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Announcing the return of Pip and Twig!

We are excited to announce the return of Pip and Twig!

Since its run at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Convolution of Pip & Twig has gone back to the design drawing board and to the rehearsal room. Created and performed by Siân Richards and Kara McLane Burke, directed by Martha Mendenhall, with texts by Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell and music by Jim Waive, this latest iteration features lighting design by Heather Hutton and a fresh take on the set design with the help of JP Scheidler. We are looking forward to sharing this newest version of the show and hope you can join us in Live Arts’ beautiful theatre space.

Epic adventure! Spills and thrills! Complicated love! Heart strings! Song and Dance! The Convolution of Pip and Twig is a story of twin sisters whose safe and routine world is blown open when one twin follows her heart into the unknown.

8pm – September 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

2pm – September 3, 10, 17

Live Arts – Gibson Theater
123 Water St
Charlottesville VA

$15 General Admission
$10 for groups of 10 or more (discount code GROUP10)
Online and credit card fees apply, no fee for cash or check at the door.


photo by Doug Berndt

Hey Friends! We did it!

Hey Friends!

We did it!

We had a tremendous month doing our work in Edinburgh.

We had some amazing experiences. We saw some work from other performers that was inspiring and affirming. We got so much out of the opportunity to perform and run our show so many times in a row. We can’t overstate the value of that work. If we are honest, we also had some dips. It is a struggle to get an audience in a festival as competitive as the the Edinburgh Fringe. As expected we had to tell ourselves to keep our chins up a time or two, but overall this has been a tremendous success.

We are reflecting on the year long job of producing a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Our budget got it’s final once over and we are pleased to say we balanced up nicely, all expenses covered, all collaborators paid for their work. We received some nice and thoughtful reviews of our work that we know will serve us as we continue our work on the show, and as affirmation of the work we have already done.

We have gotten more as performers, and creators, and producers out of this year of work than we could ever express and it wouldn’t have been possible without you.

We will be re-working The Convolution of Pip and Twig using lessons and new inspirations from our run at the fringe and plan to perform the show again in Charlottesville in the fall of 2017.
Again, thank you so much for your support.


Siân and Kara

Pip and Twig at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

Pip and Twig are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Aug 5-27! Space Triplex Venue 38 –6:40pm BUY TICKETS HERE

Please visit for all details.

“The performances are very good…the choreography is impressive…well thought out movements helps develop the relationship between the two characters, even where dialogue is lacking. With singing, dancing and DIY props this is an entertaining 50 minutes…” – THREE WEEKS EDINBURGH (full review)

“In the clown-inspired performances that use the full expressive palette of the actors, there is a playfulness at the centre of the relationship, even at its most acrimonious. This playfulness extends to the production itself, which relishes the visual potential of the theatre: the ocean scenes are a real treat…the characters are brought to vivid, charming life throughout.” -THE LIST (full review)


Photos by Doug Berndt