New Mezza9 works of art
to show at the Flo Jo in Carrboro featuring Poki & Ember in conjunction with their show:
the Trash Rabbit
a show by Button Wagon
Jan 4 – 5, 8 pm
Button Wagon (physical theater and circus duo) returns to the Flowjo with a new show!!
Tickets $15-25 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)
With contortion, mime, magic and a BB Gun, TRASH RABBIT delves into the heart of America. An exploration of freedom, plastic, poverty, religion, and trash. TRASH RABBIT is a Button Wagon project which is the collaboration of Matthew ‘Poki’ McCorkle and Ember Bria. Rated PG-13 for guns and nudity.
More info at
Workshops with the artists on Thursday, Jan 3.
Button Wagon formed in 2010 and currently has two full length productions. Button Wagon has performed in theatres, dance studios, at Fringe Festivals, an old church, and even in a dome. Traveling in a brown-on-brown VW Vanagon the duo has toured to CA, OR, WA, CO, NM, AZ, TX, LA, and NC. Matthew and Ember live in an old movie theatre in Penasco, NM.
Ember — Trained contortion at the San Francisco Circus Center for 7 years with Master Trainer Lu Yi and Mongolian coach Serchmaa Byamba. Her skillful and unique contortion act has traveled the world with repeated performances in German Variety Theatre and in Taiwan. Filmed as a commercial, a video of Ember stuffing herself into an impossibly small TV once towered over Times Square on a 60’ “JumboTron”.
Poki — Matthew ‘Poki’ is fascinated with illusions. A self-taught mime, balancer, and juggler, Poki uses object illusions to bring hoops, hats, and a plastic bag to life. His unique feats have been seen on stage at Ecole de Cirque, Bruxelles; at the Monkey Festival in Loudong, Taiwan; and on stage at The Santa Fe Opera.
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