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James Godwin – ‘The Flatiron Hex’ – An Appeal!

““The Flatiron Hex” is a dauntingly original and possibly hallucinogenic delight.”

The New York Times


I was asked to photograph the early development stages of this piece a few years ago. It was a delightful challenge to capture James Godwin’s puppet creations in still photographs. ( see image above)

I must admit I was rather taken by the unorthodox story line and puppets that were made for this show. They were macabre and magical.  So now, James needs YOUR help to mount this show at HERE Arts. After a successful run at Dixon Place, it is now ready for more audience viewers. I am copy and pasting his ‘Fund Raising’ copy here and hope that you give it some consideration. Be part of this creative process and production.

““The Flatiron Hex” is a solo puppet performance that tells the story of Wylie Walker, a contract shaman who works for NYORG, A city in the middle of a swamp. Wylie uses his unusual talents to solve problems and do routine maintenance on the city’s interweb biotechnology. Due to the haunted land and sentient mainframes, Wylie faces many occult adversaries. Storms constantly threaten to destroy NYORG, but a secret feature of the Flatiron building keeps the storms at bay, that is as long as the cloud-code is cracked and the correct ritual procedure is followed. Inspired by speculative fiction and neo-noir, “The Flatiron Hex” is peeking inside a parallel world infected with intelligent viruses and paranoia. Elements of the fantastic collide with the every day to become evocative of a magical reality. It’s also a quest, a blood soaked comedy of redemption and sacrifice. HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT: “The Flatiron Hex” was created by Co-writers James Godwin and Tom Burnett during a residency at Dixon Place, supported in part by a Doris Duke Exploration Grant. The first workshop presentation of “The Flatiron Hex” took place in October 2014 as part of the P.A.T.C.H. Series with the support Heather Henson and a Jim Henson Foundation Production Grant. After completing a wildly successful 6 show premiere run at Dixon Place in New York City in May 2015, “The Flatiron Hex” is now raising funds for a month-long run at HERE Arts in September 2017.

This is the link where you contribute!

Here is James Godwin posing for my “Clown Un_Mask” series a few years ago.

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Sept 7th through Sept 30th, 2017

For more information about the show go here!

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Lone Wolf Tribe’s “THE GOD PROJEKT” @ LaMama etc. Nov 14th thru 24th

Kevin Augustine’s LONE WOLF TRIBE is at it again.

Last time it was the Award Winning BRIDE and now The God Projekt.

Conceived by Kevin Augustine, written & directed by Kevin Augustine and Edward Einhorn, in association with United Theater Company #61.

A humorous extravaganza on religion and secular morality that investigates the historical legacy of monotheism.

Kevin Augustine (as God) does a surreal take on the Almighty.

This world premiere is dedicated to
the memory of Jane Henson.

Kevin Augustine in The God Project at LaMama etc.

Kevin Augustine and Adam in The God Project at LaMama etc.

2013.11.13_KevinA-God.263Edward Einhorn as ‘Heaven’s Assistant’ moving the words off the page onto the stage.

Kevin Augustine and audience member in The God Project at LaMama

Kevin Augustine with Monkey in The God Project at LaMama etc.

Kevin Augustine in The God Project at LaMama etc.


For more information and tickets go here.

Kevin Augustine: Puppet Design
Gloria Sun: Prop Design
Mark Bruckner: Sound Designer
Gian Marco Lo Forte: Set Design
Jeff Nash: Light Design
Joanna Strange: Assistant Director
Morgan Jenness, John Clancy: Creative Consultant
Dillon Slagle: Dramaturg
Ilya Vett: Puppet Technical Director
Ayumu “Poe” Saegusa: Assistant Light Design
Alexandra Berch & Meng Jin Su: Assistant Set Design
Charlie Kanev: Stage Hand/Puppeteer

Raffaela Vergata: Stage Manager

Marketing / Publicity: Jennifer Conley Darling

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MANIFESTO – a new show by The New Eccentrics – Comic Book Theatre Festival

Jasper Patterson and Sarah Al-Kassab have created a new show titled


A Dada-Cabaret, Pop-Up book live graphic novel.

Originating in San Francisco, their unique style stitches together surrealist puppetry, high fashion design and the history of vaudeville trickery.

They create  a seamless, magical world that brings the comic strip into the third dimension.

Utilizing old fashioned overhead projection they create a wonderful atmosphere.

Jasper Patterson sings a song while demonically addressing the audience.

Together with Sarah Al-Kassab they tell the stories from Pop-up books and song.

With audience member assisting they create a side by side pop-up story with Jasper in between.

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June 24th at 11pm, June 25th at 7pm.

Comic Book Theatre Festival


575 Metropolitan Avenue

Brooklyn NY

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For More information on THE NEW ECCENTRICS go here!