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Cardium Home

(Photo of Alaska by Richard Termine, © 2009.)

Puppets designed/built/performed by Ed Valentine and Broderick Jones, O’Neill Theater Puppetry Festival)

* SITE RELAUNCH COMING SOON *

CARDIUM MECHANICUM PUPPET & OBJECT THEATRE COLLECTIVE 

(KAR-dee-um meh-KAN-e-kum)

Latin (or Near Latin) for “Mechanical Heart”

explores theater in its most physical…

most magical… and most theatrical forms.

Which forms, you ask?  Well, we specialize in Puppetry, Circus
Theater, Maskwork, Sound Theater, Grand Opera in Impossibly Tiny
Spaces, Toy Theater, Parades, Aerial Acrobatics, and Animal
Vivisection, among other Eclectic Entertainments.

Cardium was founded by Ed Valentine, who has worked with frequent
collaborators and full-time geniuses Megan McDavid, Robin Reed, Chance
Muehleck & Melanie Armer of The Nerve Tank.  Recently exploring the bounty
and beauty of Los Angeles – back performing in NYC – still staging various and sundry
Happenings on in places in between the coasts – wherever we go,
Cardium’s true home is right here, on the web.  Welcome!

Manifesto, in a Nutshell:

THEATER IS…

theatrical
MEMORABLE words
MEMORABLE IMAGES
full of wonders
full of mystery
Entertaining
Engaging