Puppeteer and theatre artist Jane Catherine Shaw curates a two-night puppet slam featuring contemporary short-form puppet and object theatre from both emerging and veteran puppet artists. This puppet cabaret, challenges artists to make their best short-form work and to bring a variety of puppet forms to audiences. Shaw is co-founder of the Voice 4 Vision Puppet Festival.
ANNOUNCING THE 2017 LA MaMa PUPPET SLAM PRESENTING ARTISTS:
CHARACTER ASSASSINATION … Ben Elling, Rosa Douglas / BotchPuppet
STRANGER.. Jeongyun Lee / JL Physical Company
TEDQUEST… Andrew Lynch & Molly Reisman
I ONCE FOUND MYSELF IN AN ISOLATION CHAMBER… Chris Ignacio, Jane Catherine Shaw, Yuto Kanazawa
THE FLYING LESSON… Caitlin Brzezinski and Libby Schap / Brzezinski and Schap
ALLENTOWN…Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil / Evolve Puppets
BOX … Scott Hitz / PuppHitz Puppitz
HORSETALE … Hit the Lights! Theater Co.
BODY CONCERT… Kevin Augustine’s Lone Wolf Tribe
SPACE OUT … Kimberly Van Aelst
HUMPTY TRUMPTY… Marshall Katzman/Fantasy Puppet Theater
Photo from Human Nature by Evolve Co. (Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil)
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.