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St. Ann's Warehouse presents

Great Small Works
8th International Toy Theater Festival
& Temporary Toy Theater Museum

May 23 – 31

A Colossal Event of Miniature Proportions!

Six different programs for adult audiences, a program for family audiences, a late-night cabaret for developing work, two symposia, two workshops for all ages, and an extensive exhibition of both historic and current examples of that elaborate, provocative, arcane and charming form called Toy Theater.

For a detailed schedule of all the performances

VISIT Great Small Works

Festival Pass IS SOLD OUT

Single tickets are still available
$20 to individual performances
$15 for additional performances

"[Great Small Works has] breathed new, pointed life into the form of toy theater." - Ross Wetzsteon of The Village Voice

With a stunning spectrum of theater miniaturists from around the world, around the country and around the block, Great Small Works celebrates the revival of the nearly-extinct, intricate 19th Century theatrical form of toy (or “paper”) theater. A wonderful array of new, experimental and traditional toy theater productions take over all of St. Ann's Warehouse for ten days, with miniature performance arenas in every corner, toy theater workshops for all ages, and a Temporary Toy Theater Museum with exhibits of historic, vintage and contemporary toy stages throughout the Warehouse.

The festival will host Paul Zaloom and Lynn Jeffries (LA), Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater (VT), Janie Geiser (LA), Alejandro Benitez and Ana Martinez (Mexico City), Frank Maugeri of Redmoon Theater and Seth Bockley (Chicago), Hanne Tierney and Gautam Dasgupta (NYC), students from California Institute of the Arts (LA), Ravi Gopalan Nair and Parvathy Baul (Kerala, India), Peter Schauerte-Luke (Germany), Alain Lecucq (France), Laura Heit (LA), Shoddy Puppet Co. (Philadelphia), Puppeteers Cooperative (Boston and NYC), Cosmic Bicycle Theater (NYC), Great Small Works and many more.

Presented with support from the The Jim Henson Foundation and the Department of Youth and Community Development of the City of New York









"Blue Skies" Video Trailer

A Toy Theater Piece by
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