La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

66 East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

Office: M–F 11a–6p
Box Office: M–Su 12–6p

La MaMa Puppet Series

Echo in Camera

November 8 – November 17, 2013

7:30pm | Thursday – Saturday

4pm | Sunday


Created by Roman Paska

Luminary theatre artist Roman Paskar eturns to the New York stage with the premiere of Echo in Camera, exploring the relationships between hearing, understanding and identity in a “little mental drama” that recasts the Orpheus legend as the journey of a divided puppet protagonist through the netherworld of his own imagination to retrieve a missing other. This piece was developed at the Vienna Schauspielhaus. His magical-realist documentary, Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy, premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was since shown in New York at Lincoln Center and IFC.



ROMAN PASKA is a writer, director, filmmaker and puppeteer whose original productions, under two successive company names, Theatre for the Birds and Dead Puppet, include The End of the World, God Mother Radio, Dead Puppet Talk and Schoolboy Play, which was commissioned by Linz ’09 European Capital of Culture and presented in 2010 at the National Theatre of Portugal. He directed August Strindberg’s Dreamplay with puppets for its centennial at the Stockholm Stadsteater, and for several years was director of the Institut International de la Marionnette in France. His magical-realist documentary feature, Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy, with John Turturro, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2009.


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La MaMa Puppet Series gratefully acknowledges support from: The Jim Henson Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.


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