At East Village Dance Project and GOH Productions we are excited to embark on our third year of presenting The Shell-Shocked Nut Project, an alternative East Village Nutcracker, co-produced and presented by La MaMa on December 17th-20th, 2015. Exploring themes of loss and recovery, this dynamic show features an inter-generational cast of students and professional performers.
Working with Sherry Erskine, founding board member of GOH, at the Burren College of Art in Ireland. She digitized our video art project from 1978! It’s not bad. Stay tuned for a glimpse of Gauze in the Bowl and the Castle — 2015 interacting with 1978.
The Annual Dreaming in Yiddish Celebration of the Legacy of Adrienne Cooper this year, on December 30, 2014, presented in collaboration with Great Small Works and GOH Productions at Judson Memorial Church. We remember Adrienne with music, puppetry and with the Annual Dreaming in Yiddish Award. This year to the incomparable Michael Wex.
EV Grieve stopped by and chatted with us about the East Village Dance Project (EVDP) SHELL-SHOCKED NUT project. Photographer Stacey Joy took some wonderful photos of the rehearsal and spoke to Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski, Assistant Director of EVDP. Check out the article here.
Director Vit Horejs met with President of Slovakia, Mr Kiska, at a recent reception in NYC at the Slovak residence. The President was very impressed by Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre’s vast activities, and they spoke for a while about NY and culture and their mutual immigrant stories. It turns out that Mr. Kiska worked as a construction assistant in NYC in the 1980s for the whopping sum of $4 per hour!
What a journey from painting apartments in Astoria to the Presidency! Vit topped him, earning $6 an hour during his first days in NY.
A traditional Czech Marionette play with some not-so-traditional touches; adapted and directed from an anonymous play of itinerant puppeteers by Vit Horejs.
In this production, Downtown meets the Folk Tradition. High and low, live performers and puppets of disparate sizes are blended to a startling comical and sometime touching effect. The puppets include antiques, puppets designed and constructed by master carver Jakub Krejci, toy puppets by Prague-based Milos Kasal, and a giant surprise by Alan Barnes Netherton. The actor/puppeteers are Deborah Beshaw, Otis Cotton, Tess Wonson, Vít Horejs and Theresa Linnihan. Costumes are by Theresa Linnihan and Egypt Dixon. Set design is by Theresa Linnihan and Alan Barnes Netherton. Music, performed by John Bowen, is composed expressly by Court Kappelmeister Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.