dancers/choreographers Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan are the irresistable delights of the evening

— Minneapolis Star Tribune

Audiences love their work, and they're a joy to work with: professional, polished and prepared. 

— Jeff Bartlett, Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College

The pleasure here is watching people who are just fantastically good at what they do

— London Times

a beautiful piece of comic storytelling performed with an infectious charm by two versatile actors at the height of their powers

— What's On in London

Sossy Mechanics deliver a must-see performance in their elegantly simple production

— Theater Jones (Dallas)

a bouyant blend of dance, drama, humor and puppetry

— D Magazine

ninety minutes of pure, radiant, theatrical joy

— The Column

There is a spark between the two actors when they move that no words could illustrate the way their dance does.

— The Scotsman

Thanks goodness, then, for Sossy Mechanics who do show biz old-style

The best show I have seen, “Trick Boxing,” a screwball play about crime and boxing that features rapid-fire dialogue and bursts of whimsy

— New York Times

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Illusion Theater/Second Sight (Minneapolis, Minnesota) May, 2002

Minnesota Fringe Festival (Minneapolis, Minnesota) August, 2002

Bryant Lake Theater (Minneapolis, Minnesota) October, 2002

Visitation High School (St. Paul, Minnesota) November, 2002

Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota) November, 2002

Illusion Theater with Miss Richfield 1981 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) December, 2002-04

Bryant Lake Theater (Minneapolis, Minnesota) January, 2003

Intermedia Arts (Minneapolis, Minnesota) February, 2003

Fringe Freezes Over (Thunder Bay, Ontario) March, 2003

Northfield Arts Guild (Northfield, Minnesota) March, 2003

Illusion Theater (Minneapolis, Minnesota) May, 2003

Hamilton Fringe Festival (Hamilton, Ontario) June, 2003

Ottawa Fringe Festival (Ottawa, Ontario) June, 2003

Thunder Bay Fringe Festival (Thunder Bay, Ontario) July, 2003

Winnipeg Fringe Festival (Winnipeg, Manitoba) July, 2003

Portobello Festival (Portobello, Scotland) August, 2003

Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Edinburgh, Scotland) August, 2003

Vancouver Fringe Festival (Vancouver, British Columbia) September, 2003

Seattle Fringe Theater Festival (Seattle, Washington) September, 2003

Norman Rothstein Theatre (Vancouver, British Columbia) February, 2004

Southern Theater (Minneapolis, Minnesota) February, 2004

Kimberly Lane Elementary School (Plymouth, Minnesota) April, 2004

Blue Elephant Theatre (London, England) May, 2004

New Wolsey Theatre (Ipswich, England) May, 2004

Divadlo Novistocovo (Prague, Czech Republic) June, 2004

Illusion Theater (Minneapolis, MN) July, 2004

Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Edinburgh, Scotland) August, 2004

Renaissance School (Appleton, Wisconsin) September, 2004

Southern Theater (Minneapolis, MN) October, 2004

Varsity Theater (Minneapolis, Minnesota) January, 2005

Norman Rothstein Theatre (Vancouver, British Columbia) February, 2005

Old Gem Theater (New Richmond, Wisconsin) February, 2005

Downstairs Cabaret Theater (Rochester, New York) August-September, 2005

Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota) September,2005

Paramount Theater with the George Maurer Big Band (St. Cloud, Minnesota) December, 2005-10

The Grand Theater (Northfield, Minnesota) April, 2006

University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota) April, 2006

Jon Hassler Theater (Plainview, Minnesota) April-May, 2006

Mixed Blood Theater (Minneapolis, Minnesota) February-March 2007

State Theater (Minneapolis, Minnesota) September, 2007

Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, Minnesota) December, 2007 & 08

Southern Theater with Beyond Ballroom Dance Co. (Minneapolis, Minnesota) February, 2009

Ritz Theater with Zenon Dance Co. (Minneapolis, Minnesota) April & November, 2009

Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts (Hopkins, Minnesota) January, 2010

Southern Theater with Beyond Ballroom Dance Co. (Minneapolis, Minnesota) March 2010

The Connelly Theater (New York, New York) August 2010

The O’Shaughnessy Auditorium with James Sewell Ballet (St. Paul, Minnesota) October, 2010

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (St. Paul, Minnesota) December-January, 2010-11

The Lab Theater (Minneapolis, Minnesota) January, 2011

Visitation High School (Mendota Heights, Minnesota)  February, 2012


AWARDS

McKnight Artist Fellow in Dance (2003) (Megan McClellan)

Fringe Fan Favorite -- Hamilton Fringe Festival (2003)

Critic’s Pick -- Hamilton View (2003)

Venue Favorite -- Ottawa Fringe Festival (2003)

Spirit of the Fringe -- Ottawa Fringe Festival (2003)

Jenny Award -- Winnipeg Fringe Festival (2003)

Hairline Highlight Award -- Hairline Magazine, Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2003)

Spirit of the Fringe -- Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe, Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2003)

Critics’ Choice -- Sunday Herald, Edinburgh Festival Fringe  (2003)

Audience Favorite -- Seattle Fringe Theatre Festival (2003)

Artistic Pick -- Seattle Fringe Theatre Festival (2003)

Pick of the Fringe -- TheatreSeattle.com, Seattle Fringe Theatre Festival (2003)

Sage Award for Performance (2005) (Brian Sostek)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a spark between the two actors when they move that no words could illustrate the way their dance does.

— The Scotsman

The best show I have seen, “Trick Boxing,” a screwball play about crime and boxing that features rapid-fire dialogue and bursts of whimsy

— New York Times

a beautiful piece of comic storytelling performed with an infectious charm by two versatile actors at the height of their powers

— What's On in London

a bouyant blend of dance, drama, humor and puppetry

— D Magazine

dancers/choreographers Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan are the irresistable delights of the evening

— Minneapolis Star Tribune

Audiences love their work, and they're a joy to work with: professional, polished and prepared. 

— Jeff Bartlett, Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College

Sossy Mechanics deliver a must-see performance in their elegantly simple production

— Theater Jones (Dallas)

Thanks goodness, then, for Sossy Mechanics who do show biz old-style

The pleasure here is watching people who are just fantastically good at what they do

— London Times

ninety minutes of pure, radiant, theatrical joy

— The Column