Puppeteer and theatre artist Jane Catherine Shaw curates a two-night puppet slam featuring contemporary short-form puppet and object theatre from both emerging and veteran puppet artists. This puppet cabaret, challenges artists to make their best short-form work and to bring a variety of puppet forms to audiences. Shaw is co-founder of the Voice 4 Vision Puppet Festival.
The full line up for the 2017 La MaMa Puppet Slam is featured in this video.Friday is all SOLD OUT, but if you hurry you can still get a ticket to Saturday's show.Spoiler: Watch to the end to see some globally created/manipulated algorithmic art; definitely a collaborative, and perhaps a digital/light/electron level puppetry form called electric sheep.
ANNOUNCING THE 2017 LA MaMa PUPPET SLAM PRESENTING ARTISTS:
CHARACTER ASSASSINATION ... Ben Elling, Rosa Douglas / BotchPuppet STRANGER.. Jeongyun Lee / JL Physical Company TEDQUEST... Andrew Lynch & Molly Reisman I ONCE FOUND MYSELF IN AN ISOLATION CHAMBER... Chris Ignacio, Jane Catherine Shaw, Yuto Kanazawa THE FLYING LESSON... Caitlin Brzezinski and Libby Schap / Brzezinski and Schap ALLENTOWN...Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil / Evolve Puppets BOX ... Scott Hitz / PuppHitz Puppitz HORSETALE ... Hit the Lights! Theater Co. BODY CONCERT... Kevin Augustine’s Lone Wolf Tribe SPACE OUT ... Kimberly Van Aelst HUMPTY TRUMPTY... Marshall Katzman/Fantasy Puppet Theater
Photo from Human Nature by Evolve Co. (Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil)