INTERNATIONAL TOY THEATER FESTIVAL, featuring John Bell and Trudi Cohen of Great Small Works, Facto Teatro from Mexico City and Barbara Steinitz from Berlin
$12 Advance/$15 Door
Students & Seniors $8/$10
Three countries meet on one small stage: Trudi Cohen and John Bell, members of the
NYC-based collective Great Small Works, are teaming up with Facto Teatro from
Mexico City and Barbara Steinitz from Berlin to share a program of Paper Theater in
venues across New England.
Facto Teatro's Don Chico with Wings is a funny tale of a man who decides he needs to
fly. Based on a story by Mexican writer Eraclio Zepeda, it speaks of ingenuity, creativity,
surrealism and human adventure and shows that, for some, the sky is the limit. Trudi
Cohen and John Bell bring Living Newspaper, Episode Two: Sidewalk Ballet,in which
Jane Jacobs, Robert Moses and a burning bush battle over the right to public space.
And Facto Teatro teams up with Barbara Steinitz for Duraznos azules (Blue Peaches), a
story about a boy who wants to find out why the peach tree in his grandmother's garden
is producing blue peaches.
Paper Theater, also known as Toy Theater, is a unique form of puppetry. Flat paper
figures evoke grand worlds, as they did centuries ago in the living rooms of European
homes. Through international Toy Theater Festivals in New York and Mexico City,
performances around the world, and workshops for people of all ages and persuasions,
Great Small Works and Facto Teatro have been responsible for a resurgence of interest
in this accessible, inexpensive form. The grandest of tales with the simplest of means!
Andyou can do it yourself!
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Supported by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department
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