New Play Galatea Explores the World of iDolls and Human Connection


Brittany Knupper's 'Galatea' is at CalArts this week.

Brittany Knupper, an MFA 3 playwright in the School of Theater, has written and developed a new project that explores the exotic and erotic “idoll” subculture. The play, Galatea, receives a workshop production this week at CalArts, directed by Zoe Aja Moore (Theater MFA 11).

Idolls are silicone mannequins advertised as “custom made to your specifications…completely articulated skeletons which allow for anatomically correct positioning.” (In popular culture, they’ve played roles in Lars and the Real Girl, The Twilight Zone and most recently, an episode of House this season).

Knupper’s play depicts curious couples and customers seeking human connection, while examining the “duality of personified objects—and objectified people.”

Galatea performs in Butler Building 2. Reservations for the six performances can be made through Eventbrite.

CalArts, Butler Building 2
24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Wednesday, May 9-Saturday, May 12 at 8 pm
Additional matinees at 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday
Free, but reservations needed

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