Tuesday, March 4, 2014

World Puppetry Day Spaghetti Dinner


World Puppetry Day

Friday, March 21, 2014
7:00pm            Celebrity Puppet Red Carpet
7:30pm            Reception with Spaghetti
8:00pm            Puppet Cabaret
9:30pm            Fiesta

Teatro SEA @The Clemente
107 Suffolk Street (Between Delancey and Rivington), NYC
$15, to benefit UNIMA-USA

7:00pm  Outdoors on Suffolk Street to welcome puppets of all shapes and sizes.  Music by street band Not Ray's Famous Pizza Brass Band with Max Fass, Greg Squared and surprise guests!

8:00pm  Indoor cabaret with MC Jenny Romaine, and performances by puppeteers from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Moscow, the USA:

Teatro SEA
Excerpt from The Legends of the Enchanted Treasure 
Four children discover riches that last longer than material goods: they’re the stories that make up a cultural patrimony.  With animation and shadow, hand and rod puppets. Performed in an easy-to-understand mixture of English and Spanish, it illuminates tales from the Aztecs of Mexico, the Mayas of Guatemala, the Incas of Peru and the Taínos of Puerto Rico. 
Written & Directed by Manuel Antonio Morán for Teatro SEA, a company which specializes in Latino theater for children.

Great Small Works, the Aftselokhes Spectacle Committee and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
Highlights and traces of the sci-fi puppet Purim thriller
The Spawn of Estheralu: in the Book of Parthenogenesis, the Next Generation

Chris Green
American Weather (work-in-progress title)
Deploying ready-mades, live animation, human-actors, songs, and puppets to re-frame the American condition as a fugue of surrealist micro-plays. Based on actual conversations and inspired by the mythic power of American cliches,  
Developed in ensemble:  Yoko Myoi, Erin K. Orr, Kirstin Kammermeyer, Chris Green, and Quince Marcum
Music by:  C. Green

Chinese Theatre Works
The Ma Ma, Hu Hu Report
Skyped live from Boston!
A panel discussion on the state of the Zodiac, moderated by Horse and Tiger.
Stephen Kaplin, Kuang-Yu Fong and Marta-Mozelle MacRostie

Laurencio Ruiz
Is a lovely mother with prosthetic arms; she’s breast-feeding her hungry baby until the child falls asleep; out of the blue, the baby manages to get more breast-feeding in a very unexpected way.

Miron Gusso
The Flea Circus

Charlie Kanev 
The Little Match Girl

Kate Grow 
Wayang Golek figures

Vicky Cosgrove 
Finger puppets

Guest appearance by centenarian puppeteer Bernice Silver