Great Small Works presents its colossal celebration of tiny art, The Eighth International Toy Theater Festival.
Great Small Works will transform the vast and versatile St. Ann's Warehouse into numerous small performance arenas and an extensive exhibition, The Temporary Toy Theater Museum, which will juxtapose classic examples of paper theaters with radical, contemporary interpretations of the form.
In addition to new productions by Great Small Works, the festival will feature performances by a wide spectrum of international theater miniaturists. The festival also includes Toy Theater Workshops for people of all ages and two Toy Theater Symposia.
Artists will include Paul Zaloom, from the Emmy Award winning television series Beakman's World, alongside veteran puppeteer Lynn Jeffries; Frank Maugeri of Redmoon Theater; renowned French puppeteer Alain Lecucq; and Ravi Gopalan Nair and Parvathy Baul connecting West Bengal traditional puppet theater and Toy Theater of Victorian Europe.
Program 1: Fri., May 23, 7:30 P.M.; Sat., May 24, 10:00 P.M.
Program 2: Fri., May 23, 10:00 P.M.; Sat., May 24, 7:30 P.M.
Program 3: Sun., May 25 and Mon., May 26, 7:30 P.M.
Program 4: Tues., May 27 and Wed., May 28, 7:30 P.M.
Program 5: Thurs., May 29 and Fri., May 30, 7:30 P.M.
Program 6: Fri., May 30, 10:00 P.M.; Sat., May 31, 7:30 P.M.
Family Matinees: Sunday, May 25, 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
Museum Opening Reception: Friday, May 23, 5:00 P.M.
Benefit Concert: Wednesday, May 28, 9:30 P.M.
Film Screening: Thursday, May 29, 10:00 P.M.
Public Workshops: Saturday, May 24 and 31, 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Toy Theater Symposium: Saturday, May 24 and 31, 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Meet the Creators: Saturday, May 31, immediately following 7:30 P.M. performance.
Cabaret: Saturday, May 31, 10:00 P.M.
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