Great Small Works Activities 2011- June 2012
PERFORMANCES AND TOURING
Toy Theater After Dark, Open Eye Theater, Minneapolis
Performance and panel discussion
International Puppetry Conference, University of Connecticut
Perform at puppet cabaret http://puppetconference.uconn.edu/home.html
Banners and Cranks Festival
Premiere performances of Three Graces at Brooklyn Bridge Park and HERE Art Center
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Puppets on the Sound festival, Huntington, Long Island
Perform at Puppet Slam, University of Connecticut
October 31-November 4
Suspense Festival, London, U.K.
Toy Theater performances, workshop, panel discussions
Velaslavasy Panorama, Los Angeles, hosted by Automata
Premiere performances of Soil Desire People Dance
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Performance program, with talk-backs
Castelliers Festival, Montreal
Performance and workshop
Columbia University, NYC
Premiere of new Toy Theater of Terror As Usual episode
Toy Theater festival in Mexico City Festival Internacional de Teatro de Papel, http://forodeltejedor.com/boletos/index.php?cPath=1_12&nombreEvento=Festival+Internacional+de+Teatro+de+Papel
WORKSHOPS, ARTS IN EDUCATION, COMMUNITY PRODUCTIONS
January-May 2011P.S. 84, Astoria, Queens
Cantastoria workshops with 5th and 6th graders on “Respect in Queens”
Sponsored by Queens Museum of Art and NYC’s CASA program
You Better Work, a Very Precarious Purim, a Pageant of Laborers and Lovers
Collaboration with intergenerational team of individual designers, organizers, builders and performers, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and Domestic Workers United.
July 24, Ice Cream Sunday is Coming! Old fashioned homo-sexual Ice Cream Social with full gender spectrum Dairy Royalty Pageant, Dixon Place, NYC
Co-sponsored with Milk Not Jails and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. milknotjails.wordpress.com, http://www.greatsmallworks.blogspot.com/2011/07/ice-cream-sunday-is-coming_17.html
Production sessions with Sara Peattie to build chickens for indoor and outdoor performances directed by Jenny Romaine
Truth in Gay Clothes: Your Goose Is Cooked. Sukkos Mob takes to the streets of NYC, reinventing the traditional harvest holiday with live music, Yiddish/Spanish/English languages, and giant chickens.
Return to P.S. 84 in Queens with workshops sponsored by CASA and Queens Museum.
March 3, 2012
My Hamentashn Are Killing Me: A Purim Ball for the Body, this year’s installment of the annual Purim bash, with dozens of artistic and activist collaborators in collaboration with JFREJ and the Caring Across Generations campaign.
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SPAGHETTI DINNERS AND SOIREES
September 24, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn
December 30, Judson Memorial Church, NYC
January 31, 2012, One Arm Red, Brooklyn
Soirees (new event in GSW studio for sharing of developing work):
Moved from 45 Main St. to 20 Jay St. in May-June, the 5th move in 11 years, and second move in 12 months. Now stable with a 5-year lease and reduced monthly rent. Studio has been very lively with use by other artists who contribute to rent, including: Chinese Theatre Works, Foundry Theater, Hungry March Band, Rob Ebeltoft, and Occupy Wall Street Puppet Guild.
Exhibition of Great Small Works: Terror As Usual, Episodes 1-12 installed at FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal. Retrospective of the series, originally built with the Queens Museum of Art in 2010.