Monday, November 24, 2014

Day-Long Event to Celebrate Release of "Puppetry and Material Performance"

Puppetry and Material Performance
A Day-Long Book Celebration with Screenings, a Performance, and Discussions

Free + Open to the Public
Monday, December 1 | 10:00am - 5:00pm Screenings + 6:30pm Performance and Conversation

At the Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center CUNY

The Segal Center is pleased to celebrate the publication of The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance (Routledge, 2014), edited by Dassia N. Posner, Claudia Orenstein, and John Bell, with a full day of curated screenings followed by excerpted performances and a panel discussion featuring John Bell (Director of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut) and Claudia Orenstein (Associate Professor at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY).

Join us for screenings highlighting the depth and breadth of contemporary puppetry in the US and abroad.

Screenings curated by Tim Cusack (Artistic Director, Theatre Askew) will be shown from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Check our website for updated screening schedules
Screenings will include:

Compagnie Philippe Genty, France (Excerpts)
Domestic Resurrection Circus 1985 | Bread and Puppet, Vermont
Hermann | Theater Im Wind, Germany (Enno and Anne Podehl)
Hunchback | Redmoon Theatre, Chicago
Karagöz performance, Turkey
Magic in Our Hands | Documentary on Indian Puppetry (Excerpts)
Petrushka and Vertep | The Vagrant Booth (Alexander Gref and Larissa Sokolova), Russia
Terror as Usual | Great Small Works, New York
Ubu and the Truth Commission | Handspring Puppet Company, South Africa
Un Avventura d¹Orlando Furioso | Manteo Sicilian Marionettes, New York
The Wonder of Diamond | Eko Nugroho (with Matthew Cohen), Indonesia

and others

6:30pm short performance of Living Newspaper: Sidewalk Ballet by John Bell and Trudi Cohen of Great Small Works, selected readings from the book, and a discussion moderated by Claudia Orenstein.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Spaghetti Dinner November 4th

Tuesday, November 4th, 7:30PM

SD NOV2014
Teatro SEA
107 Suffolk Street, NYC
Admission: $15 sliding scale (no one turned away)
Info: 718-840-2823

Distract your mind from election returns, with performers:

Warren Lehrer
A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley.
Warren Lehrer presents highlights from his award-winning "illuminated novel" containing 101 books within it.

Great Small Works
Living Newspaper, #2: Sidewalk Ballet
A new chapter in the Toy Theater series by John Bell and Trudi Cohen
See Moses!  See God!  See Jane Jacobs!
Let’s talk about public space as holy ground.

Deborah Kaufmann
Buried Alive! A Matchbook Theater
A frightfully funny exploration of our fear of being buried alive and of the curious phenomenon of 19th Century “waiting mortuaries.” Based on historical and medical facts and constructed entirely in and of matchboxes, full of dreadful discoveries, with a merry eccentric matron as your guide.

Shark Shark
Music for the ears and feet.
Kevin Connell (banjo), Theo Hilton (guitar), Sherelle Miller (cello), Maggie Schreiner (drums) and Hannah Temple (trombone)

And special added surprise:
Chinese Theatre Works
Handpuppet moment!

Great Small Works Spaghetti Dinners are supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.

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With thanks to the Puppet Slam Network for its support.