Cave Dogs members are Suzanne Stokes, James Fossett, Ted Conway, Douglas Keller, Adam Mastropaolo, and Maria Jansdotter-Farr. Grammy Award winning Dean Jones created the soundtrack for their au•gust art festival performance.
Cave Dogs has produced and performed seven original performances that include, Sure-Minded Uncertainties (2012), Archaeology of a Storm (2007), Ferrous City (2003), How to Build a Raft (1998), Emily’s Circus (1994), Sustenance (1993), and Fall of Perception (1992). Cave Dogs received support from The Jim Henson Foundation, NYC (2001 & 2009), Franklin Furnace, NYC (1996, 1997 & 2005), and the NLT Foundation, MA (2000).
Their solo performances from 2014- 2009 include the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, NY; PortFringe, Space Gallery, Portland, ME; The Opera House, Boothbay Harbor, ME; and Garrison Art Center, 50th Year Gala, NY; FringeNYC, NY; O+ Festival BackStage Productions, Kingston, NY; New Orleans Fringe Festival, LA; St. Petri Cathedral, Malmo Festivalen, Sweden; The Grand Ol & Mat, Malmo, Sweden; Holmes Theater, Alfred University, NY; Woodstock Fringe Festival, Brydcliffe Theater, NY; Powerhouse Theater, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. They have also performed in Copenhagen, DK; Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Santa Fe, NM; and numerous venues in NY.
Reviews and previews in a range of publications, including NY publications: the Huffington Post; NYTheater.com; CNN.com; Chronogram, Kingston, Roll Magazine; Kingston Times. MA publications- Boston Phoenix; Boston Magazine; Boston Globe; Boston Sunday Herald; WGBH; WBUR. And publications in New Orleans, LA; Malmo, Sweden; Boothbay Harbor, ME; Santa Fe, NM.
au•gust art festival project
Cave Dogs’ Sure-minded Uncertainties presents fantastical characters – including a scientist, a tree puller, a storyteller and a tailor – who explore the balance between technology and nature in our modern world through innovative multi-sensory storytelling. Cave Dogs performances consist of innovative, large-scale shadow projections cast onto a screen from sculptures, props, costumes, and the human body. Dynamic, large-scale shadows projections move in concert with projected video imagery and an original soundtrack to create multiple, richly layered narratives and imagery. Cave Dogs tells life stories by creating visual tableaus and effects that conjure both the dreamlike quality of early experimental film and the humor of contemporary animation – all of which charm, challenge, and captivate a diverse audience of adults and children alike. Sure-minded Uncertainties promises to be a healthy dose of the sublime, the exciting, the absurd and downright fun. It is magical; like watching dreams cross into the conscious world.
Cave Dogs members are Suzanne Stokes, James Fossett, Ted Conway, Douglas Keller, Adam Mastropaolo and Maria Jansdotter-Farr. Grammy Award winning Dean Jones created the soundtrack.