The Way at Midnight explores confrontations with losing and being lost from the colonial period through the digital age and incorporates theatrical performance, visual installation and live and recorded music. Directed by Joanna Russo, Mondo’s latest work is inspired by contemporary questions of migration and (dis)orientation.
Two performers—Hannah Pepper-Cunningham and Nick Slie bring humor and gravitas to their portrayals of seven distinct characters confronting their ancestry and looking towards an uncertain future. Framing the performance, visual artist Miwa Matreyek’s custom animations are projected onto four surfaces of the CAC warehouse, while composer Peter Bowling’s dynamic sound design and original compositions fill the auditory space.
Mondo Bizarro has been creating original, interdisciplinary performances and fostering creative partnerships in local, national and international communities since 2003. Working as an ensemble and developing projects over several years, their art inspires a deeper understanding of what makes us commonly human and individually unique.