Puppet Cabaret

Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Artspace, 50 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06510

Join us for an evening of Puppet Cabaret-  a night of short-form puppet and object theater for adult audiences! Expect the unexpected!

Featuring: Anatar Marmol-Gagne, Jim “Nappy” Napolitano, Madison J. Cripps, Katayoun Amir-Aslani, Kāli Therrien, & Ponybird

Suggested Donation: $10 (donation in support of the performers)

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Anatar Marmol-Gagne is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut, and a BA in English/ Creative Writing from Hunter College. Her strong background in art, dance, writing, fiber and fabrication all come together seamlessly with her love for puppetry.  She has trained at the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, designed puppets for The Dramatic Question Theater, performed at Dixon Place, Lyric Hall, Black Cherry Puppet Theater, Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry, festivals, puppet slams and is the founder and curator of The Pinned & Sewtured Puppet Slam.  Her short film  “The Moment Has Yet To Come” premiered at the 2017 Reel Puppetry Film Festival at the Puppeteers of America National Puppet Festival. Her work has also been featured in multiple art shows and solo shows.  She has designed puppets for The Dramatic Question Theater, Boston Pops, performed at festivals, toured multiple states, and is the founder and curator of The Pinned & Sewtured Puppet Slam.  Her short film  “The Moment Has Yet To Come” premiered at the 2017 Reel Puppetry Film Festival at the Puppeteers of America National Puppet Festival. Her work has also been featured in multiple art shows and solo shows and most recently has been selected as the new Artist-in-Residence at Artspace in New Haven, CT.

Madison J. Cripps became a professional puppeteer in 2006 while working on a small farm in the Berkshire Mountains. In 2008, Madison was awarded a grant from the Mass. Cultural Council for the Cripps Walking Theatre Project. He moved to Asheville, NC from 2009 to 2015 and was an active member of the performing arts community. Cripps was awarded an UNIMA citation of excellence in puppetry for his work on Billy the Liar in 2014. Now back in New England, Cripps brings the experiences and influences of his travels where he performs. Cripps Puppets is a unique Cabaret style Marionettes performance full of interaction song and pun. Fun for all ages!

Katayoun Amir-Aslani holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut. She recently worked on Concrete Temple Theatre’s Packrat, and is currently working in a Pinned & Sewtured Production: Calle Allende, based on Frida Kahlo’s diary, as a collaborator, performer, and assistant production designer. Katayoun also appears regularly in sketch comedy in shows throughout NYC.

Kāli Therrien is a stilt dancer and puppeteer living in NYC. She is a two time recipient of the Geraldine Waring Award in Puppetry, which she received earning her B.F.A. at UConn. Kāli has toured with Bread and Puppet Theater of Glover, Vermont, where she learned how to stilt walk and immediately built her first pair. In New York she is a company member of Circus Amok! and Alice Farley Dance Theater. Kāli’s own work is deeply musical and explores nonverbal storytelling. Her piece, “The Sock Project”, was developed at the O’Neill Center and has been performed at La Mama and Black Cherry Puppet Theatre. She has an M.F.A. in Performance & Performance Studies from Pratt Institute.