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The Tank

151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY

Photo & Supply *

Eat Drink Tell Your Friends

March 16 - April 2, 2017
March 16, 17, 18, 19 - 7:00pm
March 23, 24, 25, 26 - 7:00pm
March 30, 31 & April 1 - 7:00pm
April 2 - 3:00pm

Meet Phyllis: She has run a photo development shop in her neighborhood for many years, but now the neighborhood is changing. Business is slow, and Phyllis must close up shop. In protest, boxes unpack themselves, floor tiles shake, and long-forgotten photographs burst to life.

Photo & Supply is a puppet show which uses dynamic sets and colorful cast of handmade masks and puppets to tell a story about community, collective memory, and honoring the value of a physical record.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Presenters Grant (2017)

Collapsable Hole

55 Bethune Street
New York, NY

Steve of Tomorrow

David Commander/Rob Ramirez

March 16 - April 1, 2017
March 16, 17, 18 - 8:00pm
March 23 & 24 - 8:00pm
March 25 - 3:00pm & 8:00pm
March 30 & 31 - 8:00pm
April 1 - 8:00pm

Steve of Tomorrow is a multi-media, technology based puppet performance about a science fiction enthusiast who posts an open invitation on his blog for time travelers to visit him. Soon after, a man from the future named Steve appears, but he is a lazy, uncommunicative disappointment. Is he a freeloading fake or is this what we become?

Using cutting edge video puppetry and David Commander’s signature style of toy theater, Steve of Tomorrow asks if humanity’s well being is reflected in the recent explosion of technological advancements. Are we uniting as a populace to build the idealistic future that we portray in science fiction, or is our voice being drowned out in a cacophony of images and sound bites?

The Hive

20 Cook St.
Brooklyn, NY


Hit The Lights! Theater Co.

March 23 - April 2, 2017
March 23rd-25th
March 29th-April 2nd
Doors at 7pm, Performance at 8pm, Party hard after

Using handmade shadow puppets, vintage overhead projectors, and influenced by punk rock music, Hit the Lights! Theater Co. invites you to catch a glimpse of the world that brought us a certain legendary white whale and the men that hunt him.

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. is an award-winning artistic agreement based in New York City who make theater, music, and online content and are committed to telling simple stories in unconventional ways.

Knockdown Center,

52-29 Flushing Ave.
Maspeth, NY

Baby, said Alice B. Toklas. . .

Hanne Tierney with Oskar Strautmanis

April 15 - May 28, 2017
Thu – Fri, 5pm – 9pm
Sat – Sun, 2pm – 8pm

This 15 min. self-performing puppet theater/installation is run on a loop by 12 motors that have been programmed by a robotic brain. Both, motors and the brain, operate in full view of the audience. Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein argue over the virtue of Stein’s plays. Excerpts from two of her plays vindicate Stein’s belief in her avant garde genius. Zeitgeist music by Eric Satie.

Flushing Town Hall

137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY
718-463-7700 x222

Great Small Works Spaghetti Dinner

Flushing Town Hall

April 24, 2017
7:30 PM
$16/$10 Members & Students

For the first time in Queens, Great Small Works presents an evening of developing puppetry as part of its long-running Spaghetti Dinner series that showcases new work that responds to current trends. Featuring puppets, music, and pasta, the Spaghetti Dinner will feed you with food, with art, and with ideas. For adult audiences only.

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street
New York, NY

Photo: Carol Rosegg

Avenue Q

Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx (Music & Lyrics), Jeff Whitty (Book)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00pm
Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday - 3:00pm & 7:30pm

AVENUE Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancee Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.