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Hacked…the Treasure of the Empire

The Caravan new show for it's 43rd season is an experimental musical created right off the headlines and news of the international media conglomerates. …is an operatic theatre fantasy featuring a Band of Virtual Pirate Hackers who have “revoked” the “Treasure of the Empire”.

  • Show description


    The show opens with the Pirates running into the audience space, chased by the Security Surveillance Police (SSP). They see this Mammon Corp Vault in front of them…trapped between the Mammon Vault & the SSP. They decide to climb the front face of the Vault, hoping to escape on the other side. Near the top of the Vault, they are suddenly confronted by a grasping, gurgling gargoyle. The Hackers are sucked into the mouth of this ghastly gargoyle. This huge creature is the Infamous, All-powerful Monster Mammon ~ a multiple toothed, multiple eyed, multiple tentacled, singularly orificed Monster with three humanness’ singing heads.~ “Raptura & Verita & Tradgia” ~

    ALL THREE Welcome to the House of Mammon…
    RAPTURA I Raptura your sweet Dreadman!
    ALL THREE Welcome to the Court of Mammon…
    VERITA I Verita, your sneed Swangman!
    ALL THREE Welcome to the Wall of Mammon…
    TRADGIA I Tradgia, your scruff Wareman!
    ALL THREE Welcome to the House of Mammon!

    The HACKED plot revolves around the machinations of the Mammon trying to find the “Treasure of the Empire”…the whereabouts known only to the Hackers. The Mammon must find the Treasure of the Empire or else the Mammon Corp Regime will collapse. This new Caravan show explores the quest for freedom of expression, in political & social discourse, within the multiverse world of the internet & virtual media; examines the ubiquitous presence of the machinations of surveillance; and probes the ethics of the dissolution of the public, democratic control over the justice and penal systems.
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    HACKED is set on the Caravan Ship, the Amara Zee, wrapped in large video screen upon which an array of image-projections play inside and outside the overall set design of a Vault Dungeon Networks. The Hacked characters/performers include the following: Three singers playing the voice & manipulating the physicality of the Mammon; Two aerial artists executing the “Orders” of the Mammon; One singer/actor playing a mysterious, invisible, ancient prisoner inside the Mammon Dungeon Networks; and Four singer/actors playing the members of the Merry Band of Hacker Pirates.

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    HACKED features the entire pallet of Caravan theatrical sceneographic treats such as passionate characters, poetic lyrics, exotic and melodic music, multiple video screens with a global array of imagery and visual trickery, unique aerial acrobatics, surreal lighting and sound, and a giant mega puppet that spies, swags, savages, swears, swoons and sings.

    …coming soon to your community harbour shore-side landing…

  • Itinerary 2014

    Recently returning from performing throughout Europe and the Balkans for the past 8 years, the Caravan will be touring the East coast of the US from Florida to New York, up the Hudson River and Erie Barge Canal to Lake Ontario, down the St. Lawrence River to the Richelieu River, south to Lake Champlain, continuing down the Hudson River to the Atlantic into the Chesapeake Bay, and then south down the ICW to Florida. This page will be updated as cities and shows are confirmed. Shows are, unless noted otherwise, FREE. Donation gratefully appreciated – Bring a Chair – Show suitable from 12 years and older.

    Jacksonville, FL   June 17, 18   9 PM - Cove dock at Metropolitan Park   FREE   Bring a chair Show is suitable for 12 years old and older

    Jacksonville, FL
    June 17, 18

    Portsmouth, VA Jul 5, 6, 7

    Portsmouth, VA
    Jul 5, 6, 7

    Bivalve, New Jersey Jul 18, 19

    Bivalve, New Jersey
    Jul 18, 19

    Ossining, NY Aug 2, 3

    Ossining, NY
    Aug 2, 3

    Hudson, NY
    AUG 13, 14, 15 @ 9PM

    Athens, NY
    Aug 28, 29, 30 & 31
    Waterfront Park

    Peekskill NY
    Sept 4, 5, 6, 7 @ 8:30
    Riverfront Green Park

    New York / Brooklyn
    Sep 17-21, 23-28 @ 8.30PM


  • Sponsors 2014

    The Caravan Stage would like to acknowledge the support of the following companies, whose contributions enable the Caravan’s continued success.

    Major sponsors

    Major Sponsors

    The Davies Foundation 
    Sustaining Financial Support
    Barry Cordage
    Rigging Supplies
    BBC Chartering 
    Amara Zee transport across
    the Atlantic from
    Salerno, Italy to Houston, USA
    Bonnell Aluminum 
    Set construction
    Benq 
    Specialty Projectors
    Kee Safety
    Kee klamp connectors
    Lincoln 
    Welding experts
    Mackie 
    Quality Audio Products
    Neutrik
    Connectors for A/V and industry
    Robe
    Stage lighting and fog machines
    Sika
    Ship Sealant Products
    Twitchell
    Contract fabrics
    Jabsco
    Marine pumps
    Rule
    Marine pumps

    Sponsors

    Sponsors

    Achilles USA Inc 
    Clear Vinyl
    Action Stainless Steel Adam Hall 
    Sound Snake
    AKG
    Theatrical sound equipment
    Altman Lighting 
    Theatrical Lights
    Ameritool
    Gas Springs for set
    A&S Inc 
    Aluminum plate off-cut & flat bar
    Atlantic Braids
    Rope and braid for ship and show
    Bedford Reinforced Plastic 
    Plastic Grating for set
    Carlsbro
    Speakers
    Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd 
    Zinc Anodes for ship
    Centek Industries
    wet exhaust systems, genset pollution
    Christie
    Video projector
    Coemar
    LED theatre lights
    Crosby
    Marine hardware
    Dometic Group
    Sealand marine sanitary supplies
    Donaldson
    Filtration technology
    Douglas Marine
    High tech nautical accessories
    Fendasox
    Covers for Taylor-made fenders
    Gleistein Ropes
    Ropes for all applications
    Good Rope Company
    Steel cables for rigging
    GVA Lighting
    LED Lights for show
    ICOM 
    CB radios for ship and show
    JBL
    Speaker Components
    Johnson Controls 
    Marine Batteries
    Sea-Dog Line
    Blue Water Cleats
    Leviton 
    Electronic products
    Milos USA
    Staging Hardware
    Owatrol 
    Paint and wood care protection
    Peerless Hardware
    Mooring Cleats
    Poly Flex 
    Motor mounts
    PPG
    Marine coatings
    Racor
    Filtration systems for engines
    RBS Battens
    Battens for set pieces
    Resolume
    Video software
    Richardson’s Maptech
    Chart Books
    Figure 53
    QLab – live show control software
    Salcom
    Hydrostatic Releases
    Lee Filters
    Color gelats for lighting
    Seaflex
    Mooring systems
    Singing Rock
    Harnesses
    Sikkens
    Wood coatings
    Spartan
    Stainless Steel marine hardware
    Taylor Made
    Fenders
    The Light Source
    Lighting Equipment
    Trem
    Ship Safety Supplies
    TMB
    Truss Supplies
    USHIO
    Specialty Illumination lighting
    WIX
    Engine filters
    Vane Borthers
    Fuel for ship, Amara Zee
    Simrad Yachting
    GPS Chartplotter for ship, Amara Zee
    Duravent
    Wood stove chimney pipe and parts

    Local Sponsors

    Local Sponsors

    By Land or Sea Construction 
    Pile driving services
    Dick Gore’s RV World
    2 camper trailers
    Gas & Supply 
    Welding Supplies
    Harbor freight 
    Tools for building set
    Louisiana sport nets
    Twine and Netcoat
    The Surf Source
    Fiberglass resin for puppet heads
    Tandy Leather
    Leather for costumes
    Tewelde Piggly Wiggly
    Production Facilities and Docking
  • Sponsors 2013

    The Caravan Stage would like to acknowledge the support of the following companies, whose contributions enable the Caravan’s continued success.

    Major sponsors

    Major Sponsors

    The Davies Foundation 
    Sustaining Financial Support
    Akzo Nobel
    Sikkens (Cetol) products
    Barry Cordage
    Rigging Supplies
    Benq 
    Specialty Projectors
    Dolezych 
    Safe lifting and transport
    Gleistein Ropes
    Ropes for all applications
    Johnson Controls 
    Marine Batteries
    Lincoln 
    Welding experts
    Mackie 
    Quality Audio Products
    Marina D’Arechi
    Winter Quarters 2012-13
    Neutrik
    Connectors for A/V and industry
    PPG
    Marine coatings
    Robe
    Stage lighting and fog machines
    Seaflex
    Mooring systems
    Sigma Coatings
    High quality coatings and paint
    Sika
    Ship Sealant Products

    Sponsors

    Sponsors

    Adam Hall 
    Sound Snake
    AKG
    Theatrical sound equipment
    Altman Lighting 
    Theatrical Lights
    Artes 
    Mesh fabric for theatrical scrim
    Bonnell Aluminum
    Set construction
    By Land or Sea Construction
    Pile driving services
    Carlsbro
    Speakers
    Christie
    Video projector
    Clips Shop
    Gromets and manual gromet press
    Coemar
    LED theatre lights
    Cox
    Internet service and equipment
    Crosby
    Marine hardware
    Dometic Group
    Sealand marine sanitary supplies
    Donaldson
    Filtration technology
    Douglas Marine
    High tech nautical accessories
    Finning
    Machines & power equipment
    Griffin fishing charter & lodge 
    Lodging
    ICOM 
    CB radios for ship and show
    Industria Mole Abrasive
    Rigid abrasive discs
    Imray 
    Nautical charts and books
    Leviton 
    Electronic products
    Marelift 
    Ship repairs
    Milos USA
    Staging Hardware
    Owatrol 
    Paint and wood care protection
    Perkins 
    Diesel and gas engines
    Peerless Hardware
    Mooring Cleats
    Poly Flex 
    Motor mounts
    Racor
    Filtration systems for engines
    Resolume
    Video software
    Richardson’s Maptech
    Chart Books
    Figure 53
    QLab – live show control software
    Salcom
    Hydrostatic Releases
    Singing Rock
    Harnesses
    Sikkens
    Wood coatings
    Tenco Tewelde Piggly Wiggly
    Production Facilities
    and Docking
    The Light Source
    Lighting Equipment
    Tom’s Marine & Salvage, L.C.C.
    Barge leasing
    Trem
    Ship Safety Supplies
    TMB
    Truss Supplies
    Twitchell
    Contract fabrics
    USHIO
    Specialty Illumination lighting
    We Love Colors
    Costume & aerial unitards
  • Workshop production

    After eight wonderful years of touring Europe and the Balkans and performing and voyaging in 20 different countries, the Caravan returned to North America. Thanks to BBC Chartering who sponsored the transport of the ship, the Amara Zee was picked up in Salerno Italy in July and brought safely to Houston Texas. (See attached video of the loading and unloading of the Amara Zee.) After unloading in Houston on July 19, the Caravan sailed from Houston, Texas to Lafitte Louisiana…to the exact same location from where the Amara Zee departed for Europe in 2005. From August 15 to September 27, we created a work-shop production of the new Caravan show: Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire. and then on September 28, we showcased some scenes from Hacked for a very appreciative audience of “Lafittians”. Below are some photos of the sail, with the mast down, from Houston along the Intra-Coastal Waterway (ICW) to Lafitte on the Barataria Bayou…plus a few pictures of the workshop and the show in performance.

  • Photos

    Pictures by Claire Sabattié