2018 Stage Performances

5 Fish, a Goat Head, and a Bag of Money

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps
A brand-new sketch comedy show featuring a hodgepodge mixture of costumes and props unearthed from the dilapidated remains of the many shuttered theaters in the Cape Fear region. Watch as...

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Aaron Hillis: Emcee

Aaron Hillis died in the Third Civil War on October 9, 2058. He is survived by his granddaughter Smallpox Brawley and six thousand frozen stem cells.

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Alex Tatarsky: Emcee

A proud Cucalorus emcee, Alex has improvised for far too long with a Jarritos bottle, was briefly famous as Andy Kaufman’s daughter, and likes to perform as a dirt mound.

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B.Monét: Emcee

B.Monét is a writer/director based in New York and LA. She poses questions about race, identity, and place in her work. Also, she enjoys most flavors of ice cream!

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Beats & Coffee w/ Langston Hughes III, subterrene

Beats & Coffee, Langston Hughes III
Beats & Coffee goes hollywood and presents an evening of instrumental hip hop, created with samples from soundtrack favorites. Featuring: tod soul, Rene, RizzyBeats. Coffee provided by Casa Blanca Coffee Roasters...

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Betsy Holt: Emcee

Betsy Holt is an actor/independent filmmaker/mermaid. Now, she's Jules in Jules of Light & Dark and a producer on #streetpunxofyangon and making her short about catfishing. She recommends the book...

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Brighid Greene: Emcee

A performer and a film and theater producer, Brighid enjoys crossing the street crosswalk or not, loves to write, and believes in shapeshifting. Via her namesake, she "unabashedly holds complexity...

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Cedric Harrison: Emcee

Cedric Harrison is the Founder and Director of Support The Port and has spent over 7 years working in media. He added "Author" to his resume by producing a Coloring...

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Closing Night Karaoke Costume Dance Party

Your Alter Ego
Are you a fabulous singer? Who cares! All that's required on closing night is passion, showmanship, and especially costumes for our annual open-mic spectacular, a high-energy bash celebrating the weirdest,...

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Courtney Bridgers: Emcee

Courtney is a camera assistant and operator for film and television. Favorite things: pools, tacos, Mezcal and her cat Meela Budgens.

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Dan Brawley: Emcee

When he's not doing your laundry, Dan performs as Saint 43 from the First National Church of the Exquisite Panic. He has a dog named Izzie. They walk a lot.

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Dance-a-lorus

Various
A festival tradition, Dance-a-lorus pushes boundaries by pairing filmmakers and choreographers for an exploration of film and dance. This live stage event encourages collaboration as a fundamental form of creative...

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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Anna Stromberg
Cucalorus presents an Opera House Production of Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde. Based on the classic novella, this original adaptation takes you to the dismal streets of London in the...

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Female Filmmakers Gathering

Wilmington Female Filmmakers Collective
Join the Wilmington Female Filmmakers Collective for a social hour at the V/S/W Lounge! Light refreshments will be available.

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Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Adventure

Free Machine
Technology shapes society, and vice versa. The coming wave of AI-driven automation will profoundly alter our lives—but how? At Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Adventure, you’ll take on the role of...

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Here at the Bailey Theater

Liz Naiden
Here at the Bailey Theater revisits the history of watching disaster from a distance - an experience inextricably linked to cinema by the newsreel footage once screened at Theaters like...

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Hominy Shorts

Various
Key Largo // Talia Alberts, Russell Yaffe :: Official music video for Baby Dayliner's song, "Key Largo," off of his forthcoming Key Largo EP (Brassland). LiLa - 3Dots // Stefano Pennisi :: A music...

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Ike Once More

Ikechukwu Ufomadu
Charismatic solo performer Ikechukwu Ufomadu blurs the line between life and variety show in an evening of original comic and music entertainments. It's an unpredictable, stream-of-consciousness variety hour where the...

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Ingrid Veninger: Emcee

Eating Boom Chicka Pop in Barcelona where I’m working on finishing my latest feature and I can feel my belly flip flop anticipatingly as I think about the magic that...

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Leah Shore: Emcee

Leah Shore is a Writer, Director and Filmmaker. She has been fortunate to have her films shown at over 100 film festivals, museums, galleries and shows worldwide. She was named...

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Lizdelise w/ Rene Russell, Pinky Verde

Various
Lizdelise is a dreamy pop rock duo from Philadelphia. Angular guitar lines meet looper, drum machine, and synth to create energized, intricate soundscapes and melodies. The duo crafts a playful,...

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Mary Glackmeyer: Emcee

Mary Glackmeyer creates and facilitates yoga trainings for teachers and students. Visit her for a transformative class at Longwave Yoga in Wilmington, NC.

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Matt Malloy: Emcee

Matt Malloy reassembles every year from a cloud of sweet molecules to bask in Cucalorus.  His day job is, at times, darkness.

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Omari Fox: Emcee

Omari Fox, the voice, the words, the poems, the flow. A long time Cucalorus veteran emcee, Omari uses his hypnotic baritone to set the tone for muse or movement. Just...

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Painting with Sound / Hearing the Light

Various
Eight, short, experimental films made collaboratively by 16 UNCW Film Studies students. This project first asked students to question the narrative norm of sound supporting a film's image.  Instead, the films were all created first as soundscapes and THEN...

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Sheila Kerrigan: Emcee

Sheila Kerrigan performs Mime Explains String Theory! for adults, and What’s Up With Gravity? for children. She teaches mime, juggling, arts integration, and collaborative creativity.

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Sleep Piece

Lucy Kerr
Sleep Piece is a site-specific performance installation exploring the female body’s relationship to gravity as a kind of resistance in public space. *This piece is a FREE durational performance, come...

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Sophie Traub: Emcee

Sophie Traub is a performing artist and co-director of The School of Making Thinking.  She is thrilled to be taking a break from her Masters work in performance studies and...

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Superchunk w/ Cardinal Family Singers

Superchunk
Nearly three decades after helping shape the Chapel Hill music scene, quintessential indie rockers Superchunk (whose adventurous output runs the gamut of early punk rock stompers, polished mid-career masterpieces, and even some...

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Tallie Medel: Emcee

Tallie Medel is an actor, dancer and comedian in New York City. Her work in film has earned acclaim from ARTFORUM, IndieWire and Filmmaker Magazine.

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The Evolution of Silence (Version 2)

Rachele Riley
The Evolution of Silence (Version 2) takes a poetic, expressive, and non-hierarchical approach to imaging, meaning, and structure. The video is generated through code (Processing), and explores the dynamics of...

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The Mary Worshippers of Sheepshead Bay

Shaun Mitchell
"THE MARY WORSHIPPERS OF SHEEPSHEAD BAY" is set in a catholic church in Brooklyn New York during the late 1950's to the mid 1960's. The seven Irish and Italian American...

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The Nature of Forgetting

Theatre Re
Through movement of great physicality and compelling live music, The Nature of Forgetting is the story of Tom, a middle aged father, struggling in the early stages of dementia. The...

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The ToyMaker, a SNEAK PEEK!

Bryan Putnam
Get a GLIMPSE into the heart of the Wilmington born musical that New York’s Backstage hails as “INCREDIBLE…BEAUTIFUL…INTRICATE”. Drawn by her own longing for children and a connection to a...

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Verses : Versus

Rachel de Cuba
Verses : Versus uses a predetermined line up of love songs to open up a stage for audiences to cross the divide between viewing and performing. Audience members can cross...

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When the Battle’s Over: Songs of 1898

Rhiannon Giddens, John Jeremiah Sullivan
North Carolina singer, songwriter and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient Rhiannon Giddens and John Jeremiah Sullivan, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the southern editor of The Paris Review, present their research...

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Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra

Steven Errante, Jane Tierney
Bring the kids and introduce them to the joy and excitement of an orchestra concert featuring the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by Steven Errante, and the Wilmington Symphony Junior...

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