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Toy Theater Festival

A production directed and designed by Mark Sussman and Roberto Rossi, with performances by Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine, Jesse Orr, and Max Kelly. A multi-part series of tabletop shows that experimented with the format of toy theater, exchanging the proscenium for a combination of flat and three-dimensional elements, live video capture and projection, and pre-recorded video, and lip synch. The project took themes and inspiration from the writings of German novelist and literary theorist W.G.

Each Victory Rally art kit provides illustrations of youth who symbolically carry the torch for continued activism towards justice. Participants are encouraged to create a storyline that shows a feeling of victory over racism. Trudi Cohen and John Bell are theater makers, puppeteers, festival organizers, musicians, and founding members of Great Small Works, a visual theater collective created in 1995 in New York City, whose six members share roots in Bread and Puppet Theater. John is Director of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and an associate professor in the Puppet Arts Program at the University of Connecticut. He received a doctorate in theater history from Columbia University, and writes about puppet theater.

He is finishing his time at the University of Minnesota pursuing an MFA, and adjusting to pandemic life with a baby and a four-year-old. His atlases are made of recipes, and he does his best work in the kitchen. Alan Powers, chair of the Trust, was another child protégée of Fawdry’s.

Hand puppet White Kitten with a black speck for children’s puppet theater. If you have not already indulged in model theater, now is a great time to get started. It is a fun hobby, and it can be shared with your household members and close friends.

Optional room and board are available on the Amherst College campus for an additional fee. Housing, in a single with a shared bath in an Amherst College dorm is $235 for the week. All rooms are provided with a bed, desk, chair, mirror, chest of drawers, closet or wardrobe, pillow and blanket. You have the option to rent linens for your stay (x-long twin sheet set, pillowcase towels) for an additional $15.

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