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Ross Goffin

One Boy, No Mum.

One Boy, No Mum.

This week we are introducing you to Robot Boy! Robot Boy is our villain's unwitting side kick who you might be tempted to route for just because he is so darn adorable!  

 

Robot Boy is a creation of Gotten-Gitten Von Schnauzelburger. He was made out of love and hope for GG and his wife Mary, who were unable to have a child of their own. Robot Boy and Mary were very special to one another. You could say that Robot Boy loved Mary, though some might argue that a mechanical creation doesn't know what love is. Robot Boy lives with the memory of how Mary cared for him and took him on all kinds of adventures out in the town and to the park. Going to the park with Mary was his favorite thing in the whole wide world, and he doesn't understand why he hasn't been allowed out since Mary went away. Robot Boy is very loyal to his father and though he doesn't understand GG's intense hatred of smiles, laughter, and children, he dutifully does his part in the lab...until one day....

 

It's been so "outstanding" to see how Robot Boy has come together. As with all our puppets, hours of work has gone into both the imagineering and the engineering of this mechanical fellow. We are just 20 days out from the end of our campaign and there is still much imagineering to do. Have a lil' sneak peek and the progress of Robot Boy and please consider helping us #FundTheMagic. 

Cloths & Costumes & Stuff

Cloths & Costumes & Stuff

We think that Robot Boy is the cutest mechanical sidekick to ever roll across the stage and we believe the kids will think so too!

Robot Boy is our most complete puppet. A hodge podge of parts, the crafting of Robot Boy was all about finding the right gadgets to bring him to life, and Designer Ross Goffin and actor Tyler Brailey have been doing a fantastic job of making our plays unwitting bad boy into a crowd favorite. Here's a few materials that went into making this little tin man:

  • one headlight
  • two light sabers
  • one tin box
  • two shower hoses
  • one meter
  • Four Wheels
  • Two torches
  • other car parts
  • screws & bolts
  • Wires galore
  • Batteries
  • Cans of Spray Paint
  • Foam

As with Gotten-Gitten, Ross has put loads of time into Robot Boy, from initial design concept to completion. By donating to our Boosted campaign, you will not only allow us to cover the materials we have already used, you will also enable us to manage the upkeep up of his parts and paint, and perhaps add a few more bells and whistles (magic) to his design. As Robot Boy mentioned, we are doing double duty on costumes for this show. We not only need to costume GG and Rosie, we also need to costume our four actors. We have come up with a very simple (aka affordable) concept for our actor's costumes, but every little bit costs money and so every donation helps in more ways then you can perhaps imagine. Please consider helping us #FundTheMagic.

Seeking Seth Rogan

Seeking Seth Rogan

Gotten-Gitten Von Schnauzelburger wasn't always rotten but he is now and he needs you to financially support his plan to "rid the world of smiles!"

We couldn't be more chuffed to have such a great "baddy" to bring to Te Pou in April. Our Gotten-Gitten has a story that is years in the making and a body that has taken since the end of last year to build and well...he ain't a cheap old guy. Materials for Gotten-Gitten have included:

  • Clay
  • Plywood
  • Polystyrene
  • Cord
  • Resine
  • Leather
  • Paints
  • Screws
  • Tailored costume items (to fit his special puppet frame)

On top of materials Gotten-Gitten has required perhaps the most valuable item, time. Designer Ross Goffin has logged intense hours making each of our puppets and he's done this around a full time job. Gotten-Gitten also requires a puppeteer and we are so excited to be working with Ashton Brown who is also spending loads of time and sharing all of his talent. 

We would be so blessed if you would consider helping us make sure that both Ross and Ashton receive the renumeration that they deserve for time spent and jobs well done, and that Gotten-Gitten is able to be made with materials that will last us through this run of The Snot-Gobbler and through seasons and festivals to come.