COMING THIS FALL...
A NEW PLAY BY MARGE BUCKLEY
PERFORMANCES START OCT. 22

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- commutator (noun):
    a device        
    for reversing  
 the direction      
     of    
             an
           electric
 current         
- commutative (adjective):
a mathematical operation 
such as addition    
  or  multiplication
                in which
the result does not depend
           on the order
of the elements     


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Commutator Collective is an interdisciplinary group of artists, writers, theatre people, musicians, and filmmakers working in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Our Work
(so far)


40/60: “TODAY IS A GIFT, AND THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE PRESENT”



40 MINUTES OF ART /
60 MINUTES OF DANCING
+ A TOUR THROUGH THE ARCHIVES OF GRAINVILLE CEREALS, INC.


feat. DJ SOULSQUAD

hosted by
Grace & Junior (Conference & Events Planning)

with acting by
Rosie Tabachnick (on her 250th birthday)
Mark (Marketing Manager)
Susan (Manager of Marketing)

40/60: TODAY IS A GIFT was hosted at ACRYLICS in June, 2022. See more about it here.



40/60: PURIM 5782



40 MINUTES OF ART /
60 MINUTES OF DANCING
+ A PURIM CELEBRATION WITH HEGAI THE EUNUCH


featuring a crowdsourced performance of “HAMAN PICKS A DATE”
written by Marge Buckley

+ additional programming/acting by
Makai Dorfman
Riv Shapiro
Rosie Tabachnick
Asher Weisberg
Sam Weisberg

40/60: PURIM 5782 was celebrated on Purim of 5782 (March 2022) at ACRYLICS. All proceeds were donated to Jewish Community Action.



JESUS LOVES US
(AS WE KNOW)


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE STUCK IN A CABIN, WITH COVID, IN A SNOWSTORM


Featuring
Sam Weisberg
Asher Weisberg
and Jesus

Produced in a snowstorm, in 2022, in Two Harbors, MN.

Winner of Scream It Off Screen’s July 2022 Showcase!



DETECTIVE CHUNK, THE MULTIVERSE, AND ME



A PLAY ABOUT LOVE, ROBOTS, HOUSEPETS, AND GOOP.


YouBone phenomenon Detective Chunk is trying to find out who murdered their Mommy. The only evidence is a jar of goop, their Neighbor Pip (suspicious), and a very specific drawing of an alien abduction from 1987 that Sigourney Weaver (their camerawoman—a cat) found in the exact spot where Mommy was murdered. Coincidence?

Written by Marge Buckley
Directed by Rosie Tabachnick
Sound Design by Rachel Anne Brees
Puppet Design by Ray Gorlin
Lighting by Emmet Kowler
Original Music by Isaac Price-Slade
Facilities by Asher Weisberg

Featuring the acting talents of:
Artemis Brown, Sasha Blinnikova, Ben Capp, Emma Halper, Carey Morton, Sam Weisberg, Sam Wolf

DETECTIVE CHUNK, THE MULTIVERSE, AND ME was produced in the fall of 2021 in co-operation with Virginia Twins. It ran for 6 performances at ACRYLICS in North Minneapolis. You can see the show page here.



NORTH PINE POST



YOUR DAILY-MONTHLY-WEEKLY UPDATE FROM NORTH PINE.


Created collectively. Read the online edition here.



FORBBIDDEN FRUIT(s):
A PROHIBITION EXTRAVAGANZA


Powerpoint by Sam Weisberg

A WINE-CLASS-CUM-THEATRICAL-EXPERIMENT ABOUT PROHIBITION
(AND THE PANSIES WHO THRIVED BECAUSE OF IT)


Lecturing by Sam Weisberg
Script by Marge Buckley
Acting by Marge Buckley & Lahiru Samarasinghe

FORBIDDEN FRUIT(s) was created in the winter of 2020, and was produced during a month-long residency with France 44 Wines & Spirits in March 2020. It ran for one evening as part of France 44’s series of wine education classes.



DOCTOR, DENTIST, VET



OUR GRANDFATHERS, OR SOMETHING; MARKER & COLORED PENCIL


Art by Ray Gorlin
Words by Sam Weisberg

Created in Winter 2020



WHISPERS



a feature film
made in collaboration with M Productions

starring Andy Deluca, Ray Gorlin, Emmet Kowler, Elliot Masters, Maureen O’Malley, Lucy Scherschligt, Asher Weisberg, Sam Weisberg

Created in Winter 2019



PHYLLOXERA!


Poster by Ray Gorlin

A PLAY ABOUT THE GREAT FRENCH WINE BLIGHT
(YOU KNOW THE ONE) 

 
Two French sisters and their genderqueer sibling face off against flamethrower-wielding German vintners, an amoral American aphid, and a foreign agricultural trade crisis in the greatest showdown of the mid-19th century. Join local wine specialist Solar Champion for an evening of casual theatregoing, heavy drinking, and the history of a canonically-neglected catastrophe.

Conceived by Marge Buckley & Sam Weisberg
Script by Marge Buckley
Animation and Poster Design by Ray Gorlin
Costume Design by Ray Gorlin & Katy Santa Maria
Dramaturgy by Luke Soucy
Sound Design by Asher Weisberg

Featuring the acting talents of:
Marge Buckley, Erik Dagoberg, Bridget McNiff, Maureen O’Malley, Lahiru Samarasinghe, Lucy Scherschligt, Sam Weisberg, Caleb Zarns



PHYLLOXERA! was created in the early summer of 2018 and was produced during a month-long residency at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. It ran for two weekends in September 2018 and was the inaugural production of Commutator Collective. You can read the script on the New Play Exchange, or you can email us for a copy.

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