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925 Mission Street Suite 109
San Francisco, CA, 94103
USA

Mugwumpin is a San Francisco theater and performance ensemble founded in 2004.  We make highly visual, viscerally performed work.  The now-ness of the audience experience remains at the heart of our pieces for both theater and non-theater spaces.

Past work

Occurrence: Asomnia

A 60-hour, no-sleep, no-holds-barred performance marathon, created by Mugwumpin: El Beh, Madeline HD Brown, Stephanie DeMott, Joe Estlack, Natalie Greene, Susannah Martin, Ashley Rogers, Michelle Talgarow, Christopher W. White. Supported by Katy Adcox, Carolyn Cooke, Sarah Elovich, Theodore Hulsker, Johanne Pastor, and Wolfgang Lancelot Wachalovsky

Performed December 2013 at Area 5 of California Institute of Integral Studies, SF


The Great Big Also

Created by Mugwumpin: Christopher W. White, director; Madeline HD Brown, Stephanie DeMott, Joe Estlack, Natalie Greene, Susannah Martin, Michael Mohammed, Wiley Naman Strasser, and Michelle Talgarow, performers; Sarah Elovich, front-of-house experience designer; Theodore Hulsker, sound designer; Darl Andrew Packard, lighting designer; Sean Riley, scenic designer; Ashley Rogers, costume designer

Performed March 2013 at Z Space, SF


Future Motive Power

Created by Mugwumpin: Susannah Martin, director; Misti Boettiger, Joe Estlack, Natalie Greene, Rami Margron, and Christopher W. White, performers; Madeline HD Brown, assistant director; Ashley Rogers, costume design; Wolfgang Lancelot Wachalovsky, lighting design; Shannon Walsh, property design and painting; Sarah Elovich, asst. lighting design

Performed January 2012 at the San Francisco Old Mint

First workshop production performed March 2011 at Ron’s Machine Shop, Oakland, directed by Rod Hipskind

 


Occurrence: THRUM

A performance-sound installation, conceived by Anne Allison and Christopher W. White; performed by Mugwumpin: Anne Allison, Rob Dario, Sarah Elovich, Maryam Rostami, Anna Shneiderman, Christopher W. White; Julia Lynton, house manager

Performed May 2011 at Envision Academy, Oakland and Fury Factory Festival, SF



Occurrence: Wake Up Horizons

Conceived by Jed Hancock-Brainerd, Rebecca Noon, and Christopher W. White; created and performed by Mugwumpin: Joe Estlack, Ara Glenn-Johanson, Natalie Greene, Jed Hancock-Brainerd, Julia Lynton, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Noon, Rowena Richie, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, Michelle Talgarow

Performed December 2010 at The Hub, SF



Occurrence: The Search Party

Conceived by Liz Lisle; performed by Mugwumpin: R. Black, Madeline HD Brown, George Chan, Dave Garrett, Julia Lynton, Allyson Seal, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart

Performed October 2010 at Tilden Park, Berkeley



This Is All I Need

Created by Mugwumpin: Liz Lisle and Jonathan Spector, directors; Madeline HD Brown, Joe Estlack, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, and Christopher W. White, performers; Rod Hipskind, scenic design and dramaturgy; Jarrod Green, lighting design; Erik Pearson, sound design

Performed August-September 2010 at NOHspace, SF

European tour: Summer 2011 to Paris and Bonn (Germany)

 


Occurrence: Get This Go

Conceived by Susannah Martin and Christopher W. White; created and performed by Mugwumpin: El Beh, Madeline HD Brown, George Chan, Joseph Estlack, Rod Hipskind, Maryam Rostami Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, Michelle Talgarow, and Christopher W. White

Performed May 2010 at Pacific Heights Motor Inn, SF



Occurrence: I Have This _____ [Possessional Confessional]

Conceived by Madeline HD Brown; performed by Mugwumpin: Madeline HD Brown, Joe Estlack, and Christopher W. White

Performed March 2010 at the Oakland Art Murmur



I Need That. This Is All I Need. (work in progress)

Created by Mugwumpin: Liz Lisle and Jonathan Spector, directors; Madeline HD Brown, Christen Karle, Mick Mize, and Christopher W. White; contributions from Jonathan Bock



super:anti:reluctant (v.2)

Created and performed by Mugwumpin: Joseph Estlack, Rebecca Noon, and Christopher W. White; Denmo Ibrahim, outside eye

Performed August 2008 at NOHspace, SF, and at the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre



The Water Project (work in progress)

Commissioned by Golden Thread Productions. Written by Denmo Ibrahim, created by Mugwumpin: Christopher W. White, director; Bobak Bakhtiari, Madeline HD Brown, Jed Hancock-Brainerd, Matthew Lowe, Nicole Lungerhausen, Rami Margron, Emily Morrison, Rebecca Noon, Sara Razavi, performers.



Tesla’s White Pigeon, Part 1: Static

Created and performed by Mugwumpin: Denmo Ibrahim, director; David Bracke, Leda Lum, and Evren Odcikin, performers; Sarah Elovich, stage manager

Performed September 2007 at EXIT Theatre as part of the SF Fringe Festival



Still Sitting Still

Created and performed by Mugwumpin: Denmo Ibrahim and Christopher W. White; Liz Lisle and Joseph Estlack, outside eyes

Set design: Christopher W. White

Performed April 2007 at Traveling Jewish Theatre, SF, as part of the Fury Factory Festival



super:anti:reluctant (v.1)

Created and performed by Mugwumpin: Joseph Estlack, Denmo Ibrahim, Leda Lum, Celeste Martinez, and Christopher W. White

Stage manager: Sarah Elovich     Lighting Designer: Amanda Ortmayer

Performed November-December 2006 at the EXIT Stage Left Theatre



Frankie Done it 291 Ways

Created by Mugwumpin: Christopher W. White, director and Dave Malloy, music director; Jane Chen, Joseph Estlack, Denmo Ibrahim, Dave Malloy, Rebecca Noon, performers

Performed April 2006 at Ashby Stage, Berkeley, as part of the Shotgun Players Theatre Lab



Symphony of Frogs

Conceived by Yuval Boim and Denmo Ibrahim; created, performed, and designed by Mugwumpin (Yuval Boim, Denmo Ibrahim, Laurel Keane, Roman Kosins, and Christopher W. White)

Performed November 2005 at Traveling Jewish Theatre, SF, as part of the Fury Factory Festival



Your Nightgown Is Jealous When You Dream

Created by Mugwumpin: Jyana S. Gregory, director; Maiya Murphy and Christopher W. White, performers

Performed August 2005 as part of the Boulder (CO) Fringe Festival



Rabbit Causes Dog

Created, performed, and designed by Mugwumpin (Joseph Estlack, Denmo Ibrahim, and Christopher W. White)

Performed February 2004 at the Phoenix Theatre, SF, and September 2004 at the Jon Sims Center, SF, as part of the SF Fringe Festival