I remember Jeff Becker's formidable design for Loup Garou, an outdoor piece by New Orleans's Mondo Bizarro
that explored the interconnectedness between land and culture in Louisiana in the face of massive land erosion.
THE FRENCH CONNECTION: The annual Cannes Film Festival amfAR dinner/auction AIDS fund-raiser, held in a tent outside the popular restaurant Moulin des Mougins, drew its usual array of mondo bizarro
characters: Liz Taylor, Elton John, Donatella Versace, Cher and Ivana Trump.
Now, on Mondo Bizarro (Radioactive), their song titles tell it' "Censorshit" "Cabbies on Crack"
After all, in case you've been so sedated you've forgotten about "Do You Wanna Dance," Mondo Bizarro includes a campy, revved-up remake of "Take It as It Comes" by the Doors, who've been the big 1960s-nostalgia icons for years.
Besides productions, Catapult also presents weekly training sessions hosted by Mondo Bizarro
and New Noise's Sound Off
The experimental ensembles ArtSpot Productions and Mondo Bizarro, frequent collaborators on the New Orleans scene, have again joined forces for Ciy You One, a "site-responsive" performance about the loss of coastal lands and residents, which takes the form of an outdoor processional on a stretch of land in lower St.
As voluble as he is prolific, Fitzmorris offers unabashed admiration for the formal adventurousness of troupes like ArtSpot and Mondo Bizarro, but he's confident that his own gifts involve the kind of dramaturgy in which "you see the story happen as you tell it.
The bearded Slie, co-artistic director of the experimental theatre ensemble Mondo Bizarro, is zeroing in on a small grove of oak trees next to a clearing, where a dilapidated wooden swamp shack looks ready to collapse.
Loup Garou, a collaboration between Slie's Mondo Bizarro and Randels's ArtSpot Productions, exemplifies the re-energized theatre scene that's emerged in the Crescent City in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's destruction.