Nov 15, 2018
Nov 18, 2018

Food for the Gods

Written and Directed by Nehprii Amenii

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Food for the Gods is a multimedia performance installation about “human value.” A three-part expression of rage, indifference, and celestial knowing. Inspired by the killings of Black men, this work uses object and puppet performance to explore dehumanization, light, invisibility and well…the magical-less-ness of it all.

Food for the Gods is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and though the generous support the Puffin Foundation.

The 8th La MaMa Puppet Festival Fall 2018 has been made possible with support from Ford Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Jim Henson Foundation, Puppet Slam Network, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and public support by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Cultural on the Arts. Additional support from  Cheryl Henson is gratefully acknowledged.  

Nehprii Amenii is a writer, director, puppeteer, and the artistic director of Khunum Productions, a platform for creative anthropology, that uses visual and experimental theatre to promote human connectivity. She is recipient of the 2013 Lipkin Prize for Playwriting and was selected as a U.S delegate for the 2015 Women Playwrights International Conference. She’s worked with Penumbra Theatre, La MaMa Experimental Theatre, The Flea, Pan Asian Rep, Bushwick Starr, HOBT Puppet and Mask Theatre, Bread and Puppet Theatr, Virginia Stage Company, and Cirque Due Soleil. Nehprii has enjoyed over 17 years of teaching. She uses arts and storytelling to teach English to young immigrants and refugees within NYC public schools. She currently serves as an advisor for the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, while also serving as the creative consultant for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation’s Arts in Education.

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Khunum Productions is a platform for Creativity Anthropology that produces highly visual narrative-based productions that combine the personal, the social, and the magical to create experiences that transform the human heart, and thus our society.

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La MaMa Puppet Festival


The La MaMa Puppet Festival showcases new contemporary puppet theatre by artists from around the world. Curated by Denise Greber, focusing on diversifying the voices, stories, and perspectives shared onstage, with the goal of uplifting marginalized identities within the puppet community.

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