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La MaMa presents the 9th La MaMa Puppet Festival Fall 2021

La MaMa presents the 9th La MaMa Puppet Festival Fall 2021

Company:

La MaMa

Location:

La MaMa Etc
66 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003

Dates:

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 8:30pm daily through October 24, 2021

Tickets:

https://www.lamama.org/shows/puppet-series-2021#show-middle-content

Company:
La MaMa

La MaMa presents the 9th La MaMa Puppet Festival Fall 2021

Puppetry has been an integral part of La MaMa's programming since 1962, when our founder Ellen Stewart invited puppet artists from Korea to perform their production of Head Hunting by Pagoon Kang Wouk. Ellen recognized puppetry as an art form that exists across world cultures in many different forms. Despite the cultural specificity and variety of these forms, she saw a universal magic in bringing inanimate objects to life. By setting objects in motion, puppet artists can penetrate linguistic and cultural barriers to tell stories that are accessible to audiences around the world. Bringing international puppet arts together leads to innovation, experimentation, and increased awareness of puppetry and puppet theatre.

Throughout our history, La MaMa has presented many notable puppet artists, including: Ping Chong, Vit Horejs, Ralph Lee, Tom Lee, Mabou Mines, Federico Restrepo, Jane Catherine Shaw, Theodora Skipitares, and Julie Taymor. In 1996, 1998, and 2000, La MaMa hosted the Henson International Festivals of Puppet Theater, created by the Jim Henson Foundation, which have been instrumental in supporting puppet artists everywhere. In 2004, we introduced the La MaMa Puppet Series, a biannual festival showcasing new contemporary puppet theatre. Since then, La MaMa has produced nine puppet festivals, curated by Denise Greber.

Denise Greber, Director and Curator of La MaMa Puppet Series
Federico Restrepo, Producing Director of La MaMa Puppet Series

‍PROGRAM:

September 29 – October 10, 2021 | La Galleria
The Jim Henson Foundation presents 
American Puppet Theater Today: 
The Photography of Richard Termine

Sept 29, Wednesday at 5pm – Opening
Wednesday – Sunday from 1pm to 7pm

September 29 – October 4, 2021 | Ellen Stewart Theatre
Lunch with Sonia
Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company

Wednesday and Friday at 8:30pm
Thursday and Saturday at 7pm
Sunday at 2pm

September 30 – October 3, 2021 | The Downstairs
The Tall Keyaki Tree
Watoku Ueno

Thursday and Saturday at 8:30pm
Friday at 7pm
Sunday at 6pm

October 7– 10, 2021 | The Downstairs
When I Put On Your Glove
Sandglass Theater | Performed and created by Shoshanna Bass | Creator of the original Autumn Portraits, Eric Bass

Thursday and Saturday at 7pm
Friday at 8:30pm
Sunday at 2pm

October 7– 10, 2021 | Ellen Stewart Theatre
Body Concert
A Lone Wolf Production | Created by Kevin Augustine

Thursday and Saturday at 8:30pm
Friday at 7pm
Sunday at 4pm

October 13 – 15, 2021 | The Downstairs
Puppet Slam
Curated by Jane Catherine Shaw

Wednesday at 7pm
Thursday and Friday at 8:30pm

October 14– 17, 2021 | Ellen Stewart Theatre
Dreaming
Story by Howard Craft | Script by JaMeeka Holloway & Torry Bend | Directed and designed by Torry Bend

Thursday – Saturday at 7pm
Sunday at 2pm

October 21 – 24, 2021 | Ellen Stewart Theatre and the Downstairs
Jump Start
A Presentation of Works-In-Progress

Thursday – Saturday at 7pm
Sunday at 2pm

October 21 – 24, 2021 | Ellen Stewart Theatre and the Downstairs
Jump Start
A Presentation of Works-In-Progress

Thursday – Saturday at 7pm
Sunday at 2pm

FAMILY EVENT

September 30 – October 24, 2021 | The Downstairs
Nostalgia
A Toy Theatre Video Installation
Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre

The Downstairs Lobby
Thursday – Sunday one hour before regular curtain times | Free Event

FAMILY EVENT

October 16– 17, 2021 | The Downstairs
La MaMa Kids
Storytelling, music-making, puppet craft, mask-making, and more!

Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

 

Ticket Prices

Adults: $25
Students/Seniors: $20
Multi-Show Puppet Packages Available

Total Puppet Package – 7 Shows!
Sept 7 – Oct 3: 7 shows for $150

5 Show Package
Sept 7 – Oct 10: 5 shows for $110

3 Show Package
Sept 7 – Oct 17: 3 shows for $65

2 Show Package
Sept 7 – Oct 24: 2 shows for $45

 

The 9th La MaMa Puppet Festival Fall 2021 has been made possible with public support by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts, and support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Jane Henson Foundation, the Jim Henson Foundation, Puppet Slam Network, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Shubert Foundation. Additional support from Cheryl Henson is gratefully acknowledged.

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