takes a man on a journey of his past and into his future. And, in yet another, a poet writes a poem in which we all come together.
A COSMIC FAIRY TALE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY is just such a poem in a larger sense. In this difficult time of a raging pandemic, through a clever author, an innovative creative team, delightful storytellers, and you, the audience – it is just the right time, and just the right production, for all of us to come together!
for tickets: gigantefairytales.eventbrite.com