Thursday, June 14, 2012

What We've Been Up To!!!

Great Small Works Activities 2011- June 2012


March 18-19
Toy Theater After Dark, Open Eye Theater, Minneapolis
Performance and panel discussion

April 6
International Puppetry Conference, University of Connecticut
Perform at puppet cabaret

June 19-24
Banners and Cranks Festival
Premiere performances of Three Graces at Brooklyn Bridge Park and HERE Art Center Ceremony - Brooklyn Bridge Park - June 19/?action=view&current=_DSC2454.jpg

July 28
Puppets on the Sound festival, Huntington, Long Island

September 17
Perform at Puppet Slam, University of Connecticut

October 31-November 4
Suspense Festival, London, U.K.
Toy Theater performances, workshop, panel discussions

November 18-19
Velaslavasy Panorama, Los Angeles, hosted by Automata
Premiere performances of Soil Desire People Dance

February 3-4
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Performance program, with talk-backs

March 8-10
Castelliers Festival, Montreal
Performance and workshop

March 29
Columbia University, NYC
Premiere of new Toy Theater of Terror As Usual episode

June 21-24
Toy Theater festival in Mexico City  Festival Internacional de Teatro de Papel,


January-May 2011
P.S. 84, Astoria, Queens
Cantastoria  workshops with 5th and 6th graders on “Respect in Queens”
Sponsored by Queens Museum of Art and NYC’s CASA program

March 19
You Better Work, a Very Precarious Purim, a Pageant of Laborers and Lovers
Collaboration with intergenerational team of individual designers, organizers, builders and performers, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and Domestic Workers United.

July 24, Ice Cream Sunday is Coming!  Old fashioned homo-sexual Ice Cream Social with full gender spectrum Dairy Royalty Pageant, Dixon Place, NYC
Co-sponsored with Milk Not Jails and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.,

Production sessions with Sara Peattie to build chickens for indoor and outdoor performances directed by Jenny Romaine

September 15-24
Truth in Gay Clothes: Your Goose Is Cooked.  Sukkos Mob takes to the streets of NYC, reinventing the traditional harvest holiday with live music, Yiddish/Spanish/English languages, and giant chickens.

January-March 2012
Return to P.S. 84 in Queens with workshops sponsored by CASA and Queens Museum.

March 3, 2012
My Hamentashn Are Killing Me: A Purim Ball for the Body, this year’s installment of the annual Purim bash, with dozens of artistic and activist collaborators in collaboration with  JFREJ and the Caring Across Generations campaign. jenny romaine&init=quick&tas=0.8459655395708978 - !/photo.php?fbid=782289763014&set=a.782289353834.2197260.13303042&type=1&theater


Spaghetti Dinners:

September 24, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn

December 30, Judson Memorial Church, NYC

January 31, 2012, One Arm Red, Brooklyn

Soirees (new event in GSW studio for sharing of developing work):

April 10
May 22
June 12
October 23
February 19

Moved from 45 Main St. to 20 Jay St. in May-June, the 5th move in 11 years, and second move in 12 months.  Now stable with a 5-year lease and reduced monthly rent.  Studio has been very lively with use by other artists who contribute to rent, including:  Chinese Theatre Works, Foundry Theater, Hungry March Band, Rob Ebeltoft, and Occupy Wall Street Puppet Guild.


Exhibition of Great Small Works: Terror As Usual, Episodes 1-12 installed at FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal.  Retrospective of the series, originally built with the Queens Museum of Art in 2010.

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