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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.

Marquee Shows

Marquee Shows

 photo by Battista Remati

photo by Battista Remati

In Event of Moon Disaster

Created by Mugwumpin; Natalie Greene, director; Performed by Stephanie DeMott, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, Isa Musni, Nayeli Rodriguez, Soren Santos, and Don Wood.

Performed January 2018 at Z Below, SF

All about In Event of Moon Disaster >>


 photo by Pak Han

photo by Pak Han

Blockbuster Season

Created by Mugwumpin; Susannah Martin, director; Performed by Joe Estlack and Christopher W. White, with Melusina Gomez.

Performed September & October 2015 at Intersection for the Arts, SF

All about Blockbuster Season >>


 photo by Pak Han

photo by Pak Han

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


 photo by Pak Han

photo by Pak Han

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


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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

Early development workshop performers: Madeline HD Brown, Christen Karle, Mick Mize, and Christopher W. White with contributions from Jonathan Bock.

Performances:

  • August-September 2010 at NOHspace, SF (premiere)
  • Summer 2011 in Paris, France and Bonn, Germany
  • 2014 at ACT Costume Shop

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