Live from The Downstairs @ La MaMa!
La MaMa Kids Online: The Magic Tree
Written, Designed, and Directed by Leah Ogawa
59th Season resident artist, Leah Ogawa, returns to La MaMa Kids with another miniature puppet show!
The Magic Tree tells the tale of a sibling who goes on a quest to find the magical medicine that will save her baby sister. Come join us on their adventure and let’s explore the fantastical land together!
“Timed for after school viewing!”
Special thanks to The Jim Henson Foundation for supporting our online puppetry programming.
LEAH OGAWA is a puppeteer, director, and model based in New York City. Raised in Yamanashi, Japan, Leah has worked with puppeteers, artists, and companies including The Metropolitan Opera, Phantom Limb, Dan Hurlin, Tom Lee, Nami Yamamoto, Loco 7, and others. She has performed across the US as well as at the Quay Branly in Paris and across Asia. Leah is a recipient of the Queens Council on the Arts’ New Work Grant for her original piece, Molding. She is currently in residency at New Victory LabWorks. For more information visit leahogawa.com and follow @leahogawa on Instagram.
La MaMa Kids
La MaMa Kids Online presents kids performances and hands-on workshops online, timed especially for “after school” viewing! La MaMa will continue to use emerging technologies to create a new venue for artistic expression that questions how art can function and how we as a society can survive challenging periods of history.
Presented by La MaMa and CultureHub, La MaMa is exploring ways to respond creatively to a situation that is potentially changing how we gather as a community in our theatres. La MaMa is working with CultureHub to provide online streaming of select productions and events on Howlround Theatre Commons.