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Festival Pass - $75
*Limited number of passes available*
Includes admission to all shows (except Janie Geiser's ultra-intimate The Reptile Under the Flowers and the Workshop). Festival pass-holders are advised that reservations to
individual shows must still be made and the pass does not guarantee admittance to all performances.
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GREAT SMALL StageS Programs - $10
Limited availability and intimate performances -- 30 seats per show!
Janie Geiser's Reptile Under the Flowers installation show - $15
Ultra limited and ultra intimate performance -- enter in groups of just 8 every 15 minutes. You will move through 12 scenes, accumulating to build the narrative. More info>> *Not included in Festival pass; not appropriate for kids under 14.
Workshop (June 22, 1PM)
half-price (discount applied over the phone only)
Learn about the history and construction of
toy theater stages, then create your own story—in a box!
All ages welcome. *Not included in the festival pass.
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St. Ann’s Warehouse presents
Great Small Works
Toy Theater Festival
& Free Temporary Toy Theater Museum
A colossal event of miniature proportions!
June 14 – 23, 2013
“The tiniest blockbusters in town… a wonderful array of new,
experimental and traditional toy theater productions.” – The New York Times
Once again, Great Small Works transforms St.
Ann’s Warehouse with its biannual epic event on the smallest of scales! A
diverse range of miniature theaters from around the world and around the block,
the Toy Theater Festival celebrates the rediscovery of an all but lost
Victorian theatrical form. For ten days, an eclectic lineup of tiny productions
will make their home at St. Ann’s Warehouse along with the Temporary Toy
Theater Museum, a free exhibition of old and new intricate, fantastic, and
functional miniature tabletop stages.
Produced by Great Small Works:
John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine, Roberto Rossi and Mark
The Reptile Under the Flowers
Conceived, Directed, and Designed by Janie Geiser
Music Composed by Valerie Opielski
The Reptile Under the Flowers is a peepshow/diorama performance in 12 scenes that incorporates puppetry, mechanical performing objects, small projections, music and sound to create a an intimate miniature spectacle. Performed by an ensemble of 15 performers for groups of 8 people traveling at a time, The Reptile Under the Flowers builds its narrative through the accumulation of small actions and events, without text or dialogue, and follows the intersecting lives of a father, mother, and son.
June 19 - 23 >>
Robert Poulter’s New Model Theatre (Ramsgate, U.K.)
The Mummy’s Purse
A comic historic romp based on classic Egyptian horror movies of the 30’s, with fast moving changes of scene and location from Egypt's ancient past. This “Titan of Toy Theater” literally wrote the book on modern paper theater technique.
Great Small Stages June 21 - 23 >>
GALA TOY THEATER FESTIVAL BENEFIT
We invite you to join your friends and supporters of Great Small Works at the GALA TOY THEATER FESTIVAL BENEFIT on Thursday, May 23rd, at the powerHouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to support the Toy Theater Festival.
The guest performers at this not-to-be-missed event include master puppeteer Basil Twist, toy piano virtuoso Margaret Leng Tan and the inimitable musician and composer Rima Fand. The powerHouse Arena storefront will also be filled with an ongoing spectacle of intimate paper theater plays created and performed by Lake Simons, Erin Orr, Chris Green, Toni Schlesinger, Ed Valentine, and other luminaries of the miniature theater world!
Join Great Small Works for an evening of sparkling wit, compelling ideas, and visions of the possibilities of puppetry and community for the 21st century! How could you not come?
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Photo Credit: Erica Harris