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To see the new film by Jasmila Žbanić,
Quo Vadis, Aida? You can register here for the film screening and discussion this coming Friday - January 15 at 4 PM:
https://harriman.columbia.edu/event/virtual-event-film-screening-discussion-quo-vadis-aida?fbclid=IwAR3jJOrXjqtv22tDRkHnh_Bp5iXozdlPmzX7CoB2ocdxfIGGCAMmePCRRqM
Here's a short poem I wrote for Remi tonight. It's not much, but it comes very much from the heart.

January 11, 2021

I saw a man with weathered hands, his eyes
agleam with merriment, at work with Jack.
I’d never seen him, so I felt surprised:
who shows up here and gets to work like that?

That night, while washing dishes, it came up
that I was studying philosophy,
“Oh really?” someone said and dried a cup
I passed them, “You should go and find Remí.”

I found him, and he was (of course) the man
I’d seen, the man who helped to fix the fence.
He said, “You’ll try it, seven, eight years, then,
you’ll quit.” I still remember, decades hence.

With constant work, an honest word to give
amid wry humor: he knew how to live.
The 3 hour drive to your place is worth it for the museum alone (too late for me to get tickets to a show!).
Thank you for what you do, for being in this world, for creating beauty and for standing up.
On September 23, 2020 members of Mijente, AgitArte, Close the Camps NYC and Cosecha NYC are hosting a street theater performance, titled “A History of Palantir” in advance of the company’s direct listing next week. The performance will take place in front of Palantir’s New York offices as a part of Mijente’s #NoTechForICE campaign.

#AbolishICE #Activism #AgitArte #chingalamigra #CloseTheCamps #CloseTheCampsNYC #CorporateGreed #DignityNotDetention #DisasterCapitalism #FamiliesBelongTogether #FamilySeparation #ICE #ICEfreeNY #ImmigrationPolicy #KeepFamiliesTogether #mijente #NewYork #NoHumanIsIlegal #NoICEinNY #NoKidsInCages #NoRaids #NoTechForICE #NYC #palantir #ProtectFamilies #RefugeesWelcome #ResistTrump #SanctuaryCity #ShutDownICE #StopDeportations #StopICEraids #StreetTheater #TrumpCamps

© Erik McGregor - [email protected] - 917-225-8963

I wish I had my "that simple light may rise out of complicated darkness" costume about now.
So glad you continue to make art!
Admins,

Is it OK if I try to post an MP3 of the B&P Band cassette-recording for people to listen to?
Frivolidades de acuerdo con nuestro frugalidades...❤️
does anyone who was ever been a puppeteer remeber a woman named TYLKA? I used to dance with her in the fields when I was 7 or 8. she was in her early 20s. im 33 now... I would LOVE to see her again. 🥰
Fly or Die Circus (October 1992)
Union College, Schenectady NY
(from VHS Tape, Mono Audio)
https://youtu.be/nv32Us28UIc
photo by Carbery Neal few years back
Free public COVID 19 art display created by Priority Art collective in the streets of Bushwick.

#Brooklyn #brooklynstreetart #Bushwick #coronavirus #COVID19 #ErikMcGregor #GovernorCuomo #handdrawn #handpainted #illustration #MorganWalls #NewYork #NYC #nycstreetart #nycstreets #pandemic #Photography #photojounalism #poster #PublicArt #quarantine #shutdown #SocialDistancing #streetart #streetphotography #urbanart #USA #wheatpaste #wheatpasteart

© Erik McGregor - [email protected] - 917-225-8963

"We give you a piece of bread with the puppet show because our bread and theater belong together." Tickets available online! Well behaved dogs on a leash are allowed.

10/05/2022

THIS FRIDAY 10/7! 8:00 PM

“The Divinity Supply Company”

@coney.island.usa

If you missed @breadandpuppet & @boxcutter_collective ’s collaboration, “The Divinity Supply Company,” when it premiered at @lamamaetc in June, you’ve got one more chance to see it this year! It’s part of the @puppeteersofamerica festival @puppethomecoming which is happening in for the next two weekends.

Click on the link in @boxcutter_collective ’s BIO to buy a ticket to the show and for more info on the festival. *note: you have to register for the festival (at no extra cost) to purchase a ticket to the show.

Thank you to @richardtermine for the fantastic photo! (And many others over the years!)

SHOW DESCRIPTION:

From out of nothing, an ancient god’s divine laughter creates the universe, and then promptly abandons the scene. Ruled over by flimsy paper authorities, the newly created masses attempt to escape the darkness of the suffering valley with help from The Divinity Supply Company -whether they like it or not. But can the Divinity Supply Company produce the exact god for the exact dilemma as they advertise? Or will the suffering valley be stuck in the Dilemma-Of-The-Pleading-Now as they stumble towards a There-Is-No-End-In-Sight Conclusion? Also featuring: clouds, Santa Claus, an Idiot Manifesto, a larger-than-life-two-dimensional-operetta, and a 100 watt lightbulb.

09/29/2022

UPDATE: SOLD OUT
Tickets are up for The Apocalypse Defiance Circus in Olympia, Wa on October 23rd at 7:30 pm!
https://breadandpuppet.org/product/the-apocalypse-defiance-circus-in-olympia-wa-10-23-22-730-pm

09/27/2022

Bread and Puppet Theater will perform at the 17th Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands October 7-9, in Somerville and Cambridge, Massachusetts! More information: honkfest.org.

09/25/2022

Still urgently seeking a place to play a show (and sleep) in Denver on Saturday 10/8! Denied a permit, so sadly no parks. Help!

09/21/2022

We made a B&P White Bird today with workshop participants at Mordem Sanat theater company in Dyarbakrir! Thanks Sara Peattie for "68 Ways to Make Really Big Puppets" and for ongoing inspiration!

Photos from Bread and Puppet Theater's post 09/21/2022

Bread and Puppet Theater workshop in Dyarbakir, in the Kurdish regiion, with Mordem Sanat theater company and its director Savas Isik. We did cantastoria workshops yesterday, and puppet-building workshops today. Tomorrow we will do a puppet workshop...

09/21/2022

Denver! Denver! Denver!
The circus is coming!!!!
We have a day to perform Saturday 10/8 but not a space. We’re also looking for housing from Friday night 10/7 to Tuesday
morning 10/11. If you have a space or a connection to a space and can help make this happen, please us know: [email protected]
Thank you!!

Photo by Mark Dannenhauer

09/18/2022

Short video tour of Peter Schumann's "Bread and Puppet Bedsheet Paintings" exhibition in the Barin Han Gallery in Istanbul, part of the International Istanbul Biennial. The exhibition includes DeeDee Halleck and Tamar Schumann's film "Ah! The Hopeful Pageantry of Bread and Puppet." The two Bread and Puppet Theater banners at the beginning are part of John Bell's "Annals of Object Performance" exhibition. Both exhibitions will be on display through November...

Photos from Bread and Puppet Theater's post 09/17/2022

Rehearsal before the penultimate performance of Bread and Puppet Theater's workshop production "Demons of Society" at Müze Gazhane in Istanbul. Last performance tonight (Saturday)...

09/14/2022

Group photo today of our wonderful "Demons of Society" workshop crew, for our production at İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, for the International Istanbul Biennial. It was a successful performance!

Photos from Bread and Puppet Theater's post 09/13/2022

Run-through for our workshop production of "Demons of Society" today in Istanbul--first performance tomorrow (Wednesday) evening!

Show information here: https://www.bilgi.edu.tr/en/event/11234/bread-and-puppet-theater/

09/12/2022

Hey Des Moines!
Or Omaha! Or Sioux City!
Or Kansas City! We have an
open day on our tour
Wednesday, October 5!

If you have a venue (a park, a theater, a farm)
and might be able to host a
performance, please email
[email protected]
Thank you!!

Photo by Mark Dannenhauer

09/12/2022

Here are our shows this coming week!

Tuesday, September 13th at 6 p.m in Kingston, NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/857335535289499

Wednesday, September 14th at 6 p.m in Aurora, NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/5582794765106068/

Thursday, September 15th at 5:30 p.m in Naples, NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/808096237049949/

Friday, September 16th at 7 p.m in Springfield, NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/792363255115781/

Saturday, September 17th at 4 p.m in Lorain, OH
https://www.facebook.com/events/828778621621332/

Sunday, September 18th at 4 p.m at the Paw Paw Festival in Albany, OH
https://www.facebook.com/events/570381434633288

Check our website for updates:
https://breadandpuppet.org/tour-schedule

09/12/2022

First full rehearsal of the Bread and Puppet "Demons of Society" show in our Bilgi Üniversity outdoor theater site tonight... Feride Eralp narrated the "Courage" cantastoria... part of the Golden Horn in the background. First performance Wednesday evening; parade begins at 6:30... More information here: https://www.bilgi.edu.tr/en/event/11234/bread-and-puppet-theater/

09/12/2022

Just a few more tickets left for our show tomorrow in Kingston, NY at 6 p.m!

https://breadandpuppet.org/product/the-apocalypse-defiance-circus-09-13-2022-6-pm

Photos from Bread and Puppet Theater's post 09/12/2022

The catalog for the International Istanbul Biennial came out last night... Our performances of "Demons of Society" start on Wednesday... rehearsals and bread baking today!

Bread and Puppet Theater’ın İstanbul'daki yürüyüş ve gösterilerinde buluşalım 🤍

Let’s meet at Bread and Puppet Theater’s Istanbul parades and performances 💜

14 Eylül | September, Çarşamba | Wednesday 📍 santralistanbul
15 Eylül | September, Perşembe | Thursday 📍 Küçükçekmece Gölbaşı
16 Eylül | September, Cuma | Friday 📍 Müze Gazhane | Gashouse
17 Eylül | September, Cumartesi | Saturday 📍 Müze Gazhane | Gashouse
🕰️18.30–20.30
Giriş ücretsiz | Admission free

📣 Bread and Puppet Theater ekibi İstanbul gösterisini tasarlamak için 50’den fazla gönüllüyle birlikte üç haftalık bir atölye çalışması yürüttü 🙌 Ekip ve gönüllüler, atık malzemeler ve kâğıt hamuru kullanarak dev kuklaları yaptılar ve gösterilerin koreografisini hazırladılar 🎊

📣 Bread and Puppet Theater team collaborated with more than 50 volunteers to design their Istanbul performance 🙌 During the three-week workshop, they prepared the giant puppets using waste material and papier maché, and finalised the choreography 🎊

#istanbulbienali #istanbulbiennial @kocholding @breadandpuppet @bilgiofficial @bilgimappa @bilgifest408 @ifbilgi 09/11/2022

Bread and Puppet Theater’ın İstanbul'daki yürüyüş ve gösterilerinde buluşalım 🤍

Let’s meet at Bread and Puppet Theater’s Istanbul parades and performances 💜

14 Eylül | September, Çarşamba | Wednesday 📍 santralistanbul
15 Eylül | September, Perşembe | Thursday 📍 Küçükçekmece Gölbaşı
16 Eylül | September, Cuma | Friday 📍 Müze Gazhane | Gashouse
17 Eylül | September, Cumartesi | Saturday 📍 Müze Gazhane | Gashouse
🕰️18.30–20.30
Giriş ücretsiz | Admission free

📣 Bread and Puppet Theater ekibi İstanbul gösterisini tasarlamak için 50’den fazla gönüllüyle birlikte üç haftalık bir atölye çalışması yürüttü 🙌 Ekip ve gönüllüler, atık malzemeler ve kâğıt hamuru kullanarak dev kuklaları yaptılar ve gösterilerin koreografisini hazırladılar 🎊

📣 Bread and Puppet Theater team collaborated with more than 50 volunteers to design their Istanbul performance 🙌 During the three-week workshop, they prepared the giant puppets using waste material and papier maché, and finalised the choreography 🎊

#istanbulbienali #istanbulbiennial @kocholding @breadandpuppet @bilgiofficial @bilgimappa @bilgifest408 @ifbilgi

"Demons of Society" rehearsals at İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi for the International Istanbul Biennial; performances start next Wednesday (more info here:https://bienal.iksv.org/en/news/bread-and-puppet-theater-s-istanbul-parades?fbclid=IwAR3k9CUiFJxHvpCwCgN9N2OfRk5rlSgLycCsZgjsvLk3TvdWBElRNQkVY6g

https://www.instagram.com/p/CiSsHdxoYxB/

Bread and Puppet Theater’ın İstanbul'daki yürüyüş ve gösterilerinde buluşalım 🤍 Let’s meet at Bread and Puppet Theater’s Istanbul parades and performances 💜 14 Eylül | September, Çarşamba | Wednesday 📍 santralistanbul 15 Eylül | September, Perşembe | Thursday 📍 Küçükçekmece Gölbaşı 16 Eylül | September, Cuma | Friday 📍 Müze Gazhane | Gashouse 17 Eylül | September, Cumartesi | Saturday 📍 Müze Gazhane | Gashouse 🕰️18.30–20.30 Giriş ücretsiz | Admission free 📣 Bread and Puppet Theater ekibi İstanbul gösterisini tasarlamak için 50’den fazla gönüllüyle birlikte üç haftalık bir atölye çalışması yürüttü 🙌 Ekip ve gönüllüler, atık malzemeler ve kâğıt hamuru kullanarak dev kuklaları yaptılar ve gösterilerin koreografisini hazırladılar 🎊 📣 Bread and Puppet Theater team collaborated with more than 50 volunteers to design their Istanbul performance 🙌 During the three-week workshop, they prepared the giant puppets using waste material and papier maché, and finalised the choreography 🎊 #istanbulbienali #istanbulbiennial @kocholding @breadandpuppet @bilgiofficial @bilgimappa @bilgifest408 @ifbilgi

Photos from Bread and Puppet Theater's post 09/09/2022

Getting ready for run-through of "Demons of Society" in Istanbul on Saturday! First performance Wednesday, September 14 at İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi! More info on next week's performances here: https://bienal.iksv.org/en/news/bread-and-puppet-theater-s-istanbul-parades?fbclid=IwAR19xgPfvRu765glqMDGuojdiXbrTrNtZ-AoeOB54yEy-goBNhNnket9eNg

09/09/2022

Tickets just went on sale for our Kingston, NY show!!! September 13th at 6 p.m!
https://breadandpuppet.org/product/the-apocalypse-defiance-circus-09-13-2022-6-pm

09/07/2022

Big embracer puppet rehearsal today at Bilgi University; putting together our "Demons of Society" show for next week. More information on the four performances here: https://bienal.iksv.org/en/news/bread-and-puppet-theater-s-istanbul-parades?fbclid=IwAR19xgPfvRu765glqMDGuojdiXbrTrNtZ-AoeOB54yEy-goBNhNnket9eNg

09/07/2022

Rehearsal of Bread and Puppet Theater’s “Courage”, in Turkish, narrated by Feride Eralp, with our “Demons of Society” volunteer crew, at İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, for the International Istanbul Biennial... more information: https://bienal.iksv.org/en/news/bread-and-puppet-theater-s-istanbul-parades?fbclid=IwAR19xgPfvRu765glqMDGuojdiXbrTrNtZ-AoeOB54yEy-goBNhNnket9eNg.

09/06/2022

Bread and Puppet Theater's "Demons of Society" in Istanbul, next week: September 14, 15, 16, and 17.

Save the dates for Bread and Puppet Theater’s Istanbul parades and performances!

18.00–20.30 14/09 santralistanbul
18.00–20.30 15/09 Küçükçekmece Gölbaşı
18.00–20.30 16/09 & 17/09 Müze Gashouse

Bread and Puppet Theater team is collaborating with volunteers in Istanbul to create their performance “Demons of Society” for the International Istanbul Biennial. The performances will feature a part of leading Turkish Karagöz master Cengiz Özeks play “Garbage Monster”.

The project involves collaborations with many people and institutions, including Feride Eralp, Istanbul Bilgi University Management of Performing Arts Programme, Kucukcekmece Municipality and Gashouse.

An extensive selection from company member John Bell’s archive of puppetry, street performance and activism will be presented at the biennial venue Barın Han.
More information here: https://bienal.iksv.org/en/news/bread-and-puppet-theater-s-istanbul-parades

09/05/2022

ATTENTION: Due to the weather forecast, our perfirmance today in Lawrence, MA has been moved INDOORS. The address of the new show location is:

238 Essex St
Lawrence, MA

Time: 4:00pm

As this is an indoor event, masks are highly recommended for all attendees. Thank you for your consideration, and enjoy the show!

09/04/2022

We are looking for a last-minute venue in Rochester, NY on Thursday 9/15. Ideas? Email [email protected].

Photo by Mark Dannenhauer

Photos from İstanbul Bienali's post 09/02/2022

Photos from İstanbul Bienali's post

Photos from Bread and Puppet Theater's post 09/01/2022

Today in Istanbul we are installing Peter Schumann's "Bread and Puppet Bedsheet Paintings" and John Bell's "Annals of Object Performance exhibitions in the Barin Han gallery here, as part of the International Istanbul Biennial... Thank you Gamze Ozturk, Asli, Bihter, Ece, and Ergin for all your work today! This exhibition also includes continuous screening of DeeDee Halleck and Tamar Schumann's 2001 film "Ah! The Hopeful Pageantry of Bread and Puppet".

Photos from Bread and Puppet Theater's post 08/30/2022

Yesterday at our "Demons of Society" workshop Clare explained puppet building techniques and cardboard technology, drawing in part on Sara Peattie's "68 Ways to Build Giant Puppets"; then we went to a Bigli University dump to get materials to build Demons!

08/29/2022

Hey St. Louis! We're looking for venues September 29-30. Ideas? Please email [email protected]. Thank you!!
(Photo by Mark Dannenhauer)

Photos from Bread and Puppet Theater's post 08/27/2022

First day of the Bread and Puppet "Demons of Society" workshop, with 75 volunteers, for the Istanbul Biennial, led by Bread and Puppeteers Clare Dolan, Adam Cook, Feride Eralp, and John Bell. The group will build traditional Bread and Puppet masks and puppets, as well as Demons of Society constructed from junk and detritus; the show will be performed in two weeks at four different outdoor venues around Istanbul. In addition, John Bell is curating a "Bread and Puppet Bedsheet Paintings" and an "Annals of Object Performance" at the Barin Hall gallery.

08/26/2022

Shows next week:
9/2 @ 6:00pm: Haverhill Common, Haverhill, NH
9/3 @ 3:00pm: B&P Farm, Glover, VT
9/4 @ 4:00pm: Cambridge Common, Cambridge, MA

Shows the week after
9/5 @ ~4:20pm: Lawrence Common, Lawrence, MA
9/9 @ 8:00pm: Emery Community Arts Center, Farmington, ME
9/10 @ 4:00pm: Fort Allan Park, Portland, ME
9/11 @ 6:00pm: Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton, MA

08/26/2022

We will be performing The Apocalypse Defiance Circus on our Cross Country Tour this Fall! Here is our first week of shows:

Friday, September 2nd at 6 p.m in Haverhill, NH
https://www.facebook.com/events/582745243340639/

Saturday, September 3rd at 3 p.m in Glover, VT
https://www.facebook.com/events/591332545980629

Sunday, September 4th at 4 p.m in Cambridge, MA
https://www.facebook.com/events/604612321172714/

Monday, September 5th at 4:20 p.m at the Bread & Roses Festival in Lawrence, MA
https://www.facebook.com/events/735155354239692

Check out our tour schedule:
https://breadandpuppet.org/tour-schedu

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