Genre:Parody / Prop Comic / Women
TV ShowsMTN with John Munger in May 2006. Collaborated with the Duchess of Doilies. She’s a sweet tart.
FilmsThe Orange Sessions, Summer on the Corner, I'll Be on the Dock in a Minute
AlbumsFemicide and the Gashly Cunt Grimies' Dead White Men is our favorite album of all time, followed closely by Madonna's Immaculate Collection.
BioIf you’re trying to reach us, we recommend madkingthomas at gmail dot com since we are terrible about keeping up with myspace.
Three choreographers: Tara King, Theresa Madaus, Monica Thomas
Lots of Twin Cities’ stages: The Southern Theatre, Walker Art Center, Intermedia Arts, Bryant Lake Bowl, Rogue Buddha, Macalester College, Red Eye Theater, Patrick’s Cabaret, and more!
Some awesome dances: Pomo Looks Like Porno; or, Take my Liver, I abuse it, Breanne stood there, quietly ovulating, Consumer-in-Training, Cinderella Died, A Credit Card for Your Cat, Cover Your Head and Kiss Your Ass Goodbye, Not Someone to Pin Your Hopes and Dreams On Irrationally, I Almost Really Like You, .., Welcome to the Shattering World, Premium White Morsels, Broceliande (with Maximum Verbosity, .... we tried to update it with all of our awesome dances but then this part was like 20,000 characters long.
We make dances. The dances are sometimes funny, often strange, usually not exceptionally beautiful or athletic, except for the moments when they are.
We’ve been making dances since 2004. Our mission statement is:
Mad King Thomas: Making things more awesome
MembersTara King, Theresa Madaus, Monica Thomas
Additional cast: Imogene, Bright Eyes, Mother Effie, You.
InfluencesHijack, Judith Howard, Krista Langberg, your mom, Emily Johnson, Live Action Set, Young Jean Lee, Morgan Thorson, puns, Karen Sherman, the Macalester dance program, Pina Bausch, Jerome Bel, Eleanor Savage, David Neumann, life (god that sounds lame), urban encounters, dreams, alcohol, our bicycles, books, things we find on the internet, pop music.
About me:Um, hello!
Mad King Thomas realized that all the Metro Magazine readers have been looking at a REALLY OLD MYSPACE PAGE.
Look us up on Facebook if you want to keep up with the Breaking News. Since you're here, we have some news:
-One of us saw a sloth today
-One of us ran into our high school anatomy teacher while singing karaoke in Eagan today
-We're making a dance on some AMAZING Zenon students, which will premiere in December 2010.
-We're making a dance film involving wedding dresses, bathtubs, and potatoes, also premiering in December 2010.
-Look for us in July 2010 as part of this year's Momentum: New Dance Works, co-sponsored by the Walker Art Center & the Southern Theater. Awesome, right?
-We love you. Please use your powers for good. Drive your car into the ocean.
MINNEAPOLIS NEW BREED
February 25-28, 2010
Thurs. at 7:30pm,
Fri. & Sat. at 8pm,
Sun. at 7pm
Opening night pre-show reception at 6:30pm sponsored by vita.mn and The Red Stag Supperclub
Southern Theater (1420 Washington Ave S, Mpls)
For tickets, call 612.340.1725
Like a Circus, Only Death (Mad King Thomas)
With one eye on our well-trained middle class values, and the other staring at the car crash in the street, we claim that one thing that will make us more than we are. Like a Circus, Only Death is a comedy, a tragedy, and a dance. It's high drama about the dirt and the spectacle, the makings of everyday life. We're investigating the sexy underbelly of our violent ideologies. Or the violent underpinning of our glamourized values. Either way, there are sparkles, death, and red balloons."
We're sharing the bill with:
"Lamb Lays With Lion vs. Katie Mitchell's The Seagull":
Refines our methods for the Theatre of Disruption with a premiere work-in-progress showing of our staging of Chekhov's "The Seagull," inspired by the British auteur-director, Katie Mitchell. The production has two casts who cohabit the stage and simultaneously perform, which amounts to 19 actors acting their hearts out against disruption.
"is a contemporary musical." Four elements-design, text, music and movement- are divided amongst the four members, with each in charge of one. It is "a process of creation that is new to us. The meaning or matter of anything we make is heavily influenced by how we make it, and that is part of why we do it.
Thank you to everyone who saw "Maybe". We didn't mean to make a play, but we did! That's how it goes sometimes.
We make dances. We make performances we like to call dances. We make jokes. We constantly try to one-up ourselves.
Study for Premium White Morsels
The Mad King Himself says:
I am the emblem of dances made. I am the name, I am the man. It is me you want to know. I am three in one like the Catholic God; I am a three-fer like the deal your Jewish grandmother got. I am the maid, the mother and the crone; I am me, myself, and I.
I have tannish brown curly hair (color from Tara "King-Size" King, texture from Theresa "Fun-Size" Madaus), tan skin (????) and very flexible hips (Monica "Clever Thomas" Thomas). I ride a unicorn. I ride my unicorn in the buff. I dream of ninjas disguised as unicorns.
I can be reached madkingthomas at gmail dot com. Send me my mythologies, send me my portraits, send me your fealty. I will feast on it all.
Who I'd like to meet:Other choreographers, people who want to see our dances, people who want to help us move furniture on and off stage, people who want to tell us what they think about dance, people who want to eat soup with us.
- Status: Single
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: Performance group/choreographic collective
GeneralDisclaimer: We don't all like the same things, somehow. Monica, for example, doesn't like robots. Nobody can explain it: it is inexplicable.
Choreography, eating, knitting, robots, hegemony, history, anthropology, English, writing, photography, drinking, cat sitting.
BooksA Short History of a Small Place, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, God of Small Things
HeroesSee our list of influences, man.
2001 to 2005
- St Paul,Minnesota
- Graduated: 2005
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: History, English, Anthropology
- Minor: Creative Writing
- Clubs: Dance department, all the time.
- Greek: Omicron Omicron Xi