Most performers will agree that a show never really feels like it is complete until close to the closing night of a run. This sentiment was true for Teo Castellanos when he premiered Fat Boy at Miami Light Project's Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in 2011. He's back with a tweaked, revised version this week at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Photo by Pedro Portal
Set to a soundtrack by DJ le Spam of the Spam Allstars, Fat Boy explores the juxtaposition of consumerism and poverty in the modern world through text and movement that borrow from contemporary and ancient rituals.
Although performed to sold out audiences, to Castellanos and his company, it didn't quite feel finished. "We knew it needed a lot more work; we didn't feel like the show was done," recalls writer/director and performer Castellanos. [Note: the writer once worked with Miami Light Project.]