Send for the Million Men Joseph Silovsky
Send for the Million Men was commissioned, developed, and produced through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). It has received generous funding from the Jim Henson Foundation, the Axe-Houghton Foundation, and The Puffin Foundation. The work also received support from St. Ann’s Puppet Lab, DPI (Digital Performance Institute) residency, LMCC (Process Space), Mount Tremper Arts, The Knockdown Center, and Associated Hole Productions, a division of Radiohole.
Send for the Million Men played from Dec 3 - Dec 13, 2014 in the Mainstage Theatre.
About the show
The "crime of the century" of the 1920’s jolts to life in modern day New York City in Joseph Silovsky's micro-history multimedia tale, Send for the Million Men. With a compelling command of animatronics, robotics, puppetry, and handmade projectors, Silovsky examines the controversial executions of notorious anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti. Their bleak fates intertwine with Silovsky's own micro-tragic biography in a humorous and captivating history-rethink.
A HERE Resident Artist and Dream Music Puppetry Production
created and directed by Joseph Silovsky
performed by Joseph Silovsky, Victor Morales, Catherine McRae
associate director: Eric Dyer
video designer: Victor Morales
sound designer: Catherine McRae
lighting designer: Laura Mroczkowski
electronics designer: Ryan Holsopple
- ““The History Channel goes postmodern in Joseph Silovksy's ingenious multimedia retrial.””
- — Helen Shaw, Time Out New York (4 STARS)
- ““...this is a clever, complex, handmade show about a legal cause célèbre from long ago””
- — Laura Collins-Hughes, New York Times
- ““The creations themselves are simply remarkable. The use of live robots to personify Sacco and Vanzetti are both comedic and awe inspiring. It is the additional use of projections, Laura Mroczkowski’s lighting design, and McRae’s soundscape that make Send for the Million Men a remarkable experiment to watch.””
- — Sarah Weber, Theatre Is Easy