Arts at UNCW

Manual Cinema

UNCW Presents is proud to host Manual Cinema as they perform Ada Ava in Kenan Auditorium on November eleventh, twenty-sixteen at seven thirty pm. Tickets will be sold for fifteen dollars, twenty-five dollars, and forty dollars depending on the seats. We also offer several discounts for tickets which you can learn more about by contacting our Box Office.

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada solitarily marks time in the patterns of a life built for two. However, a traveling carnival and a trip to a mirror maze plunges her into a journey across the thresholds of life and death. Set in a landscape of the New England gothic, Ada/Ava uses a story of the fantastic and super natural to explore mourning and melancholy, self and other.


MANUAL CINEMA is a performance collective, design studio, and film/ video production company founded in 2010 by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, Ben Kauffman, Julia Miller, and Kyle Vegter. Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive stories for stage and screen. Using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and a live music ensemble, Manual Cinema transforms the experience of attending the cinema and imbues it with liveness, ingenuity, and theatricality.

Learn more by visiting Manual Cinema's <<website>>.


Manual Cinema- Ada/Ava (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.



This performance is in collaboration with the Cucalorus Film Festival.