After a mine collapse, the rubble of the mountain wakes up, dusts herself off, and attempts to reassemble a sense of home. She navigates through a universe plagued with consumerism, corruption, and lack of empathy. The rubble meets some unlikely pals to accompany her on her journey, including a groundhog hoarder and a no-nonsense crystal healer. This one-woman-show uses humor, marionette puppetry, miniature sets, wearable sculpture, and live feed projections to create a cautionary myth for future generations, trying to salvage some humanity from beneath the rubble.
In this one-woman show, the performer’s body becomes the mountain personified. Her fingers act as miners and her toes narrate as a singing Greek chorus. “Mine” uses toy-theater puppetry, humor, and live feed projections to examine the correlation between our society’s treatment of women’s bodies and our treatment of the earth; the mirroring degradation and exploitation of the two. This show is a cautionary myth for future generations trying to salvage some humanity from beneath the rubble.
Food for the Gods is a multimedia performance installation about “human value.” A three-part expression of rage, indifference, and celestial knowing. Inspired by the killings of Black men, this work uses object and puppet performance to explore dehumanization, light, invisibility and well...the magical-less-ness of it all.
When chaos strikes, one ant embarks on a mission to investigate a menacing colony of humans. Based on interviews conducted on a cross-country train trip, Antrak uses documentary footage, live feed projections, handmade miniatures, crankie machines, and giant cardboard objects to explore humanity through an ant-sized lens.
Created and Directed by Shayna Strype
Featuring Shayna Strype, Emma Wiseman, Nick Lehane, Andy Manjuck
When chaos strikes the colony, a lost ant resorts to traveling cross-country by Antrak train. This Studs-Terkel-Wannabe journeys into the unknown, buoyed by the grandeur of American landscapes, the fleeting intimacy of conversations with strangers, and a deep desire to understand what is going on beyond its own colony. Shayna Strype constructs this story through manipulated cardboard objects, toy theater puppetry, live feed projection, and footage from interviews she recently conducted with Amtrak passengers across the US.
Dixon Place, 7pm
Created by Shayna Strype
In collaboration with Miranda Nichols, Jordan Parker, and Chris Willson
Special thanks to Nola Glatzel, Crest Hardware, and all the Amtrak Interviewees.
In this dance-workout-meets-existential-play, Brooklyn-based pop-up company The Party Line takes an exclusive immersive and surreal look at the peppy motivator who helped humanity lose 12 million pounds and then abandoned them.
Written & Created by EMILY ZEMBA
Created & Directed by KELLY KERWIN
How to Kill An Elephant
May 12, 2017
“How To Kill An Elephant” is a theatre piece inspired by the life and death of Topsy the elephant, told with contemporary human characters in a Busby Berkeley-meets-George Kuchar style.
Using drag, puppetry, music, and self-help testimonial, “How To Kill An Elephant” follows a group of rag-tag thrift store co-workers as they stage the born-again story of their manager, Helen, a recovering alcoholic and Tony Robbins enthusiast. Their goal is to inspire others to awaken their inner giant and help turn small lives into gigantic ones.
Created by CB Goodman
Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Dixon Place
Experience "Superhighway", the software-driven exploration of humanity's travels through physical and digital space.
Using an original piece of software, a Kinect camera, and a cast of performers, Adam Stasiw's "Superhighway" explores what it means to travel. Visual projections and music are generated in real-time by algorithms responding to the motions of dancers on stage. Using computer vision and machine learning, Adam's program interacts with the human bodies that share the space. This piece of dance-theater interrogates our commuting habits, ponders our future, and reflects on the absurdity and poignancy of our daily lives.
Yael Nachajon Dance Theater will be performing a 5 minute original piece in TRISKELIONARTS' Comedy in Dance Festival
106 Calyer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
MORE INFO: http://www.triskelionarts.org/#!comedy-in-dance-festival/viwjj
December 2, 2015
Written and Directed by CB Goodman
December 2, 2015
Dec. 10-13, 2015
“Homegrown,” by Shayna Strype and Storm Thomas, explores ideas of femininity, feminism, and modern life. With live plant puppets, text by Adrienne Rich, heels, beats, poetry, and politics, we experiment and explore what it means to have a voice and to use it. Thank you Puppets and Poets for selecting us to further develop this piece from last year's Puppets and Poets Festival.
DECEMBER 10-13 @ The Bushwick Starr
A new devised work
Directed by Shayna Strype
Based on the lives of Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll, through the lens of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland