Touch a cobra?

Q: How do the cobras grab the humans without touching them? KATIE: Like in “Mouse in a Maze”? Get creative! Also, as we said, it’s not just casual touch that does it, it’s deliberate, rescuing touch. That said. For a while, I was a music and engineering major in college. …

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The final battle?

Q: Does the fight between Mungus and Hannah happen onstage or is it just projections? Because I have hella ideas for that puppet and I’m excited. A: Honestly, this still needs to be negotiated based on the reality of What Is Possible. I think the current idea is that we …

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Plural of Mongoose?

Q: Plural of mongoose? KATIE: Generally mongooses, rarely mongeese. We use “mongeese” in the flashback because it has fewer syllables. And it’s a hilarious word. KEZIA (student): So at the end do you want “cotesville fighting mongoose” or “mongeese?” KATIE: I think maybe just the one. Mongeese doesn’t have the right …

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Is Darzee suspicious of Kelly?

Q: Before Career Directions class, is Darzee supposed to be suspicious of Kelly or not like her? Is Darzee the type of girl who didn’t have many friends and instead relied on animals? KATIE: Suspicious, for sure. Her friend Rikki, who is a Nice, Trusting Person, who is maybe a …

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Transformation?

Q: Is the transformation by song? (From human to cobra?) KATIE: I think the transformation is via creepy hypno-eyes, plus sitar music. The sitar music doesn’t actually transform you, it just lets us know that’s what’s happening, via the creepy hypno-eyes. The cobra has to intend to turn you. Q:Is …

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Why is Hawkins in the basement?

Q: Why is Hawkins in the basement? Maybe he is getting nostalgic? [“What are you doing here?” “Taking one last walk etc.”] KATIE: Is Hawkins in the basement? I’ve always thought that scene happened outside on the curb or something, but you’d be shocked as how often I’m wrong about …

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Is the music final?

Q: Is the music final? It’s all great and I’d like to start learning it, but will it become more challenging/have anything added? KATIE: Pretty much. It will not get more challenging – if anything changes, it might be simplifying parts if need be. But let’s not need be. Rob’s going …

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Romance, Character Development, and More

[THIS IS LONG. I WROTE A NOVEL. SORRY….] Regarding love/crushes/friendships and so on in the show. Going off of what Katie said regarding why we didn’t write overt romantic plots — I want to reinforce the idea that it’s absolutely possible that you & your director build in something which …

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Adult Interaction?

Q: I was wondering if the adults are ever meant to interact, like if Mungus and Hawkins reconcile with Marsh, or if they even have underlying relationships…? Open to interpretation? KATIE: Open to interpretation. Personally I favor the comics a la Anna relationship between Marsh and Hawkins. ROB: Sort of the “unspoken …

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