SEASON 25 | MAY 2013

The Chimponauts and the Mechanical Phantom

Written and Directed by Melissa Vogt
Presented by Electronic Planet Ensemble


Blast into the future with the Chimponauts, as humanity's only hope for survival takes one giant step into a crowded universe. Electronic Planet Ensemble, known for their outrageous Sci-Fi/B-Movie spoofs, propels their work to a new level with giant live-action puppetry, movement, video, and their signature electronic sound.


Written and Directed by Melissa Vogt. Original Music by Sergio R. Samayoa and Chad Salvata. Video Design by Sergio R. Samayoa. Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony.

Chimp puppets worn and manipulated by Justin LaVergne and Olivia Warner. Other puppeteers include Joanna Wright, Rebecca Goldstein, Betsy McCann, and Katherine Wilkinson. Puppets designed and created by Olivia Warner, Ann Marie Gordon, Justin LaVergne, and Melissa Vogt.

This project is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company and by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at