"The Moose" by Brittny Rebhuhn

Artist Statement: 

Through elaborately crafted shadow puppets and images, we get a taste of how our warming Earth affects the ecosystem. Through a focused lens, we introduce viewers to the current state of the moose population as it navigates migrations farther North to feel the comfort of the cold temperatures, battles neurological defects caused by parasites, and struggles for relief from everlasting deer ticks.

 

The hope is that the audience leaves wanting to do a simple google search: What is happening to our moose population? 

 

This piece features music by V. Ellsbury (Ames), puppetry creation & development by Brittny Rebhuhn (Ames) and Lena Menefee-Cook (Ames), and videography by Alyson O'Hara (Des Moines). 

Artist Bio:

 

Brittny Rebhuhn is a midwestern artist and creator. Originally from a farm not too far from Storm Lake, IA, she now calls Ames, IA home. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Dell'arte International School of Physical Theatre. During her studies, her love of collaboration and creation was ignited. She has toured North America with several small ensembles making weird plays and music. She has a deep passion for  obscure characters and off the cuff tales. Her area of focus is ensemble based, devised theater with an emphasis on physical storytelling. She is excited about movement, mask work, object manipulation, and taking risks.