Mine: Part 2

May 2, 2019


Created and Performed by Shayna Strype

Live Feed Camera and Dramaturgy by Desiree Mitton

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.


April 7, 2019 — April 8, 2019

I'm excited to be Assistant Directing Pig Iron Theater Company's latest work in collaboration with Mimi Lien, SUPERTERRANEAN. 

Mine: Part 1

December 12, 2018

Puppet Blok Work in Progress Showing

Created and Performed by Shayna Strype 

Live Feed Operator – Desiree Mitton


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. 

What Makes A House Beautiful: Necromancers of the Public Domain

October 15, 2018

Created and Performed by: Sarah Willis and Shayna Strype 

Food For The Gods

November 15th-18th, 2018

Written and Directed by Nehprii Amenii

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.


Saturday, September 29 @ 11am & 2pm Sunday, September 30 @ 11am & 2pm Saturday, October 6 @ 11am & 2pm Sunday, October 7 @ 11am & 2pm

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company

Abrons Arts Center

Henry Street Settlement 

Pictorial Photography in America: Necromancers of the Public Domain

June 28, 2018

Created and Performed by: Yael Nachajon and Shayna Strype 

Puppetry, Dance, Object Performance, Comedy 

Antrak - Object Movement Festival

May 26th, 27th, 30th, 2018

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

Projection Design by Chris Carcione


October 25, 2017

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.

Come Back Richard Simmons

June 5, 2017

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. 

Get Ready for 100 Owls in a Room

September 25th, Bushwick Public House

S’Gonna Be Weird / IRYFOYF

Ticket Info Coming Soon

We Are All Tourists

July 2016

A new immersive outdoor tour experience for young people and their families, commissioned by Trusty Sidekick Theater Company.

Victory Dance

July 13, 14, 15

Tough, The Tough (Redux)

Directed and Choreographed by David Neumann

Written by Will Eno

Puppetry Movement piece at The New Victory in the Victory Dance festival

Program A

Also featuring: Doug Elkinds Choreography, etc. and Big Dance Theater


April 1, 2016 7:30pm, 10pm

A benefit to celebrate Dixon Place's 30th Anniversary and launch of Watchface's Archives website!

Yael Nachajon Dance Theater Co. will be performing two original Watchface dances




Comedy In Dance Festival

April 7, 2016 @ 8pm

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:!comedy-in-dance-festival/viwjj


December 2, 2015

Written and Directed by CB Goodman

December 2, 2015


@Dixon Place


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


JULY 2015

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


Acting Manitou, Oakland, ME


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