We are thrilled to host Okapi + Toybox for the release of Carousal (Pt. 1)
$10 Suggested Donation
(This is a pay what you can event)
"An Evening of Confrontations with the Absurdity of Reality!"
An array of performances & perceptions straddling the thin lines of honesty, humor, fear, cognizance, satire, and ambiguity. Come join us in between the Light + Dark!
Okapi was serendipitously born in Chicago in March of 2012 when Woodstock, IL native Scott Gorski met Columbia, MO native Lindsey Miller through a strange entanglement of Craigslist inquires. Lindsey, a classically trained cellist, had departed from the stifling conservatory direction while Scott, a self-taught musician, was seeking new and inventive avenues outside of traditional music. They crossed paths somewhere in the middle and worked together to form their own unique voice, which over many embodiments, eventually became a cohesive compilation of all the things they appreciated about various styles of music and sound. In short, they created the art that they wanted to experience first hand. The development of their music rode in tandem with Scott’s lyrical content to drive their foundational messages, influenced by existential philosophies, the growth of the individual, and environmental consciousness. Their musical style and subject matter continues to evolve as they whittle away at the absurdity of reality, inviting others to analyze and appreciate the power of their own individual uniqueness.
Toybox is known far and wide as America's Favorite Cartoon Witch. His act includes a blend of comedy, drama, deft character acting and puppetry. He is the precipitants of many prestigious awards including Best Performance and Fan Favorite at The National Puppetry Festival, funding from the Jim Henson Foundation, and an UNIMA Citation for Excellence in The Art of Puppetry, the highest award given in the field. He was recently selected for the honorable position of Artistic Director for The National Puppetry Festival 2019, to be held in Minneapolis, MN.