Puppet happenings in NYC


Well-Known Member
Dec 30, 2003
Reaction score
got this from the henson foundation, just letting you all know if anyone is interested

five myles
558 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY

Man, the Flower of all Flesh
Hanne Tierney
April 14-May 21
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 pm
Tickets $20/$10 students and seniors
A collaboration with composer/double bassist Jane Wang and lighting designer Trevor Brown, this accidental singspiel is based on E.M. Forster's 1909 short story The Machine Stops. Narrated, sung and chanted by the talented vocalist Tanya Thomas, this story tells of an underground world tyrannized and run by The Machine. The performers are industrial materials, sheets of aluminum, plumbing pipes and construction ropes, as well as 120 counterweighted strings. The artist Matt Freedman provides the prologue with a performance of his fascinating lightning sketches, a kind of fast-moving story-board technique with origins in 19th century fairground entertainment.
St. Ann's Warehouse
38 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY

Arts at St. Ann's
May 20-29
Program A: Friday 5/20 & Saturday 5/28 at 8 pm, Sunday 5/29 at 3 pm
Program B: Saturday 5/21 at 8 pm, Sunday 5/22 at 3 pm, Friday 5/27 at 8 pm
Tickets $20 for one program, $30 for both
Arts at St. Ann's presents the sixth annual mini festival of new puppet theater from The Lab. This year The Lab celebrates the uncommon with an abundant array of works-in-progress that include tales of extraordinary women, strange happenings, bizarre revelations, and more. Program A features "Purity Tank" by Sandra Burns and Tracy Otwell, "La Mome Bijoux" by Patti Bradshaw, "The Painful Adventures" by Sally Oswald, and "UFO in K" by Anna Kiraly. Program B features "Out of Time: A Puppet Spectacle" by Chris Skeens & David Rabig, "El Bildin (The Building)" by Ricardo Muniz, "Punch of the Dead" by Adam Cardone, Tom Lee & Jared Stein, and "The Christine Jorgensen Story" by Brian Selznick. For more information on the shows, visit Arts at St. Ann's web site.
Great Small Works
New York, NY

Seventh International Toy Theater Festival & Temporary Toy Theater Museum
Great Small Works
June 10-19
If you are interested, contact Alessandra Nichols at faccia@hotmail.com or 718.788.7937.

Tickets N/A
Plans are underway for the Seventh International Toy Theater Festival, to be held this year at St. Ann's Warehouse. GSW is seeking submissions for the exhibition which will be mounted around multiple performing areas. Artists and archivists, puppeteers and papermakers, sculptors and script writers, makers of dolls and dioramas, researchers and recyclers, miniaturists, techno geeks, activists and collectors are all invited to participate. The Temporary Toy Theater Museum is the companion attraction to the Festival's program of performances. In curating the exhibit, GSW strives to expand the field of toy theater experimenters. They seek examples of historic proscenium paper theaters as well as the widest possible range of other media and artistic styles.
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
West 79th Street and West Drive
(enter at West 81st Street & Central Park West)
New York, NY

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Tuesdays through Fridays at 10:30 am and noon, Saturdays & Sundays at 1 pm
Tickets $6 adults/$5 children/$4.50 group rate
City Parks Foundation presents the latest marionette production "Three" at Central Park's historic Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. The show weaves together the traditional fairy tales The Three Little Pigs, The Three Bears, and The Three Billy Goats Gruff, with an exciting new twist. In this new telling of three classic stories, the character of the Big Bad Wolf makes his way through the enchanted forest in an effort to change his reputation. The show is written by Jeff Borkin, an Emmy Award-winning children's television writer, and features original music and new marionettes by master puppet maker Addis Williams. The production is suited for children ages 3 and up.
Little Shubert Theater
422 West 42nd Street
New York, NY

Shockheaded Peter
Little Shubert Theater
Starts February 11
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 3 & 8, Sundays at 2 & 7, Special $25 late night shows on Thursdays at 10 pm. Limited rush tickets available for every performance except Thursdays.
Tickets $66.25-$21.25
In the spirit of Tim Burton and Edward Gorey, "Shockheaded Peter" is a hilariously macabre musical staging of a classic 19th century picture book and its tales of devilishly disobedient children. Young Harriet and her pyrotechnic tendencies,little Conrad and his thumb-sucking, and a handful of other misbehaving youngsters all come to gleefully gory ends in this monstrously funny musical. The show also features live animation and unique puppets by Julian Crouch and Graeme Gilmour.
Earth Celebrations
See website for complete garden schedule.
New York, NY

15th Annual Rites of Spring Puppet Procession to Save the Gardens!
Earth Celebrations
May 21
Check website for performance times.
Tickets Free!
Puppet Volunteers are needed. Any skill is welcome! See our website Spring slideshow for details. On Saturday May 21, 2005, the 8-hour theatrical pageant is performed throughout network of over 35 magnificent gardens in the East Village. The pageant includes a day-long parade of giant flower puppets, spectacular costume garden characters, and musical bands. There are presentations by over 500 artists, of performance, dance, music, and poetry at the various gardens.
Free Puppet & Costume Workshops
Earth Celebrations
March 2-May 21
Wednesdays from 6 to 9 pm, Saturdays from 1 to 5 pm
Tickets Free
Help create the lively puppets and colorful costumes for the 15th Annual Rites of Spring Procession to be held on May 21st. Free workshops for teens and adults are offered every Wednesday and Saturday from March to May. For groups of 5 or more, please call in advance.
Puppetworks - Park Slope
338 Sixth Avenue at 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY

Around the World in 80 Days
March 5-August 21
Saturdays & Sundays at 12:30 & 2:30 pm through April 17; After that, shows on Saturday & Sunday at 12:30 & 2:30 pm on the 1st, 3rd & 5th weekend of each month through August 21
Tickets $8 adults/$7 children/$4.50 groups of 20 or more
Adapted for the stage by artistic director Nicolas Coppola, Puppetworks' production will transport the audience by boat, train, balloon and elephan as Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout race against time to win a bet that they can travel around the wold in 80 days, a remarkable feat for the year 1872. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Teatro LA TEA
107 Suffolk Street, Suite 200 (between Delancey and Rivington)
New York, NY

Adhesive Theater Project
April 28-May 22
Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 & 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm
Tickets $18
Cory Einbinder directs a barnyard allegory by Edmond Rostand ("Cyrano de Bergerac") using puppets, masks, music and movement to tell the tale of an overly cocky rooster.
PS 122
150 1st Avenue at 9th Street
New York, NY

Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement
The Elementals & Coocoohandler
May 19-29
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 5 pm
Tickets $15
The undisputed Godfathers of the burgeoning Puppet Rock movement, Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement has been accumulating rabidly devoted fans over the course of its long-running engagements at The Bowery Poetry Club, Bowery Ballroom, Toyota Comedy Festival and Joe's Pub. This is what happens when two veteran groups, the Elementals and Coocoohandler, shed the skins of their former selves, meld together into a brand new entity, and come out swinging. Now downtown's rockinest, raunchiest, most original genre-smashing, collaborative crusaders, will be setting up shop at the only place brave enough to give them whatever they want.
B.B. King Blues Club
237 West 42nd Street
New York, NY

Erik The Amazing & The Shallaballah!
42nd Street Puppets
June 4
Saturday at 1 pm
Tickets $25 (includes lunch)
Erik is afraid. He's afraid of the dark, spiders, dogs, and anything outside. Erik's father tries and tries but nothing seems to help Erik overcome his fears. Erik makes himself a superhero outfit in his father’s tailor shop, but when he puts it on, something strange happens. Not only does he forget his fears, but Erik becomes Erik The Amazing, an actual superhero with incredible powers! Laughter, music and magic fill this adventure that is sure to keep children and parents smiling from beginning to end.