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Program1
Fri 6/10 at 7:30pm
Sat 6/11 at 10pm

Liz Joyce/Steve Widerman
Long Island
Ziegfeld Miniscule Follies
A grand collection of the huge stars of the Follies and their bombastic songs, performed on a miniature replica of the splendorous New Amsterdam Theater.

Michael Romanyshyn/Jason Norris Maine/Vermont
Theater of Shining Examples: The Buffalo Skinners
Professor Willet Gettbeter and his Teaching Assistant Pino Grigio use carved wooden figures and flat, painted cutouts to present the first in a series inspired by VP Dick Cheney’s asssertion that El Salvador was a “shining example” of U.S. foreign policy.

Janie Geiser
Los Angeles
Two films: Ultima Thule
and Lost Motion
Puppeteer, toy theater enthusiast, illustrator, filmmaker, director and designer Janie Geiser returns to New York to screen two of her films which make extensive use of found and constructed objects. Geiser’s work is known for its sense of mystery, its detailed evocation of self-contained worlds, and its strength of design.

Wiersma and Smeets
Holland
The World Seen from a Perambulator
Bram Wiersma and Moniek Smeets’ unique style of laboratory theater uses old and modern Magic Lantern techniques and live video, a mix of high and low tech, clarity and abstraction, with stunningly simple techniques.
Program2
Fri 6/10 at 10pm;
Sat 6/11 at 7:30pm

Clare Dolan
Vermont
When Little Pieces of Very Big Things Break Off and Fall
A combination of current events and autobiography -- a comic and serious investigation of how to lead a meaningful life in the midst of the 21st century, in which many little pieces of big things are breaking apart.

Great Small Works
New York
A Walk in the City
Designed and directed by Roberto Rossi, inspired by texts by Italo Calvino.

Susan Simpson
Los Angeles
Three short films
Experimental puppet artist Simpson will be on hand to present her Red Village and Boll Weevil Days, and Dave Burns’ remix of Sunset Chronicles (the marionette serial by the Little Fakers).

Little Blue Moon Theatre
California
Japanese Ghost Story
Yamome-san’s grief over the sudden death of his young wife is ameliorated by her ghostly visits to his bed at night. He discovers that sexual intensity prolongs her visits, but at what cost? By Michael and Valerie Nelson (aka Magical Moonshine Theatre).
NEW YORK Hundreds of artists from around the world (East Jerusalem, Mexico City, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago) and around the neighborhood (DUMBO, Bushwick and Sag Harbor) are converging on St. Ann’s Warehouse for a ten-day celebration of the power of the miniature. Great Small Works and guest artists reinvent the nearly-extinct tradition of Toy Theater (also called “paper theater”) for contemporary audiences.
The expansive Warehouse will be reconfigured to house small-scale performance spaces where dramatic spectacles will unfold, often simultaneously, alongside a grand toy theater exhibition!







Program5
Thu 6/16 at 7:30pm;
Fri 6/17 at 10pm

Peter Schauerte-Lüke
Germany
Pirates of Penzance
Direct from his small theater in a castle near Cologne, Schauerte-Lüke performs all the characters and songs himself. Originally created with toy theater master Peter Baldwin from England.

Alte Zakhen
New York
Momo
Based on a book by Michael Ende, the story of Momo, a rare little girl who discovers the plot to steal time and make us forfeit our lives to incessant busy-ness, consumerism, and alienation. Nirit Ben-Ari Pozniak, Daniel Lang/Levitsky, Andrea Lomanto and Ana Ines Rubinstein.

Puppeteers Co-op
New York, Boston
In the Matter of Moby Dick
This is not so much a show about Moby Dick as a show about the resulting lawsuits - Ahab vs. Mr. Dick, Moby vs. oil-users, the crew vs. everybody. Renowned for large-scale community puppet extravaganzas, Sara Peattie and Theresa Linnihan find a home here with objects on a more intimate scale.


Laura Heit
Chicago
Film: The Amazing Mysterious and True Story of Mary Anning and her Monsters
A film based on the life of Mary Anning (1799-1847) from Lyme Regis, England. When most children were afraid of monsters, Mary sought them out. She had an eye for the unexplainable and in the end her discoveries would change more than she bargained for.

Jenny Romaine/Great Small Works
New York
White Pajamas
A collaboration between Romaine and Polish-Yiddish memory painter MayerKirshenblatt (Toronto). A hand-painted ethnographic motion picure with vivid commentary, performed live by the team.


Friday, June 10
5:00pm - 7:00pm Opening Reception:
Temporary Toy Theater Museum (FREE!)

7:30pm Adult Program 1
Liz Joyce / Steve Widerman
Michael Romanyshyn / Jason Norris
Janie GeiserWiersma and Smeets


10:00pm Adult Program 2
Clare Dolan
Great Small Works
Susan Simpson
Little Blue Moon Theatre

Saturday, June 11
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Toy Theater Workshops

4:30pm
Toy Theater Symposium (FREE!)

7:30pm Adult Program 2

10:00pm Adult Program 1

Sunday, June 12
1:00pm & 3:00pm Kids Program 1

7:30pm Adult Program 3
Palestinian National Theater
Tom Lee, Adam Cardone
and Jared Stein
Wiersma and Smeets

Monday, June 13
7:30pm Adult Program 3

Tuesday, June 14
7:30pm Adult Program 4
Palestinian National Theater
Great Small Works
Shadowland Theatre

Wednesday, June 15
7:30pm Adult Program 4

Thursday, June 16
7:30pm Adult Program 5
Peter Schauerte-Lüke
Alte Zakhen
Puppeteers Co-op
Laura Heit
Great Small Works


10:00pm Adult Program 6
Brian Selznick
Meredith Holch
Untitled Theater Co. #61
Beth Nixon / Morgan Andrews
Le Petit Théâtre de l’ so

Friday, June 17
10:00am & 11:30am Special Event:
Global Studiest: House of Memory

7:30pm Adult Program 6

10:00pm Adult Program 5

Saturday, June 18
1 - 4:00pm Toy Theater Workshops

7:30pm Adult Program 7
Jon Bankert
Blair Thomas
Teatro Tinglado
Great Small Works (Sun. only)


10:00pm Cabaret Program
Howie Leifer
A Drop in the Bucket Puppet Theater
Susan Vitucci
Jollyship the Whiz-Bang
Shoshanna Utchenik

Sunday, June 19
1 & 3:00pm Kids Program 2

7:30pm Adult Program 7

Program3
Sun 6/12 at 7:30pm;
Mon 6/13 at 7:30pm


Palestinian National Theater
East Jerusalem
Jerusalem and the Little Prince
By Abd El Salam Abdo and Mahmoud Hadyeh and musicians Wa’il Abu Saloum and Mohammed Hadeeb. Experience Jerusalem through the eyes of our little prince, who arrives, poor and alone, in the Old City of Jerusalem and finds new friends and rich cultures coexisting within its walls. PNT’s artists, all born in Jerusalem, express their love of the Old City with beautifully crafted sets, haunting melodies and colorful characters.

Tom Lee, Adam Cardone,
and Jared Stein
New York
Punch of the Dead
Archeologists discover a mysterious, turn-of-the-century, traveling puppet stage. After undertaking a process to collaborate and discover the theatrical possibilities, they quickly learn that this large box has a mind (and story) of its own – one of epic proportions.

Wiersma and Smeets
Holland
The World Seen from a Perambulator (see Program 1)
Cabaret Program
Sat June 18 at 10pm

Howie Leifer
NYC
The Rhyme of the Chivalrous Shark
Based on a song by Wallace Irwin written at the turn of the 19th century, sung by Frank Hendricks.

A Drop in the Bucket Puppet Theater
Maine
How to Make a Fiddle
Andrea DeFrancesco, Samuel Cheeney, Cara Romano. “When I’m finished with you, the sound will be.”

Susan Vitucci
New York
Small Fish
A new puppet opera with libretto, puppets and direction by Susan J. Vitucci and original music by composer Henry Krieger. The story of Phoebe, a sardine who becomes separated from her shoal; on her journey to rejoin them, the characters she meets help her come to an understanding of her place in the world. Piano: David Schaefer.

Jollyship the Whiz-Bang
New York
Crabquistador: Scavenger of God
Excerpt from the latest episode in the pirate puppet sea saga by Nick Jones and Raja Azar, with surreal melodrama, dark humor, nautically inspired rock music, powerpoint presentations, sermons, sword fighting, video and smoke effects.

Shoshanna Utchenik
Chicago
Dominion of Fancy: Extra Super Fancy Interlude
Overeducated and under-rehearsed, Utchenik debuts a new work about hoarding and gorging. Mounds of clipped coupons, chewed squeaky toys, and a sledgehammer animate this entropic realm.
Program4
Tue 6/14 at 7:30pm;
Wed 6/15 at 7:30pm

Palestinian National Theater
East Jerusalem
Jerusalem and the Little Prince (see Program 3)

Great Small Works
New York
Soil Desire People Dance
Created by Roberto Rossi and Mark Sussman and based on the writings ofGerman author W.G. Sebald.

Shadowland Theatre
Toronto
Manna from Heaven
The hors d’oeuvre of a multi-course, theatrical feast: a performed meal, one part of a series of shows on the role of food and dining in our society and the rituals and powerful memories evoked when people come together to eat. Anne Barber, Brad Harley, Noah Kenneally and Melissa Trimingham.
Program7
Sat 6/18 at 7:30pm;
Sun 6/19 at 7:30pm

Jon Bankert
New York
Tales of St. Francis
Franciscan Friar Bankert performs three short stories from the many legends surrounding the life of St. Francis of Assissi: Perfect Joy, The Wolf of Gubbio, and St. Francis’ own ecstatic poem of creation, The Canticle of the Creatures. Bankert sings the text, set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan.

Blair Thomas
Chicago
Buster Keaton’s Stroll (El Paseo de Buster Keaton)
Puppeteer Thomas adapts a Lorca text - presented on an oversized, self-contained Toy Theater employing a motorized scroll, multiple tubas, and bicycle wheels.

Teatro Tinglado
Mexico
Troka el Poderoso (Troka the Powerful)
Solo performance by Alejandro Benítez from Mexico City’s renowned puppet company. Music by Silvestre Revueltas, with poems and engravings from artists involved in the “Movimiento Estridentista” of the 1920’s.

Great Small Works
White Pajamas (see Program 5 - Sunday only)

Kids Program 1
Sun 6/12 at 1pm & 3pm

Palestinian National Theater
Jerusalem and the Little Prince (see Program 3)
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Kids Program 2
Sun 6/19 at 1pm & 3pm

Peter Schauerte-Lüke
Germany
I Am the Strongest
A wolf asks everyone in the wood, “Who is the strongest?” and is surprised when someone disagrees. From the children’s book by Mario Ramos.

Great Small Works
New York
Lyzer the Miser
Created by Trudi Cohen, John Bell and Isaac Bell,
and based on the story by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Liz Joyce
Sag Harbor
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
A Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater production, with miniature marionettes on a rotating stage who tell their tale of hot porridge and intruders.

Program6
Thu 6/16 at 10pm
Fri 6/17 at 7:30pm


Brian Selznick
New York
The Christine Jorgensen Story
Designer/illustrator Selznick tells the tale of the internationally famous transexual whose transformation in 1952 was such a sensation that she was called “The most talked about girl in the world.” With text by H.C. Anderson, Kate Bornstein and Christine Jorgensen, and music by Eighth Blackbird.

Meredith Holch
Vermont
Film: No Place Like Home
A frame-by-frame animated video exploring the experience of refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S., with a particular focus on the state of Vermont. The film combines multi-layered 2-D colored tissue paper figures, 3-D objects, shadows, and reflections.

Untitled Theater Co. #61
New York
Unauthorized Magic in Oz
Edward Einhorn (writer/director), Talaura Harms, Tanya Khordoc,Maxwell Zener. Einhorn follows up his Fairy Tales of the Absurd with another offbeat fairy tale, positioning classical toy theater and shadow puppetry within a giant puppet. Images based on illustrations by Eric Shanower, with puppets by Berit Johnson and Barry Weil and music by Willam Niederkorn.

Beth Nixon/Morgan Andrews
Philadelphia
OneEyed Adventures in DeepSea DogLand
A cyclops in distress (and a sequined cape) swims with his therapeutic cheese grater through three suitcase universes in search of a “World Without Walls.”

Le Petit Théâtre de l’Absolu
Montreal
Birds of the Coming Storm
The stories of seven anarchist demonstrators in 19th-century Chicago condemned to hang and the sentencing to death of Antigone. With paper silhouettes torn from the past, the company pays its respects to ghosts whose passion for justice still haunts the modern world. Elizabeth Robertson, Bill E. Dee, Mackenzie Ogilvy and Hermine Ortega.