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Creating a Feminist Punch and Judy Show
Essay

Creating a Feminist Punch and Judy Show

16 June 2019

Roxanna Myhrum looks at the history of the iconic puppet show Punch and Judy and Sarah Nolen’s feminist adaptation of it, Judy Save the Day.

hyper-realistic human-like puppets
Ashes and the Serious, Eerie Art of Puppetry
Essay

Ashes and the Serious, Eerie Art of Puppetry

3 April 2019

Jonathan Mandell discusses the Plexus Polaire puppetry show Ashes, recently on at HERE in New York City.

a puppeteer maneuvers two skeleton puppets
Theatre for Children in a Mexico Before It Was Mexico / Representaciones para niños en el México antes de México
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Theatre for Children in a Mexico Before It Was Mexico / Representaciones para niños en el México antes de México

7 January 2019

Marco Novelo explores the little-known history of theatre for young audiences in Mexico. / Marco Novelo explora una historia poco conocida del teatro para niños en México.

The Charmed Life of Rezo Gabriadze
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The Charmed Life of Rezo Gabriadze

Tbilisi’s Hottest Ticket

23 September 2018

Dominick DeGaetano takes us to Tbilisi, Georgia’s beloved marionette theatre, the Gabriadze, which was built and runs on the vision of single man, eighty-two-year-old Rezo Gabriadze.

Livestreaming events from the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival
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Livestreaming events from the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival

Sandglass Theater in Vermont

Friday 21 September 2018
Vermont, United States

Sandglass Theater presents events from the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival in Vermont livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Friday 21 September to Sunday 23 September.

This Sentence
Essay

This Sentence

How Do We Comprehend the Effects of Climate Change?

17 September 2018

Kendra Fanconi explains why it might take us eighty-eight minutes to digest one simple sentence about climate change.

A performance of Atlantis: A Puppet Opera
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A performance of Atlantis: A Puppet Opera

The VORTEX in Austin, Texas

Friday 14 September 2018
Austin, TX, 2019

The VORTEX and Ethos in Austin, Texas presented Atlantis: A Puppet Opera—a new production of Chad Salvata’s epic story of the final days of Atlantis, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 14 September at 9 p.m. EDT (New York) / 8 p.m. CDT(Chicago) / 6 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles).

Breaking Away from the Institution
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Breaking Away from the Institution

How to Take Control of Your Education

5 September 2018

Theatre student Abigail Warhus talks about feeling stuck at university and taking her education into her own hands.

The Orphan in Me
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The Orphan in Me

Generational Trauma in Hyung Seok Jeon’s A Held Posture

6 May 2018

Dominick DeGaetano reflects on Hyung Seok Jeon’s A Held Posture, which last performed at Theaterlab in New York City in January 2018.

Symphonie Fantastique and the Triumph and Trap of Puppetry
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Symphonie Fantastique and the Triumph and Trap of Puppetry

5 April 2018

Jonathan Mandell reflects on the twentieth anniversary production of Basil Twist's Symphonie Fastastique at HERE Arts Center in New York City.

Theatre History Podcast #57
Podcast

Theatre History Podcast #57

Dr. Claudia Orenstein on the Evolving Art of Tolpavakoothu

20 February 2018

Dr. Claudia Orenstein of Hunter College introduces us to the art of tolpavakoothu, a shadow puppet tradition from Kerala, in southern India.

Theatre History Podcast #52
Podcast

Theatre History Podcast #52

Remembering Argentina’s Traumatic Past Through Theatre with Dr. Noe Montez

12 December 2017

Dr. Noe Montez of Tufts University joins us to talk about how Argentina's theatre have dealt with the legacy of the country's period of military dictatorship.

The Third Language in Montreal’s Theatres
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The Third Language in Montreal’s Theatres

9 June 2017

Zach Fraser reveals the puppet theatre community of Montreal.

The Smallest Theatre in the World
Essay

The Smallest Theatre in the World

An Interview with Caja lambe-lambe artist Gabriela Céspedes / El Teatro Más Pequeño del Mundo: Una entrevista con la artista de caja lambe-lambe Gabriela Céspedes

29 April 2017

Puppeteer Cecilia Cackley interviews Gabriela Céspedes, a leading caja lambe-lambe puppet artist based in Argentina.

The Story Behind Puppets in Kenya
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The Story Behind Puppets in Kenya

9 April 2017

Puppeteer Fedelis Kyalo shares his puppet background, and discusses how puppetry intersects with popular entertainment and street protests in Kenya.

Master Classes on Puppetry Skills
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Master Classes on Puppetry Skills

Saturday 1 April and Sunday 2 April / Friday 31 March 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

Project HAND UP in Nairobi presented Master Classes on Puppetry Skills and Industry Application livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 1 April and Sunday 2 April. 

Master Classes on Puppetry Skills by Project HAND UP
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Master Classes on Puppetry Skills by Project HAND UP

Saturday 18 February and Sunday 19 February 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

Project HAND UP in Nairobi presented Master Classes on Puppetry Skills and Industry Application livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 18 February and Sunday 19 February.

China on Stage
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China on Stage

3 February 2017

Jonathan Mandell digs into three recent productions in New York City—Made in ChinaConfucius, and Caught—that explore US-China relations.

Howard Barker on Puppetry, the Actor, and Process
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Howard Barker on Puppetry, the Actor, and Process

5 November 2016

David Dudley interviews playwright Howard Barker about writing for live actors versus marionettes.

Performance of The God Projekt by Lone Wolf Tribe
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Performance of The God Projekt by Lone Wolf Tribe

Sunday 9 October 2016
New York, NY, United States

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City presented a performance of The God Projekt by Lone Wolf Tribe livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Sunday 9 October at 4pm EDT (New York) / 20:00 UTC / 9pm BST (London) / 22:00 CEST (Berlin) / 1pm PDT (Los Angeles). On Twitter, follow @LaMaMaETC@HowlRoundTV and use #howlround.

Performance of Atlantis: A Puppet Opera
Video

Performance of Atlantis: A Puppet Opera

Friday 16 September 2016
Austin, TX, United States

Ethos and The VORTEX in Austin, Texas presented Atlantis: A Puppet Opera—a mythic tale of powerful warring religious zealots who are obsessed with world domination and non-renewable energy, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 16 September at 9 p.m. EDT (New York) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles). Share your thoughts on Twitter and Instagram with #howlround.

Stretching the Canvas in Ethan Lipton’s Tumacho
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Stretching the Canvas in Ethan Lipton’s Tumacho

6 September 2016

Ethan Lipton discusses making music, making theatre, and combining the two in his full-length play-with-music Tumacho at Clubbed Thumb.

The Brutal Made Beautiful
Essay

The Brutal Made Beautiful

Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed

25 August 2016

David Bruin on the world premiere of Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed, futurist puppet plays by Fortunato Depero, translated, designed, and directed by Dan Hurlin at Bard SummerScape.

The Language of Objects
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The Language of Objects

A Puppeteer in Five Acts

25 July 2016

In this installment of La Esquinita, puppeteer Stephanie Diaz shares her journey to puppetry and discusses her creative process.

Shared Vocabulary and Puppetry in Ramesh Meyyappan’s Butterfly
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Shared Vocabulary and Puppetry in Ramesh Meyyappan’s Butterfly

21 June 2016

Ramesh Meyyappan and Gavin Glover discuss their wordless adaptation of Madame Butterfly, replete with kites and puppets, and their hopes for hyphenate theatremakers.