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Coney Island USA Performing Arts Puppetry Story Teller Vaudevisuals Interview Video Women

Vaudevisuals interview with Gretchen Van Lente

An assortment of puppeteers perform various scenes from the 358-year-old traditional English puppet show, Punch & Judy (n.b. for adults only)

“Kamikaze” is a term Drama of Works uses for its themed puppet slams, based around one story/event/play. A multitude of puppet artists are given sections of the story to reinterpret and create with wild abandon. Then it is presented in order. No one knows how it will come together until the night of the show. 

Puppets Come Home! is a series designed to celebrate Coney Island’s 150-year legacy of puppetry & provide a platform for contemporary cutting-edge puppeteers. Produced in collaboration with Coney Island USA.

Go here for the show on August 13th @8 pm!


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Vaudevisuals interview with Boxcutter Collective


PUPPETS COME HOME! at Coney Island USA Presents… BOXCUTTER TV!!

Calling all comrades! BoxCutter Collective is live on the air! Meeting our nation’s dire need for more online video content, Judy and Weasel are broadcasting live from an abandoned Coney Island funhouse to bring you the answers to the questions you never knew you desperately need the answers to. Will their Pirate TV station be the spark to ignite the workers revolution or will the bad guys win once and for all? Or will it be somewhere in the middle? Tune in to Boxcutter TV to find out!

TICKETS
$0-$15, sliding scale (pay what you can!)
A donation link will be provided during the show.


ARTIST BIO:


The BoxCutter Collective is: Sam Wilson, Jason Hicks, Tom Cunningham & Joe Therrien & an extended family of rabble-rousers & mischief-makers. Our aim is to take down the rotten empire one cardboard puppet show at a time.

Produced & Hosted by Brendan Schweda as part of the Puppets Come Home! series at Coney Island USA.

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Vaudevisuals interview with Kevin Augustine – “Body Concert”

Visited Kevin Augustine at his Lone Wolf Tribe studio yesterday. We did an interview about his new show titled “Body Concert”. (A work-in-progress)

Here is the interview about the new solo-show.

Kevin will be performing an ‘excerpt’ from his new solo-show at Dixon Place on June 10th as part of the Little Theatre series.

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Vaudevisuals interview with BoxCutter Collective

From the Boxcutter Website:

The BoxCutter Collective is made up of a group of puppeteers, bartenders, union organizers, carpenters, musicians, painters, and general trouble makers who have been working together in various forms for the last 10-15 years. Include puppeteers from Bread & Puppet, People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall St., Better than Never Theater, RPM Puppet Conspiracy, Great Small Works, The Rude Mechanical Orchestra and many others…

Video Excerpt from “Exploding Electric Bath”

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BOXCUTTER COLLECTIVE – Next Show:

May 23rd- American Can Factory, Gowanus, Brooklyn – “Exploding Electric Bath” 8PM

May 31st – “Everything is Fine” –  Jalopy Music Theatre

June 22nd – Coney Island USA Mermaid Parade

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Vaudevisuals interview with Jessica Scott – “Ship of Fools” @ HERE

Backstage at HERE I had a chance to interview theater director/performer/teacher/puppeteer Jessica Scott. Her new show opens Oct 13th.

SHIP OF FOOLS

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Conceived by Jessica Scott
Devised by Jessica Scott with Anonymous Ensemble
Co-Director, Puppetry, Costume and Set Design by Jessica Scott
Co-Director, Text, and Projection Design by Eamonn Farrell
Original Music by Alex Klimovitsky, except Gnossienne No. 3 composed by Erik Satie with lyrics by Eamonn Farrell
Lighting Design by Ayumu Poe Saegusa
Sound Design by Gavin Price
Performed by Kate Brehm, Liz Davito, Jacob Graham, Takemi Kitamura, Sarah Lafferty, Georgie Tisdale, and Jessica Weinstein

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For more information/tickets go here!!

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Vaudevisuals interview with Kevin Augustine – “The God Projekt”

 Kevin Augustine’s Lone Wolf Tribe show “The God Projekt” returns to LaMama ETC as part of the 2016 Puppet Series.

Caught up with Kevin at LaMama during his rehearsal for the new production of The God Projekt. He discusses the new aspects of the show and where the original idea came from. Being presented at The Ellen Stewart Theater at LaMama ETC.

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For tickets and more information go here!

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Puppet Series 55 @LaMamaEtc _ Sept 24th – Nov 6th, 2016

LaMama Etc Puppet Series
LaMama Etc Puppet Series beginning Sept 24th thru Nov.6th,2016 
(Pictured here is Kevin Augustine in The Lone Wolf Tribe’s “The God Projekt”. Photograph ©2016 Jim R Moore )

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For more information and/or tickets go here!

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Vaudedevisuals interview with Collapsing Horse Theater – Dublin

Bears in Space at 59E59th St. Theater

Collapsing Horse presents

 BEARS IN SPACE

By EOGHAN QUINN
Directed by DAN COLLEY
With JACK GLEESON, AARON HEFFERNAN, CAMERON MACAULAY, and EOGHAN QUINN
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59E59 Theaters

Sept 6th – Oct 2nd

After playing to sold-out crowds in Dublin, Edinburgh, and London, the cult hit showBears in Space arrives in New York City with its acclaimed original cast.

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Two cosmonaut bears on a spaceship hurtle toward the impossibly distant limits of the universe while chased by villainous beings. An ethereal adventure that considers the perils and wonders of a journey across space and time to nowhere.

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“A BATSHIT-CRAZY COMEDY PUPPET SHOW ABOUT A COUPLE OF BEARS IN SPACE… A RIOTOUS, HILARIOUS, TRIPPY JOURNEY TO INFINITY AND BEYOND.”
-Time Out London

“A HONEY POT OF COMEDY, THICK WITH WIT AND ABSURDITY!”
-Broadway Baby


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For more information and to buy tickets go HERE!

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Vaudevisuals interview with Spencer Lott – “Blossom” at Dixon Place

BLOSSOM

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Emerging puppeteer & Jim Henson Foundation resident artist Spencer Lott visualizes the surreal landscape between reality and memory through the beautiful unraveling of one man’s mind.

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, James Blossom and his daughter grapple with their changing relationship and differing realities.

Struggling to adjust to life at the local nursing home, the retired scenic painter finds himself increasingly involved in his own cinematic adventures.

For more information and tickets!

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Vaudevisuals interview with Kate Brehm – puppeteer/performer/director

Vaudevisuals interview with puppeteer/director/performer Kate Brehm. She talks about her original inspiration and the process of creating this new puppet/movement piece ‘The Erdos Discrepancy‘.
Performance of the piece will take place at Dixon Place on Wed April 22nd @7:30pm
More more information and to get tickets:
http://dixonplace.org

(From the Program)
The Erdos Discrepency
by imnotlost
Theoretical math, abstract puppets, and a divine meditation on trust.

Featuring a lone human performer against a tide of geometric performing objects and a chorus of indifferent puppeteers, Erdos submerges the audience in a series of meditations about our dependence on technology, the allure of blind faith, and the question of whether participation is even a choice.

The first work in progress plays at Puppet Blok,
WEDNESDAY APRIL 22nd at 7:30pm $12-$15
at Dixon Place 161 Chrystie st NY, NY
J to Bowery or F to 2nd Ave
tickets here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9996237

Featuring Kate Brehm, Rachael Shane, Alex Young, Maiko Kikuchi, Sarah Plotkin, and Kate Reilly. Directed by Amanda Friou. Music by Nehemiah Luckett. Costume design by Sarah McMillan. Set and puppet design by Kate Brehm
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