Deep within the underworld, a skeleton Dodo and a skeleton Neanderthal are tirelessly digging for fresh bones; their ancient skeletal forms are quickly deteriorating and they are afraid of disappearing completely.


One day, a peculiar occurrence disrupts their routine… without warning, the Dodo miraculously sprouts a new bone! A maelstrom of transformation begins to unravel within the realm of bones, shattering the established order. The great reversal has begun.


Infused with a blend of puppetry, projections, and humor, Dead as a Dodo offers a fantastical glimpse into a future that hearkens back to the distant past. 


Dead as a Dodo premiered at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival 2024.  CIPTF is a co-commissioner of the work.  Dead as a Dodo is the sixth major co-production with Figureteatret i Nordland, and is also a co-production with Nord Universitet.