Nov 1, 2018
Nov 3, 2018

Wunderkammer | Cabinet of Curiosities

“A fantastic reflection on the power of imagination.”
– Stuttgarter Nachrichten

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Step into the alluring cabinet of marionettes and allow them to transport you to a place of pure wonder. This cabinet of curiosities illuminates the universal connection between all things, illustrating a world of oneness between art, history, nature and science.

Puppeteers Alice Therese Gottschalk, Raphael Mürle, and Frank Soehnle, all disciples of the internationally-renowned master puppeteer Albrecht Roser, convene as a trio to challenge and intensify their puppeteering skills.

Supported in part by The Jim Henson Foundation Allelu Award, Kulturamt der Stadt Stuttgart, Sparkassenfonds der Stadt Pforzheim.

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.  

Puppeteers: Alice-Therese Gottschalk, Raphael Mürle
and Frank Soehnle
Music by Michael Wollny and Tamar Halperin
Custom Compositions by Bradley Kemp
Light Design by Christian Glötzner
Choreography by Lisa Thomas
Costume Design by Evelyne Meerschaut

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.

“A masterpiece from three masters in string-puppetry: physics and poetry!”
-Stuttgarter Zeitung

“A steampunk essay on wires if you like. The audience seemed quite hypnotized.”
– Stage Talk Magazine

“They are poetic and evocative, they make a witty gymnastics of objects.”
– The Stage, London

“The skill of these performers is unquestionable.”
– The Metropolist

“A must see! An outstanding evening full of miracles and poetry, inspiration and associations that will accompany you for a long time.”
– Straubinger Tagblatt

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