La MaMa Puppet Slam returns this year with new short works of genius! These condensed works of puppetry are original, compelling, brilliant, witty, tragic, funny, stunning, startling, ironic, exotic, political, lyrical, musical, beautiful, intellectual, experimental, wild...and always demonstrate genius in a matter of minutes!
Puppet Slam Presenting Artists
Preshow (as you enter the theatre):
Brzezinski & Schap — BODY STORIES
Spica Wobbe and Karen Oughtred — INSEPARABLE
Amy Jensen — BOXSET
Tristan Allen — TIN ISO AND THE DAWN: ACT I an excerpt
Deborah Hunt — THE GODSON OF DEATH
Myra Su with Mitch Salm — THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
abandoned ships — PUDDLES
Evolve Puppets / Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil — APERTURE
Charlotte Lily Gaspard / Midnight Radio Show — CREATION MYTHS, PART 1
Katherine Fahey with Ismay Music — BURY ME NOT ON THE LONE PRAIRIE
On view prior to and following the show:
Tine Kindermann — THE BIG HEADS
Puppeteer and theatre artist Jane Catherine Shaw is a passionate creator, director, designer, writer, curator and educator. Ms. Shaw was co-founder and co-curator of the VOICE 4 VISION PUPPET FESTIVAL, a festival that was devoted to presenting New York artists making work for puppetry.
The 2021 La MaMa Puppet Slam is generously supported by
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.