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Friday, August 13, 2021 AT 8:00 PM

Great Small Works Spaghetti Dinner

LIVE and FREE for a limited audience!
Live-streamed online for everyone else!

*Due to pandemic restrictions, there will NOT be spaghetti.


Excerpts from Three-Scale Zhongkui!

Excerpts from The History of Laughter

Songs from Harlem River Drive

Valerie and Benedict Turner

For online viewing: www.facebook.com/GreatSmallWorks

Great Small Works is grateful for support from:
Slam Network/HBH Foundation
NY State Council on the Arts
The Scherman Foundation
Mental Insight Foundation
Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation

Hosted by your friends at Great Small Works:
John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine, Roberto Rossi, Mark Sussman

Chinese Theatre Works
Excerpts from 3-Scale Zhongkui! — The Chinese Judge of Hell brings Justice to the Lower East Side.
Yuling Fang as Chinese Opera Zhongkui
Jing Shan as Hand Puppet Zhongkui
Stephen Kaplin and Harrison Greene as Giant Puppet Zhongkui

Boxcutter Collective/Bread and Puppet Theater

Excerpts from The History of Laughter, a collaboration between Peter Schumann of The Bread and Puppet Theater and Boxcutter Collective (including Lindsay McCaw), initially created during a 3 week residency in spring of 2021. The History of Laughter looks at the role of fear in our society, and how the transcendent power of fools can subvert the crumbling empire and empower the masses to create something new instead. With appearances by Mikhail Bakhtin, Gargantua, the Suffering Valley, Santa Claus, and Satan!

Boxcutter Collective is comprised of 4 core members: Sam Wilson, Jason Hicks, Tom Cunningham, and Joe Therrien, with an extended family of puppeteers, painters, performers, builders, educators, workers, union organizers, and mischief makers who have been working together in various forms for the last 15 years. You can find them creating and performing original High-Art, Low-Concept political puppet shows in New York City regularly, appearing at The Jalopy Theater & Coney Island USA and beyond! They are currently working on a commission from Handmade Puppet Dreams to create a short film.

Bruce Cannon

Songs from Harlem River Drive, which celebrates the history and diversity of one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world. Harlem.

Bruce Cannon is Artistic Director for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and President of the Puppetry Guild of Greater New York.

Piedmont Blūz
Valerie and Benedict Turner

Piedmont Bluz is an acoustic, husband/wife duo, ambassadors of Country Blues music and the Piedmont style of finger-picking. Their mission is to help preserve these rural, east coast traditions by educating audiences about this unique aspect of African American culture through musical entertainment.

Saturday, August 14, 2021 AT 8PM

The Puppetry Guild of Greater NY presents… The Bawdy Naughty Puppet Cabaret

The Puppetry Guild of Greater New York, PGOGNY, presents a series of naughty little puppet shows for your adult viewing pleasure. Leave your children at home and prepare to be delighted, tickled, and tantalized as we celebrate the return of live theater and the joy-spreading power of puppetry. 

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.