PROGRAMMING

The usage of a face mask will be required for all indoor events.
Registration is required for each of the events, even if they are free.

Wednesday, August 11th 

12pm – 2pm – Mask Workshop Clay Mold + Papier-Maché with Zuleyka Alejandro Velázquez @ The Clemente
[First Session of Two-Day Workshop – Ages 12+]

12pm – 8pm – Large Puppet Making Workshop with artist Marina Tsaplina and the NYC Disability and Arts Community
@El jardín del paraíso Community Garden (309 East 4th street, between Ave C – D) REGISTER HERE

5:00 pm – Opening of:
             Puppets of New York: Downtown at The Clemente @ Abrazo Interno Gallery
             Vince Anthony’s Legacy @ LES Gallery
             Teatro SEA’s International Collaborations @ Teatro SEA
             Murals of Puppetry around the World @ Tamayo Gallery ( Teatro LATEA)

5:30pm – Celebrity Puppet Red Carpet (At La Plaza @ The Clemente)

6:00pm – Opening Remarks and festival’s dedication to Vincent Anthony (At La Plaza @ The Clemente)

6:30pm – The Triple Zhongkui Pageant by Chinese Theatre Works at La Plaza

7:00pm – Los Grises/The Gray Ones by SEA (FREE At La Plaza @ The Clemente)

8:00 pm – The Shari Lewis Legacy Show by Mallory Lewis and LambChop

Thursday, August 12th

@ THE CLEMENTE

10am-12pm – Construction and hybrid puppets manipulation Workshop by Carolina Pimentel
First Session: Hybrid Puppet showcase where you’ll learn about the materials, construction, and puppet manipulation.
[$50 for Two-Day Workshop *Materials included – Professional Development]

11:00am – 5:00pm
             Puppets of New York: Downtown at The Clemente @ Abrazo Interno Gallery
             Vince Anthony’s Legacy @ LES Gallery
             Teatro SEA’s International Collaborations @ Teatro SEA
             Murals of Puppetry around the World @ Tamayo Gallery ( Teatro LATEA). 

12pm – 2pm – Mask Workshop Clay Mold + Papier-Maché with Zuleyka Alejandro Velázquez @ The Clemente
[First Session of Two-Day Workshop – Ages 12+]

1 pm- Títeres en el Caribe Hispano: Episode 1: Cuba (42 min.), Episode 2: Dominican Republic (52 min.) & Episode 3: Puerto Rico (70 min.) @ Teatro SEA

@ MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Opening Celebration of Puppets of New York (FREE WITH REGISTRATION @ MCNY) REGISTER HERE

            6:00pm – Celebrity Puppet Red Carpet @ MCNY (Hosted by Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop featuring The Triple
                        Zhongkui Pageant
by Chinese Theatre Works @ MCNY)

            7:00pm – Los Grises/The Gray Ones by SEA (FREE @ MCNY)

8:00pm – Muppets Take Manhattan Screening (PAID ENTRANCE) CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

WORKSHOPS

12pm – 8pm – Large Puppet Making Workshop with artist Marina Tsaplina and the NYC Disability and Arts Community
@El jardín del paraíso Community Garden (309 East 4th street, between Ave C – D) REGISTER HERE

Friday, August 13th

10am-12pm – Construction and hybrid puppets manipulation Workshop by Carolina Pimentel.
Second Session: Each participant will learn how to build a small mask with thermoformable material.
[$50 for Two-Day Workshop *Materials included – Professional Development]
 
12pm – 8pm – Large Puppet Making Workshop with artist Marina Tsaplina and the NYC Disability and Arts Community
@El jardín del paraíso Community Garden (309 East 4th street, between Ave C – D) REGISTER HERE
 

3pm – UNIMA-USA Membership Annual Meeting (@ Puppet Lounge) 

4pm – Out of the Shadows Panel: A Conversation about the Henson Festivals @ Teatro SEA 

4pm – Karagoz by U.S. Karagoz Theatre Company  @ Flamboyán Theater

5pm – Salt Over Gold and other Czech & Slovak Fairy Tales With Strings by Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre @ La Esquinita (Canopy)

5pm- Handmade Puppet Dreams: Dreamscapes (Short Films – For Adults) @ Los Kabayitos

6pm – La Macanuda by Deborah Hunt  @ Flamboyán Theater

6:30pm – The Triple Zhongkui Pageant by Chinese Theatre Works @ La Plaza

7pm – Los Grises/The Gray Ones by SEA (FREE At La Plaza @ The Clemente) 

8pm – Great Small Works Spaghetti Dinner Cabaret Puppet Slam @ La Plaza

Saturday, August 14th

10am-2pm – Large Puppet Making Workshop with artist Marina Tsaplina and the NYC Disability and Arts Community
@El jardín del paraíso Community Garden (309 East 4th street, between Ave C – D) REGISTER HERE

11am – Little Red’s Hood [English Version] by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre @ Suffolk St. 

11am – Penguin in my Pocket by Kurt Hunter @ LATEA Theater

12pm – UNIMA-USA Symposium – UNIMA Social Justice Symposium at Teatro SEA

12pm – Handmade Puppet Dreams: Kidscapes (Family – Short Films) @ Los Kabayitos

1pm – Los Colores de Frida / The Colors of Frida by SEA @ Suffolk

1pm – The Marzipan Bunny by A Couple of Puppets at LATEA Theater

1pm – Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup by WonderSpark Puppets @ La Esquinita (Canopy)

2pm- Títeres en el Caribe Hispano: Episode 1: Cuba (42 min.) & Episode 3: Puerto Rico (70 min.)  @ Los Kabayitos

2:30 pm – Teatro SEA’s Theatre Book Series Presentation @ Teatro SEA

4pm – Once upon a time in the Lower East Side… by JunkTown Duende @ LATEA Theater

4pm – Karagoz by U.S. Karagoz Theatre Company @ Flamboyán Theater

5pm – Salt Over Gold and other Czech & Slovak Fairy Tales With Strings by Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre at La Esquinita (Canopy)

6pm – La Macanuda by Deborah Hunt at Flamboyán Theater

6:30pm – The Triple Zhongkui Pageant by Chinese Theatre Works @ La Plaza

7pm – Los Grises/The Gray Ones by SEA (FREE At La Plaza @ The Clemente) 

8pm – PGOGNYC present The Bawdy, Naughty Puppet Cabaret / Puppet Slam @ La Plaza

Sunday, August 15th

11am – Little Red’s Hood [Spanish Version] by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre @ Suffolk St. 

11am –  The Marzipan Bunny by A Couple of Puppets at Teatro LATEA

11:30 am – Giant Puppet Encounter & Mascot Encounter @ Suffolk St.

12pm – Handmade Puppet Dreams: Kidscapes (Family – Short Films) @ Los Kabayitos

1pm – Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup by WonderSpark Puppets at La Esquinita (Canopy)

1pm –2-D Puppet Workshop for kids by Junktown Duende @ Suffolk

1pm – Penguin in my Pocket by Kurt Hunter at LATEA Theater 

2pm – Títeres en el Caribe Hispano: Episode 2: República Dominicana (52 min.) & Episode3: Puerto Rico (70min.) at Los Kabayitos

3pm –  The Pura Belpré Project by SEA @ Suffolk

3pm – Harlem River Drive by Bruce Cannon @ La Esquinita (Canopy)

4pm –Karagoz by U.S. Karagoz Theatre Company  @ Flamboyán Theater

5pm – Once upon a time in the Lower East Side… by JunkTown Duende @ LATEA Theater

5pm – Salt Over Gold and other Czech & Slovak Fairy Tales With Strings by Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre at La Esquinita (Canopy)

6pm – La Macanuda by Deborah Hunt at Flamboyán Theater

6:30pm – The Triple Zhongkui Pageant by Chinese Theatre Works at La Plaza

7pm – Los Grises/The Gray Ones by SEA ( FREE At La Plaza @ The Clemente) 

8pm – Puppet Dance Party @ El Clemente (Open to the public)

ART EXHIBITIONS - AUGUST 11TH - 15TH

Opening reception: Wednesday, August 11th at 5pm. 

            – Puppets of New York: Downtown at The Clemente @ Abrazo Interno Gallery
            – Vince Anthony’s Legacy @ LES Gallery
            – Teatro SEA’s International Collaborations @ Teatro SEA
            – Murals of Puppetry around the World @ Tamayo Gallery (Teatro LATEA)

Gallery Hours:
Aug. 11th @ 5pm Opening -10pm
Aug. 12th @ 11am – 5pm
Aug. 13th -15th @ 11am – 10pm
Aug. 16th – September 30, 2021
Wed. thru Sundays 12pm -5pm
 

Virtual Programming + Onsite @ El Clemente Events

International performances sponsored by the Jim Henson Foundation's Allelu Award 2021.

The virtual programming will be streamed through Puppet Fringe NYC Facebook Page. 

Monday, August 16th

8pm – When land becomes Water by The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust (India) [Online]

Tuesday, August 17th

7pm – A Conversation with Vincent Anthony, founder of the Center for Puppetry Arts hosted by Manuel Morán and John Ludwig [Online]

8pm –  La Main qui donne by Soro Badrissa (Cote d’Ivoire, Africa)

Wednesday, August 18th

8pm –  La Main qui donne by Soro Badrissa (Cote d’Ivoire, Africa) [Online]

Thursday, August 19th

7pm – Puppetry 101 with Aretta Baumgartner (Workshop) [Online]

Puppets have been used to tell stories since theatre began and can be found everywhere from stage to screen. Puppetry celebrates all aspects of the arts and is a “must-have” skill on every resume! Join us for this basic puppetry primer for adults that covers an overview of puppet styles and their cultural connections, voice/body/mind warm-ups, and puppetry basics using objects. Come ready to move and play!

TARGET: adults 18+, beginning to intermediate level. No puppetry experience required but some level of comfort with theatre and/or movement is suggested if no puppetry experience.

Aretta Baumgartner is a performer/teaching artist specializing in puppetry, mask, and movement. She’s been a professional puppeteer since 1992 and is proud to be the Education Director of the world-renowned Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the art of puppetry in the United States (www.puppet.org). She’s presented thousands of workshops all over the country, performs nationally as a puppetry artist, and serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Puppeteers of America. Aretta is dedicated to using puppetry as a tool to unlock potential, passion, and story in every human she meets.

Friday, August 20th

3:00pm – Handmade Puppet Dreams: Kidscapes (Family – Short Films) [Online]

8pm – Handmade Puppet Dreams: International Fringe Festival 2021 [Online]

Saturday, August 21th

11am – lara the Waters’ Charm by Cia Lumiato (Brazil) [Online]

12pm – Puppetry Museums around the World Panel [Online]

Conversation among representatives from the Center of Puppetry Arts (Atlanta,U.S.A.), TOPIC (Tolosa, Spain) and the Museum of the City of New York (NYC, U.S.A.).

Sunday, August 22th

11am – Spinning A Tail by Bait 9 (Israel) [Online]

Monday, August 23th

8pm – La Caja by Escultores del Aire (Barcelona, Spain) [Online]

Tuesday, August 24th

7pm – Puppetry and its healing properties in therapy Hosted by Erica Scandoval and Karen Ciego [Online]

Wednesday, August 25th

8pm – The Cellos’ Dialogue by Deniz Khateri (Iran/Brooklyn, NY) [Online]

Thursday, August 26th

7pm – UNIMA-USA Symposium: Conversations on Puppetry, Social Justice, and Diversity: Part 2 [Online]

8pm – Deshuesadero Suite by Deshuesadero T (Mexico) [Online]

Friday, August 27th

7pm – JunkTown Duende Cabaret @ Kabayitos @ The Clemente

8pm – Handmade Puppet Dreams: Dreamscapes (Short Films) [Online]

Saturday, August 28th

11am – Con un kilo de harina by Fernan Cardana (Argentina) PREMIERE  [Online]

12pm – Conversations with Puppet Fringe Artists and Troupes in English  [Online]
Meet 2021 International Puppet Fringe NYC National and International participants and learn more about their performances.

3pm – Dixon Place presents Puppet BloK @ La Esquinita (Canopy) @ The Clemente

Sunday, August 29th

11am – Alicia en busca del conejo blanco by Teatro de las estaciones (Cuba) [Online]

3pm – Dixon Place presents Puppet BloK @ La Esquinita (Canopy) @ The Clemente

Monday, August 30th

8pm – Dallae Story by ArtstageSAN (South Korea) [Online]

Tuesday, August 31th

7pm – “Glocal” Rethinking, American Puppetry: Opening Eyes Wider by UNIMA-USA’s World Encyclopedia Puppetry Arts [Online]

Karen Smith, President UNIMA-International, Editor World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts

Paulette Richards, Museum Guest Curator, and Independent Scholar and UNIMA-USA and Puppeteers of America Inclusion and Diversity Representative

Kathy Foley, President UNIMA-USA

How do we think globally and act locally, (going glocal) to shape thinking about puppetry? Join UNIMA-USA Board members considering how we present American puppet heritage nationally and internationally. What is our Intangible Cultural Heritage of puppetry and how are we sharing it? Can widening our vision about puppetry’s history and future promote diversity and inclusion as we push ever toward the highest standards of our art?

The World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts (WEPA) of UNIMA-International was meant to cover the world of puppetry comprehensively. Who was included in a 2012 print addition? In the 2017 online version? In the light of last summer’s Back Lives Matter movement, UNIMA-USA board members started to work on how BIPOC representation might be raised to the standard of American arts with EuroAmerican roots. Come join the conversation, learn the steps already taken, share your ideas of how American puppeteers as a group can respond to the needs of the present considering our puppet heritage and puppet futures in a diverse America. Share your ideas!

This year we are going to have performances from
Korea | Brazil | Cuba | Puerto Rico | Mexico | USA | Argentina | Africa | Turkey | India | Iran | Spain | Israel | China

Disclaimer: The International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC is a production of The Society of the Educational Arts, TeatroSEA.org, The Moran Group and their collaborators. None of these organizations are associated with The Present Theatre Company, Inc., The New York International Fringe Festival or FringeNYC.

For information about the latter, please visit www.fringenyc.org

© International Puppet Fringe NYC, 2021.