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THEATER REVIEW | Billy Mullaney creates engaging theater at the Uncreativity Festival

Billy Mullaney as Mr. Rogers as part of the Uncreativity Festival; photo courtesy of Billy Mullaney

I hope the Uncreativity Festival becomes a regular event, that’s how much fun I had watching this grab bag of exercises in taking words out of context to create new meaning. Even though the show easily qualified as a full evening’s entertainment at 90 minutes long, the friend who came with me was genuinely disappointed there wasn’t going to be a intermission and then still more of it (I’m not kidding, there was actually an elongated “Awwww” involved). I have to say I agree but it was nice to have my enjoyment of it all immediately reinforced. Curator Billy Mullaney has struck a pleasant nerve with the collection of performance art he’s gathered together under the banner of Uncreativity. What Mullaney and his Fire Drill partner Emily Gastineau do for movement performance in their fascinating showcases like Bring In The Indigo and Absolute Bliss, Mullaney does here solo with the art of the word. Collectively and individually, you should be keeping an eye on these two. The Uncreativity Festival yet again makes the case for why that’s so.


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