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Raven Kaliana


Nationality:    USA
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Photograph: Cereinyn Ord (c)2008 Raven Kaliana directs Puppet (R)Evolution, a puppetry & actor-based theatre company which she established in 2008. She wrote Hooray for Hollywood based on her own autobiographical material. She has freelances as a puppet maker, puppetry coach, and puppeteer, and presents to charities and other organizations on the topic of child abuse. She holds an Ma in advanced Theatre Practice/Puppetry from Central School of Speech & Drama, and got her start in puppetry at Folkmanis Puppets in 1997.

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Hooray For Hollywood

Hooray For Hollywood

Revealed in flashes and glimpses, Hooray for Hollywood weaves together the mediums of tabletop puppetry and shadow puppetry, alongside shadowy performers whose faces are never seen. an animated set frames the view in a filmic style. Based on a true story, this stark yet sensitive tale is set within the child pornography industry. It is shown from the child's vantage point. a recorded soundscape provides the setting for each of the scenes, while live experimental violin music evokes the internal states of the children. Hooray for Hollywood is a show for adult theatre audiences, created to raise awareness and encourage discussion about a challenging social issue.

Hooray for Hollywood, A puppet/performer theatre piece for Adult Audiences, represents A fractured tale set within the child pornography industry. This criminal underworld is revealed in flashes And glimpses from A child's vantage point. Laced with black humour And A haunting live violin, it presents A window on both human frailty And resilience. It is based on A true story. The show is followed by An Audience discussion co-facilitated by Childline, A children's charity, And the survivor on whose life the story is based.

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  (min 5 performers total - 4 must be skilled puppeteers)

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